Category Archives: NoSQL

Data Summit: A Trip Report

Last week I had the pleasure of attending, and speaking at, the annual Data Summit event in New York City. The event, sponsored by Database Trends & Applications, boasted knowledge-packed days of presentations on all things data. Day one started … Continue reading

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An Overview of Today’s Leading DBMS Platforms

Recently I wrote a series of DBMS product descriptions/overviews for the TechTarget web portal. The product descriptions were an adjunct a 7 part series of articles I wrote reviewing DBMS technology and considerations circa 2015. Anyway, the purpose of today’s post … Continue reading

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A Couple of Database Predictions

I usually try to avoid predicting the future because humans, as a general rule, are not very good at it. But when things look repetitive or cyclical, then sometimes a “bold” prediction here and there is worth attempting. So, with … Continue reading

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Models Should Form the Basis of Database and Application Development

One of the biggest challenges facing today’s organizations is ensuring the right information reaches the right people so data is used appropriately and accurately. In the age of Big Data and analytics, there is even more data being churned out … Continue reading

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Are DBAs Obsolete?

Before we go any further, let me briefly answer the question posed in this column’s title: “No Way!” OK … with that out of the way, let’s discuss the issue … Every so often, some industry pundit gets his opinions … Continue reading

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On Being Skeptical in the Face of Hype

  A little while ago I took on the task of cleaning out my office closet. As I undertook this task, I paused regularly to review items that were stowed away in there. One of the more interesting things I … Continue reading

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NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference – Day Two

The second day of the 2013 NowSQL Now conference (August 21, 2013) every bit as enjoyable as the first was yesterday. But today was more like a traditional conference, with smaller sessions instead of the half-day sessions of the first … Continue reading

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NoSQL Now! 2013 Conference

This week I am in San Jose, California for the 2013 edition of the NoSQL Now! conference. This is the third annual NoSQL Now! Conference, which bills itself as the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL technologies. But what is NoSQL? … Continue reading

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The Commoditization of Commercial Database Management Systems?

The relational database system has become so popular and ingrained into the modern day organization that many people have started to take them for granted. Instead of appreciating them for the intricate, multi-faceted and useful tool that they are, a … Continue reading

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New Books on Big Data

I’ve been taking the time to read up on Big Data topics and related technologies the past couple of weeks, so I thought I’d take the time to share with you my thoughts on some of the Big Data books … Continue reading

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