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  • In-memory technologies move databases to real time

    Last week, application-performance monitoring service provider New Relic launched an offering that allows customers to mine its operational data for business intelligence.

  • HortonWorks: The Hadoop company everyone wants to be best friends with now

    During the past few years Neustar, an $830 million publicly-traded data analytics company, has undergone a dramatic business transformation, and it's been powered almost entirely by Hadoop.

  • Big Data causing big changes, analysts predict

    The unprecedented growth in the volumes and complexity of business information is ushering in the era of ?Big Data?. The phenomenon is not a "thing" but instead a strategic approach that crosses many IT borders and so poses one of the biggest challenges currently facing CIOs from companies of all sizes.

  • Why Sybase was worth $6 billion to SAP

    Few companies get a chance at a second life. When John Chen signed on as CEO of Sybase in 1998, the database software vendor was, in Chen's own words, "a very, very dead company." Once a strong competitor to Oracle, Sybase had lost its way, in part because it missed the opportunity to enter the enterprise application market Oracle now leads.

  • How virtual servers make the cloud more elastic

    Q&A: The founder of ScaleMP explains the differences between scaling out and scaling up with virtualisation in the cloud.

  • Flash memory battleground is all about speed

    Vendors are pushing ultra-fast flash memory-based appliances, but at what cost?

  • Oracle offers compression to DBAs

    Oracle's powerful new HP Oracle Database Machine comes with 168TB of storage ... and a hefty price tag to boot. But there is another to boost processing power: the company's own efficient compression technology.

  • The dash for flash: SSDs get a flash boost

    DRAM-cached flash memory solid state drives represent the high-performance end of the on-rushing solid state datacentre invasion. TMS' Woody Hutsell gives his views on what's happening in this leading/bleeding edge area.

  • Oracle ignores data migration worries claims rival

    EntepriseDB takes the opportunity provided by the recent release of 11G to have a dig at Oracle's data migration, its licensing costs, and its green claims about 11G.

  • Book Review: Physical Database Design

    This is a database book with a difference: this is not about how to build a database but this is about why. This is about how to make things work efficiently and how theory applies to real life. In short, it's an indispensible guide.

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