Displaying items by tag: SQL

Bringing a glass of ice-cold water to companies stuck in the raging hot hell of data warehouses built for the pre-cloud era, Snowflake's cloud-purposed data warehouses are really, really cool.

Published in Cloud

Acronis Backup 12.5 is an easy-to-use, yet still powerful multi-platform back-up solution with an all-important active protection against ransomware.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 06 January 2017 21:37

Keeping your SQL Server healthy

These are the tools I depend on, both when establishing a new SQL Server or encountering one in the wild.

Published in The Wired CIO

FileMaker 15, a new release of the application development system for OS X, Windows, iOS and the web, delivers new or improved features in the areas of mobility, automation and integration, ease of use, security, and performance.

Published in Business Software

Third-party developers can now exploit the performance of the SQL coprocessors built into Oracle's Sparc M7 chip.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 09:38

New SEO/SQL web application attack identified

Hackers are manipulating SEO (search engine optimisation) rankings to impact an organisations revenue and reputation.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 28 October 2015 14:13

Oracle announces first SPARC M7 systems

Oracle's latest hardware announcements feature the new SPARC M7 processor.

Published in Hardware
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 18:01

Tableau 9 coming in 60 days

Australian users of the Tableau analytics and visualisation software seem keen to get their hands on the next major release.

Published in Data
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 22:02

Oracle adds SQL to Big Data

Oracle has announced SQL access to data stored in an Oracle Big Data Appliance, initially from Exadata systems, but over time from other models in its Engineered Systems family and then from Oracle Database generally.

Published in Data
Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:38

Actian provides high-performance SQL in Hadoop

Database and analytics vendor Actian has added its X100 SQL engine to Hadoop, making big data repositories more accessible to business users and reducing processing times.

Published in Data

Big Data is 'crossing the chasm' from technically oriented organisations to mainstream businesses, a Teradata executive told iTWire.

Thursday, 31 January 2013 08:29

EMC updates Greenplum big data analytics appliance

A new edition of EMC's Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA) handles structured and unstructured data in a single appliance.

Monday, 31 December 2012 16:43

Roll your own business intelligence

It is a truism that what gets measured gets improved. One important function of the CIO is to ensure strategic information is delivered to executive management as a basis for steering the company. Here is a simple C# app to easily publish results of SQL queries as Excel spreadsheets.

Published in CIO Trends

Quest Software - now a Dell subsidiary - is famous for its database tools such as Toad for Oracle. The newly released Toad for Oracle 11.6 makes it easier for database administrators to work remotely.

Friday, 08 June 2012 08:55

Linux comes to Microsoft Azure

Microsoft is previewing several new features of Windows Azure, including the ability to run Linux on Azure virtual machines.

Published in Open Source

A modestly priced version of Actian's high-performance Vectorwise database aims to help smaller organisations into the world of Big Data.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:12

Microsoft updates Azure, adjusts prices

Microsoft has rolled out a number of changes to its Windows Azure platform, including a "truly free" 90-day trial plus new price caps on large databases.

Published in Cloud Computing
Monday, 01 August 2011 15:35

Big data coming to everyday enterprise apps

The term 'big data' is generally associated with science and a very few specialised areas of business. But one database company is predicting it will find a home in a much broader range of activities.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011 09:14

Patch Tuesday heralds a busy spell for admins

As expected, Microsoft and Adobe have released a hefty batch of security updates for their products.

Published in Security
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