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21 Jun 2017
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Best Of NoSQL: 7 Document Databases Compared [64436]
JavaWorld, June 21st 2017

"Which document-oriented database is right for your app? Follow this guide to the most developer-friendly NoSQL databases...

'The right tool for the right job.' If such wisdom holds true anywhere, it certainly holds true with the choice of database a developer picks for a given application. Document databases, one of the family of data products collectively referred to as 'NoSQL,' are for developers who want to focus on their application rather than the database technology..."
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21 Jun 2017
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Hybrid Databases: Combining Relational And NoSQL [64437]
Business 2 Community, June 21st 2017

"Although NoSQL databases have been gaining popularity over the years, the idea behind them isn't really new. What's changed is the availability of new solutions and their improved reliability and performance, leading to expanded use from a niche audience to a broader one.

Nowadays, especially thanks to this broad range of tools for developing robust database systems, we shouldn't stubbornly stick to our preferred solution simply for subjective reasons, but instead make use of the best tools available for a specific task or project requirement. Sometimes, your best bet is a combination of relational and NoSQL databases because one often complements the other..."
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10 May 2017
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NoSQL, No Problem: Why MySQL Is Still King [63260]
InfoWorld, May 10th 2017

"You'd think the advent of 'webscale' NoSQL databases would have consigned MySQL to history. But you'd be very wrong...

MySQL is a bit of an attention hog. With relational databases supposedly put on deathwatch by NoSQL, MySQL should have been edging gracefully to the exit by now (or not so gracefully, like IBM's DB2).

Instead, MySQL remains neck-and-neck with Oracle in the database popularity contest, despite nearly two decades less time in the market. More impressive still, while Oracle's popularity keeps falling, MySQL is holding steady. Why?..."
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26 Apr 2017
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9 Ways Database Automation Solves Database Issues [62781]
Datamation, April 26th 2017

"If you're a database administrator (DBA) or database developer, you've most likely faced challenges throughout the development lifecycle, such as backup errors, insufficient data or system availability, configuration issues and so on.

One of the most important tasks in developing your database is constant testing. And if you're not using database automation, testing may prove to be the biggest challenge of all. This is particularly true if you're using a test-driven development (TDD) approach and want to build unit tests before writing the actual, functional code..."
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20 Apr 2017
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NoSQL Grudge Match: MongoDB Vs. Couchbase Server [62595]
RedMonk, April 20th 2017

Which document database? From ease of installation and backup flexibility to index design and query capabilities, a few key differences point the way

"Choosing the right database for the job can be a daunting task, particularly if you're entertaining the full space of SQL and NoSQL options. If you're looking for a flexible, general-purpose option that allows for fluid schemas and complex nested data structures, a document database might be right for you. MongoDB and Couchbase Server are two popular choices. How should you choose?..."
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12 Apr 2017
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13 Top In-Memory Database Products (Slideshow) [62327]
Information Management, April 12th 2017

"Forrester Research recently issued its Wave report looking at 13 top products for in-memory databases. Five products fell into the Leader category: IBM dashDB/DB2, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, Oracle Database In-Memory/Times Ten In-Memory Database, SAP HANA and Teradata Database. Six products were named Strong Performers: Aerospike, Couchbase Server, DataStax Enterprise, Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, Redis Labs Enterprise Cluster and VoltDB. Two products were named as Contenders: MemSQL Enterprise and Starcounter..."
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