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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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  • Hitachi Extends Cloud Managed Services Offerings...
    on June 22, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Hitachi Vantara has announced the expansion of the Hitachi Enterprise Cloud family of managed private and hybrid cloud "as-a-service" offerings, including new options for deploying cloud-native application environments. In addition, Hitach is introducing storage-as-a-service offerings that are pre-engineered for on-premises. These new as-a-service offerings are aimed at data center modernization and ensuring that customers realize the greatest value with Hitachi technology through outcome-based […]

  • Oracle Launches Internet Intelligence Map to...
    on June 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Oracle has announced availability of the Internet Intelligence Map which provides users with a simple, graphical way to track the health of the internet and gain insight into the impact of events such as natural disasters or state-imposed interruptions. Oracle's Internet Intelligence team frequently publishes data and analysis that informs public understanding of the technical underpinnings of the internet and its effects on topics like geopolitics and e-commerce. With the new availability of […]

  • Save the Date for COLLABORATE 19
    on June 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    It's never too early to begin thinking about the next COLLABORATE. Mark your calendar and plan to join us in San Antonio, Texas April 7-11, 2019. #C19TX […]

  • Hitachi Vantara Introduces Solutions for...
    on June 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Hitachi Vantara has announced hardware and software enhancements across the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) family of converged, hyperconverged and rack-scale systems, including NVMe SSD caching and GPU processor-based server options. New certified applications ecosystem solutions optimized for mission-critical environments include Oracle databases, SAP HANA, VMware, and big data analytics frameworks. […]

  • Oracle Announces APEX 18.1
    on June 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Oracle recently announced general availability of?Oracle Application Express?(APEX) 18.1, a low-code rapid application development platform that can run in any Oracle Database and is included with every Oracle Database Cloud Service.? APEX enables users to develop, design, and deploy data-driven desktop and mobile applications using only a browser.? […]

  • GDPR for the DBA
    on June 18, 2018 at 7:01 am

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect worldwide on May 25, 2018. In response, companies throughout the world increased their data security awareness, appointed data protection officers and updated their privacy policies. IT support staff responded with updated data dictionaries, flagging of personal data, encryption at various points (local and cloud storage, network traffic, etc.) and heightened security procedures. However, more work is needed. In this article we […]

  • Creating an Oracle Patching Strategy
    on June 14, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Patching an Oracle installation can be interesting, especially if the patch needs to be backed out.  Read on to see how to create a process that preserves the original home. […]

  • Top Reporting Tools for MySQL in 2018
    on June 11, 2018 at 7:01 am

    Rob Gravelle presents some of the Top Reporting Tools for MySQL for your viewing pleasure. […]

  • Azure SQL Database and GDPR Compliance
    on June 7, 2018 at 7:01 am

    In recent years, technology landscape has undergone dramatic changes, driven primarily by cloud computing and a continuously increasing level of attention dedicated to security, privacy, and compliance. One of the more significant initiatives that attempts to address these challenges is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR. In this article, we will explore how Azure SQL Database could help with addressing the GDPR requirements. […]

  • Indexes That Have Not Been Used but Are Being...
    on June 4, 2018 at 7:01 am

    We all know indexes are important for improving your query performance, but to store and maintain indexes SQL Server requires disk space and compute resources. If you have indexes that are not being used, they are costing you valuable resources and causing your update statements to run longer. Those updates run longer because they have to maintain those unused indexes. If your application is not using an index, then there is no value in having that index. Read on to learn more. […]