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It's time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

You can treat SQL Server on Linux as a new deployment option, not a whole new database. That means you can choose the operating system that best fits your project.

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Despite risk, 1,000 in tech pledge not to help Trump's data efforts

Participating in the pledge means agreeing not to help the government create a database that can be used to target people based on race or religion or "facilitate mass deportations."

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MariaDB reduce admin overhead for DevOps teams

New version of MaxScale software adds support for data streaming, enterprise security and high availability to cut administration overhead for DevOps teams.

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Financial sector expands use of blockchain databases

Banks and financial markets are adopting blockchain distributed database software for payments and lending services at a faster pace than once expected.

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Dell Services innovation lab for SAP-HANA creates superior solutions for customers

Dell Services allows customers to analyze the ins and outs of migrating to SAP HANA and the SAP S/4HANA business suite and then jumpstart applications for business transformation.

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What CIOs need to know about SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.

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Review: MongoDB Atlas shoulders the ops burden

Flexible configuration, rich tooling, and great pricing make MongoDB's DBaaS offering an instant winner

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Meet Microsoft's 'planet scale' NoSQL database

Forget the name: Microsoft says DocumentDB is more powerful than Cassandra and has more paying users than MongoDB – and it’s not actually for documents.

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Microsoft rolls out SQL Server 2016 with a special deal to woo Oracle customers

The next version of Microsoft's SQL Server relational database management system is now available, and along with it comes a special offer designed specifically to woo Oracle customers.

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How data virtualization delivers on the DevOps promise

Your data could be standing in the way of getting the most out of DevOps and continuous delivery. It’s also a significant security risk in development — and that’s about to get more expensive

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How to define the evolving role of data scientist

Data science is a hot new career, but companies still aren't sure how to best use these employees. Here’s how to hire data scientists with a clear strategy in place.

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5 things you need to know about data exhaust

Big data is now a familiar term in most of the business world, and companies large and small are scrambling to take advantage of it. Data exhaust, on the other hand, is less widely known, and in some ways it's an evil twin brother.

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IT career roadmap: How to become a data scientist

In this month's Career Roadmap, Tom Walsh and Alex Krowitz, both research engineers for workforce management company Kronos, discuss what it takes to be a data scientist -- one of today's hottest and most in-demand IT careers.

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DataStax believes multi-model databases are the future

DataStax is strengthening operational database support for multiple data models, from key value to tabular, JSON and graph, and has added DataStax Enterprise Graph to its offering.

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Do IT groups really need to move to a software-defined environment?

Pay close attention to the competitive advantage levers in software-defined IT.

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MariaDB targets big data analytics market with ColumnStore

The relational database company's upcoming MariaDB ColumnStore is a columnar storage engine for massively parallel distributed query execution and data loading, supporting use cases ranging from real-time to batch to algorithmic.

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Microsoft continues hybrid push with stretchable SQL Server

Microsoft is keeping up its push to provide businesses with hybrid cloud tools by offering a new feature that lets companies stretch their database tables from on-premises infrastructure to its Azure storage service.

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