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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

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)


Introduction to Databases (Philip Greenspun)


DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



A Timeline of Database History (QuickBase)


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library



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


Introduction to Databases (Jennifer Widom, Stanford University)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium



Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)




Database Trends and Applications

Database Journal
NPR Archives








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Database Trends and Applications : All Articles RSS feeds from Database Trends and Applications .

  • IBM Reports Robust Fourth Quarter, Led by Cloud...
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    IBM reported fourth-quarter revenue of $22.5 billion, up 4%. Systems (includes systems hardware and operating systems software)?saw revenue of $3.3 billion, up 32% over the same quarter last year, driven by growth in IBM z, Power Systems, and storage. […]

  • Salesforce and IBM Combine Analytics Forces
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    IBM and Salesforce have expanded their strategic partnership, bringing together IBM Cloud and Watson services with Salesforce Quip and Salesforce Service Cloud Einstein. […]

  • Elevating Blockchain into the Global Supply Chain
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM are establishing a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. By applying the technology to digitize global trade processes, a new form of command and consent can be introduced into the flow of information, empowering multiple trading partners to collaborate and establishing a single shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality. The platform is built on […]

  • Compuware and SonarSource Add COBOL Testing to...
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Compuware has teamed with SonarSource to integrate accurate COBOL test coverage reporting into the automated QA processes they already use to support DevOps and continuous delivery. The companies released new integrations intended to empower enterprise DevOps teams to accurately track and validate code coverage of COBOL application testing. […]

  • CA Technologies Promotes ?Cobots??Collaborative...
    on January 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    CA Technologies is partnering with Tampere University of Technology and Tieto in Finland on Cobotics?a collaborative robotics project. The project will explore the challenges of building safe, secure, and effective human-to-robot workflows. Ensuring proper control and execution of these "cobot" workflows and understanding their information requirements is central to maximizing the potential of robot-human collaboration. […]

  • How to Implement Dynamic Data Masking in Azure...
    on January 22, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Anoop Kumar shows you the SQL Commands (T-SQL) to secure PII/PHI data using the SQL Server Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) feature and explores DDM's built in functions to mask all critical data elements. DDM restricts unauthorized users from accessing critical data with no changes in the application. […]

  • Supporting Operational Systems in a Big Data World
    on January 16, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Lockwood Lyon explores the aspects of data modelling that are essential during application development in order to make the application data valuable to an organization. […]

  • Static Registration and the Oracle 12.2 Listener
    on January 11, 2018 at 8:01 am

    It may not be an easy switch to the listener if you have static registration configured.  Read on to see why. […]

  • Ransomware Attacks Against MySQL and How to Avoid...
    on January 8, 2018 at 8:01 am

    In February of 2017, hundreds of MySQL databases were erased and replaced with a ransom demand. Rob Gravelle explores how databases were compromised and offers a few best practices for protecting your own MySQL installations from malicious entities. […]

  • Azure Cosmos DB Consistency Levels
    on January 4, 2018 at 8:01 am

    The majority of traditional database management systems are responsible for making sure that any changes to their data are consistently reflected in the results of subsequent queries. Azure Cosmos DB extends the range of consistency options by providing support for bounded-staleness, session, and consistent prefix models. […]