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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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A Timeline of Database History (QuickBase)


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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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Database Trends and Applications
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  • SentryOne Introduces Mobile App for SentryOne...
    on October 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    SentryOne introduced the?SentryOne Monitoring Mobile App, which enables data professionals and IT managers to view SQL Server, SSAS, and SentryOne Cloud Sync monitoring data on iOS and Android mobile devices and receive push notifications for specified conditions as they occur. […]

  • Juniper Networks Releases Variety of Solutions to...
    on October 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Juniper Networks, a provider of automated, scalable, and secure networks, is releasing a variety of new solutions to accelerate the industry's adoption of automation practices. Juniper is unveiling a collaborative community that includes tools, labs, libraries and an exchange of innovative applications to accelerate automation adoption for companies and individuals. […]

  • Snowflake Computing Secures $450 Million in...
    on October 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Snowflake Computing, a data warehouse built for the cloud, is closing $450 million in additional growth funding led by Sequoia Capital to help Snowflake execute new and existing strategies. The remainder of Snowflake's existing investors also participated: Altimeter Capital, Capital One Growth Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Redpoint Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures and Wing Ventures. […]

  • NuoDB Adds Container-Native Features in Latest...
    on October 11, 2018 at 7:00 am

    NuoDB, the distributed SQL database company, is improving its database with new container-native features. The release of NuoDB v3.3 adds the availability for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, a Kubernetes and containers application platform. Customers will now gain the flexibility to deploy a distributed SQL database into their preferred architecture.? NuoDB is now available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform where it can be actively provisioned, managed, and controlled. […]

  • DBmaestro Releases Update to Streamline Database...
    on October 11, 2018 at 7:00 am

    DBmaestro, a DevOps for database solution provider, is releasing DBmaestro DevOps Platform 7.5, enabling CI/CD and release automation for PostgreSQL. DBmaestro's DevOps Platform 7.5 includes database release automation solutions to streamline database changes. […]

  • Oracle Network Encryption
    on October 15, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Oracle provides a method of encrypting networked database connections, with a few caveats.  Read on to see how this  is configured and what settings will ensure encrypted communication. […]

  • Managing Users and Roles in Oracle's MySQL Cloud
    on October 11, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Rob Gravelle shows you how to create and manage user accounts in Oracle's MySQL Cloud Service. […]

  • Installing SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.0
    on October 8, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Greg Larsen offers detailed instructions on how to install SQL Server 2019 CTP 2.0. […]

  • Overview of In-Memory Technologies of Azure SQL...
    on October 4, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Azure SQL Database offers a straightforward approach to controlling its performance through vertical scaling. Despite its simplicity, scaling up has obvious pricing implications and, while it is an online operation, it might result in rollback of in-flight transactions. If you are looking for a supplemental approach to enhancing performance, then you might want to consider implementing in-memory technologies which are part of the Azure SQL Database feature set. […]

  • SQL Server 2019 is Here
    on October 1, 2018 at 7:01 am

    On Monday, Sep 24, 2018, at the Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 (community technical preview (CTP) release of SQL Server 2.0).This new release of SQL Server is packed with many new features to improve performance, integrate your increasing volumes of corporate data, beef up security, and more.&nbs […]