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database : a usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer) — Webster

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Database is an organized collection of data, today typically in digital form. The data are typically organized to model relevant aspects of reality (for example, the availability of rooms in hotels), in a way that supports processes requiring this information (for example, finding a hotel with vacancies). — Wikipedia



Introduction to Databases (Philip Greenspun)


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Jan’s Illustrated Computer Literacy 101, Databases, Microsoft Access (Jan Smith)


Introduction to Databases (Jennifer Widom, Stanford University)
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  • CognitiveScale chosen by Dell to Assist Customer...
    on August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    CognitiveScale Inc., a provider augmented intelligence and AI software, is being selected by Dell to help transform customer experience and marketing productivity through AI. Dell chose CognitiveScale and its Cortex 5 software to power and transform the core of their customer journeys. […]

  • VIDEO: How Multi-Model Databases Reduce Data...
    on August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    At?Data Summit 2018, Jeff Fried, director of product management at InterSystems, gave attendees a primer on how multi-model databases reduce data modeling complexity in his session, "Polyglot Persistence Versus Multi-Model Databases." […]

  • DFLabs Updates Platform to Better Handle Security...
    on August 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    DFLabs, provider of security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) technology, is introducing a new version of the IncMan SOAR platform that uses automated event triage to dramatically reduce the number of security incidents generated from alerts. […]

  • EnterpriseDB Creates Tool for Moving Oracle...
    on August 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    EnterpriseDB, developer of a Postgres-based database platform, is releasing the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, an automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform. […]

  • DBI Introduces New Performance Monitoring...
    on August 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    DBI Software, a provider of Db2 LUW performance solutions, has introduced new capabilities in its pureFeat V7 Performance Management Suite for IBM Db2 LUW. With this release, DBI is elevating performance monitoring to help DBAs and management teams to cope with the volatility of agile environments, said Scott Hayes, president and founder of DBI. […]

  • Oracle's Transparent Data Encryption
    on August 13, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Keeping data secure also means keeping it obscured should a breach occur.  Read on to see how Oracle's Transparent Data Encryption can keep that data from prying eyes. […]

  • The Best (and Worst) Cloud Services for MySQL
    on August 9, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Each and every day, new cloud-based database providers are cropping up to meet the demands of Big Data. Companies both large and small love database as a service (DBaaS) because it frees them from having to dedicate their own infrastructure towards data storage, while providing the ability to scale their databases (DBs) into ever-increasing capacities - all with minimal hassle. This slideshow focuses on services that cater - at least in part - to MySQL users. […]

  • Azure SQL Database Business Continuity...
    on August 6, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Marcin Policht provides an overview of a number of new features that facilitate Azure SQL Database business continuity. […]

  • How to Resize tempdb
    on August 2, 2018 at 7:02 am

    When you are setting up a new SQL Server machine you need to determine how big you should make tempdb. To make sure you size tempdb appropriately you should monitor the tempdb space usage. If there are autogrowth events occurring after you have recycled SQL Server than you might want to increase the size of your tempdb data files. If tempdb never uses most of the tempdb space, then you might want to consider decreasing the size of tempdb. […]

  • How to Remove Transparent Data Encryption From a...
    on August 2, 2018 at 7:01 am

    There may be a time when you want to turn off transparent data encryption on one of your TDE enabled databases. In this tip, Greg Larsen shows you how simple it is to remove Transparent Data Encryption. […]