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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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  • 3 Ways Machine Learning Is Transforming Data...
    on December 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Because companies across all industries are realizing the need for data in evidence-based decision making over gut instinct, they're increasingly relying on more minds, teamwork, and tighter collaboration for confidence and trust in analytical outcomes. Today, machine learning is improving the process by being a new "mind" to supplement and enhance our human thought. […]

  • Regulatory Compliance Demands Sustainable...
    on December 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Evolving compliance obligations, including the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the NYDFS Cybersecurity Regulation (23 NYCRR Part 500), are driving the urgent need for governance, and, in the U.S., high-profile hacks, leaks, and data breaches amplify security risks and underscore the ongoing requirement to protect corporate data from spying, harvesting, and exfiltration. As of now, all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and many U.S. territories have data breach […]

  • Dell Boomi Enhances Platform with New Security...
    on December 12, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Dell Boomi, an enterprise transformation provider of cloud integration and workflow automation, is releasing the Fall 2018 version of its Boomi platform. Boomi's new features work to improve productivity and efficiency across the entire organization. […]

  • The State of Software Licensing: The...
    on December 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    To understand how monetization models are changing, we must look at the state of software licensing and monetization as it is now and how technology will work in the future. […]

  • Fast and Furious Technology: From HFT to IoT
    on December 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The rate of speed at which technology is changing is matched only by the speed of new applications. From high-frequency trading (HFT) to the Internet of Things (IoT), sophisticated processing capabilities mean that we just keep receiving and using data faster. […]

  • Introduction to Azure SQL Database Hyperscale
    on December 10, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Since its inception, Azure SQL Database offering has been evolving in order to accommodate a wide range of needs of its customers. This has resulted in two separate deployment models and pricing models, each with distinct tiers of service, representing unique performance and functionality characteristics. Azure SQL Database Hyperscale is the latest manifestation of this trend, targeting scenarios where the storage requirements exceed the current database size limit of 4 TB. In this article, you […]

  • New Preview of SQL Server Management Studio...
    on December 6, 2018 at 9:01 am

    On September 24th Microsoft released the first Community Technical Preview for SQL Server 2019, which was CTP2.0. At the same time Microsoft pushed out a new preview for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) known as version 18. Now is the time to download this new preview! […]

  • SQL Server 2019 Community Technical Preview (CTP)...
    on December 3, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Microsoft announced the release or CTP 2.1 for SQL Server 2019. This is the second CTP released for SQL Server 2019, and it has lots of new exciting features, like " UDF inlining". Read on to find out more! […]

  • IBM Db2 Statistical Functions for Analytics
    on November 27, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Until recently, business analytics against big data and the enterprise data warehouse had to come from sophisticated software packages. This was because many statistical functions such as medians and quartiles were not available in basic SQL, forcing the packages to retrieve large result sets and perform aggregations and statistics locally. Today, many database management systems have incorporated these functions into SQL, including IBM's flagship product, Db2. […]

  • A GUI Might Not Be An Oracle DBA's Best Friend
    on November 20, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Oracle DBAs should know how Oracle behaves and should also be able to address issues without the aid of a flashy graphical user interface (or GUI). Are you a DBAs who would be lost without applications interfaces to help you with tasks?&nbs […]