Building Your First Database With Microsoft Access

Your copy of Office Professional 2010 holds a powerful tool that you're probably not even using. Allow us to introduce you.

Master MySQL In The Amazon Cloud

Amazon Web Services offer new challenges and flexibility for database admins -- here's how to avoid the pitfalls and tune for performance.

SAP Lays Out Plans to Become Big Player in Databases, Mobile

SAP is hoping over time to convince those customers to run HANA instead.


How to Use Hadoop to Overcome Storage Limitations

Big data is all about storing and accessing large amounts of structured and unstructured data. However, where to put that data and how to access it have become the biggest challenges for enterprises looking to leverage the information. If you haven't yet considererd the open source Hadoop platform, now's the time.

Microsoft Beats Data-Sorting Record With New Approach

A new approach, called Flat Datacenter Storage, pushes computational sorting to each data server


Why Open Source Is The Key To Cloud Innovation

As the world begins to move to the cloud, open source software is taking an intrinsic role. How are key open source players providing the foundation and why is Richard Stallman saying, 'don't do it'?

Oracle Previews MySQL 5.6

The next version of MySQL will offer better replication and a sneak preview of NoSQL-like fast accessibility

Red Hat Announces Beta Availability of Storage 2.0

The product -- which is based on RHEL 6 -- provides a host of new options for software-based management of scalable storage.