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  • 7 New Offerings: Oracle Steps Up Its Big Data Game

    Apr 1, 2015

    Reading Time: 3 minutes For any big data effort to succeed, an organization needs to figure out how to combine the right data from the right sources to generate the right insights to achieve its goals. Transactional applications might hold data on customer purchases, for instance. But their browsing patterns, loyalty interactions and responses to tweeted offers are probably in web-based systems. You need to pull all the pieces together to solve the puzzle and exploit new opportunities. Oracle…..

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  • MySQL Fabric: The Best of NoSQL and Relational Databases

    Jul 12, 2014

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Oracle Corp. is currently the world’s second-largest software vendor—and it isn’t going to let a little thing like unstructured data stand in its way. With the recent release of its MySQL Fabric technology, which is meant to meet the demands of cloud- and web-based applications, Oracle is positioning itself to dominate the big data landscape. Most enterprise data is still stored in relational databases written in SQL. To handle diverse data types and increase the…..

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  • Fast and Simple: Use Cases for noSQL Database Technology

    May 9, 2013

    Reading Time: 2 minutes The relational database has ruled information technology sectors for decades. Ask any analyst, report writer, or database admin about day-to-day issues, and they are likely to recount headache-filled hours spent on joins and query troubleshooting. Although NoSQL technology is not about to replace the reigning data champion, NoSQL is being leveraged across multiple applications and enterprises with good results. Here are a few use cases for NoSQL databases. Varied Data Models for Varied Problems: The Netflix Solution…..

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