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September 30, 2014

How Is Google Analytics So Damn Fast

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TL; DR: Google Analytics stores a massive amount of statistical data from web sites across the globe. Retrieving reports quickly from such a large amount of data requires Google to use a custom solution that is easily scalable whenever more data n...

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September 29, 2014

NoSQL Will Protect You From The Onslaught of Data Overload

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TL;DR: As the amount of unstructured data being collected by organizations skyrockets, their existing databases come up short: they're too slow, too inflexible, and too expensive. What's needed is a DBMS that isn't constricted by the relational sc...

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September 23, 2014

Why is Google Analytics so Fast? A Peek Inside

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TL;DR: Google Analytics stores a massive amount of statistical data from web sites across the globe. Retrieving reports quickly from such a large amount of data requires Google to use a custom solution that is easily scalable whenever more data ne...

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September 22, 2014

Cloud Database Security, Farms and Restaurants: The Importance of Knowing Your Sources

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TL;DR: Securing your company's cloud-based assets starts by applying tried-and-true data-security practices modified to address the unique characteristics of virtual-network environments. Cloud services are slowly gaining the trust of IT manager...

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September 18, 2014

Can A Silicon Valley CTO Save Government Software From Itself

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  TL;DR: Following several high-profile development disasters, government IT departments have received a mandate to change their default app-development approach from the traditional top-down model to the agile, iterative, test-centric methodol...

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September 09, 2014

Why More Is Better with Database Management: The Multicloud Approach

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  TL;DR: At one time, organizations planning their cloud strategy adopted an either-or approach: Either store and manage data on a secure private cloud, or opt for the database-as-a-service model of the public cloud. Now companies are realizing...

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September 08, 2014

No "Buts" About It: The Cloud Is Transforming Your Company's Business Processes

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TL;DR: As IT managers gain confidence in the reliability and security of cloud services, it becomes more difficult for them to ignore the cloud's many benefits for all their business's operations. Companies have less hardware to purchase and mai...

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September 03, 2014

Don't Drown Yourself With Big Data: Hadoop May Be Your Lifeline

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      TL; DR: The tremendous growth predicted for the open-source Hadoop architecture for data analysis is driven by the mind-boggling increase in the amount of structured and unstructured data in organizations, and the need for sophisticated...

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August 28, 2014

The SQL Vulnerability Hackers Leverage to Steal Your IDs, Passwords, and More

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[TL:DR] The theft of hundreds of millions of user IDs, passwords, and email addresses was made possible by a database programming technique called dynamic SQL, which makes it easy for hackers to use SQL injection to gain unfettered access to datab...

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