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Oracle on Sunday introduced a new version of its database machine. Oracle Exadata X3-2 includes 26 terabytes of dynamic RAM (DRAM) and flash memory. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said it is meant to store "your database -- no, all your databases" in memory.
NoSQL represents the fastest-growing type of DBMS being adopted today. Is it right for you?
Cloud applications are no longer curious IT experiments -- now they're often on shortlists of deployment options.
New database updates address large-scale applications. Included are Couchbase Server 4.0 with multidimensional scaling support and VoltDB 5.0 with links to Hadoop data streaming tools.
Many members of the general public, which includes business executives, don't really understand what analytics is all about. It's up to data scientists to educate them.
The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must -- and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.
Technologies that support real-time data streaming and analytics aren't for everyone, but they can aid organizations that need to quickly assess large volumes of incoming information.
SAP ProMan can be a one-stop tool for executing a project's procurement-related functions and providing better visibility into procurement processes.
Previously available only in the PLM/CRM modules, Audit Management is now part of SAP ERP as well, providing a one-stop tool that can help companies meet a variety of audit requirements.
SuccessFactors Presentations can merge static PowerPoint slides with dynamic, real-time information from the SuccessFactors talent management system. Here's how to use the Presentations application.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way.
Modularity and new value types could come with Java 9. This could mean improved startup performance and easier programming of arrays.
Emmanuel Bernard discusses the Hibernate OGM project and how it has progressed since it was initially envisioned back in 2011.
Learn about the Google initiative, Solve for X, in this podcast with Barry Burd.
What's causing buffer? How much buffer should ideally be available in a network switch? Is there any standard available for buffer?
Accurate mainframe testing data is hard to obtain. This overview covers testing concepts, problems and tool options for improving test data management.
Increasing physical demands of modern IT gear can pose problems for classic rack enclosures. Watch for these factors when buying new racks or equipment.
IoT technology and mobile apps generate new concerns, including how to create interconnected digital experiences for users.
Responsive design can help a website display properly on a wide range of devices, but sometimes mobile apps are better suited to business needs.
SharePoint Online can reduce costs and ease management headaches, but not without a few functionality tradeoffs. Companies should be familiar with shortcomings before making the move into the cloud.
Mark Hurd cites cloud growth but acknowledges service problems with Taleo recruitment software.
In this fourth article of a seven-part series on buying HR software, two experts suggest which questions to ask before implementing your software.
Zuora's Tyler Sloat shares his CFO strategies for succeeding in the subscription economy.