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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



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


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  • Five Trends Driving Security in the Era of...
    on August 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Nearly every week of 2018 featured headlines of a new cyberattack on companies that people trust with their data, such as Marriott and Facebook. In years past, the biggest concern for companies was being hit with hefty fines, but now, they risk reputation damage if they breach compliance mandates and regulations when they are attacked.

  • Hybrid Databases Rearrange the Data Deck
    on August 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    We've reached the point where hybrid cloud arrangements have become commonplace in enterprises, and with this trend come implications for databases and data management. The rise of both hybrid and multi-cloud platforms means data needs to be managed in new ways, industry experts point out. And, there are lingering questions about which data should go into the cloud, and which should stay on-premise.

  • Blockchain Technology Market Expected to Grow...
    on August 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Grand View says the blockchain technlology market is expected to grow rapidly due to numerous benefits that it provides.

  • Melissa Creates Identity Verification Solution
    on August 15, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Melissa, a provider of global name, address, email, phone, and identity verification solutions is releasing Melissa KYC, a unified compliance tool set enabling businesses to verify the identity of their customers easily, securely, and conveniently.

  • Franz AllegroGraph Supports Shapes Constraint...
    on August 15, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Franz Inc., an early adopter of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and provider of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graph Solutions, is now supporting Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL), a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specification for validating graph-based data against a set of conditions.

  • Deployment of SQL Server 2019 Always On...
    on August 12, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Step through a demonstration illustrating a sample deployment of SQL Server 2019 Always On Availability Group cluster on Azure AKS. You'll discover how to leverage the Microsoft Azure-hosted managed Kubernetes service referred to as AKS.

  • What is in My Database Backup File
    on August 5, 2019 at 8:01 am

    The Microsoft SQL Server team has made it easy for you to retrieve the information in a backup file by using a couple of commands. Read on to learn more!

  • Doing Analytics Against Critical Production Data
    on July 29, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Learn about several techniques which, taken together, allow you to configure your critical production data so that it is efficient (and non-disruptive) to execute analytical queries against it in real time. No need for a separate hybrid appliance, no need for a massive data warehouse. Read on....

  • Understanding the Odd Behavior for Timestamp with...
    on July 22, 2019 at 8:01 am

    Timestamp with Oracle Time Zone columns exhibits 'interesting' behavior with respect to unique indexes and primary keys.  Read on to see the issue and one possibly confusing way to handle it!

  • Graphical Tools for Accessing Azure Cosmos DB
    on July 15, 2019 at 8:01 am

    While the most common methods of interacting with Azure Cosmos DB involve programmatic access, there are times when you might want to perform a quick change or take a peek at some of documents in a collection. In such instances, it is typically more convenient to rely on the graphical interface. Fortunately, there are several options you can use to accomplish.