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Databases


August 5, 2011  12:51 PM

Guest blog post: Gavin Michael, CTIO Accenture on the “I” in IT

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Accenture, BI, Big Data, Data warehouse, Databases

gavin-michael.jpgData is the number one issue on the CIO agenda this year. The challenge today is managing information, and CIOs who create a data...

January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

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BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.

2010

On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...


July 16, 2010  12:32 PM

IBM assimilates the competition

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Databases, DeveloperWorks, IBM, Microsoft, Migration, Oracle, Porting, Sybase

Porting a database from one vendors offering to another has always been difficult. To try and ease the pain vendors have product porting guides, third party tools companies have products that will take your schemas and stored procedures and recreate them for the new target database and software...


June 10, 2010  3:05 AM

Why databases must follow the applications to the Cloud

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architecture, cloud, Databases

As increasing numbers of applications move to the Cloud architects need to think about the implications for system performance. A key benefit of the Cloud is access to resources on demand so that as applications need more processor, memory or disk space, these can be provisioned on demand.

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June 8, 2010  1:46 PM

Microsoft raises the bar for end user BI

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BI, Databases, excel, Microsoft, Open Data Protocol, SQL Azure

The days when BI was seen as hugely expensive tools that were only accessible to a small number of people are gone. The use of common tools such as spreadsheets and access to query languages have made it easier for end users to gain access to large datasets and do their own BI analysis.

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June 7, 2010  6:13 PM

Time for the DBA to stand up and be counted

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BI, Databases, DBA, Skills

It is now over 25 years since I wrote my first piece about databases. I started with mainframe databases but found myself being asked to write about Q&A a small flat file database running on a PC. Like many DBA's I was a little skeptical about where this market was going and what it could...


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