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By Pierre Fricke
Recent weeks have been strange in the world of enterprise software. It is as though we have properly broken a cycle of frustration among enterprise customers. You recognize the cycle. That’s when end users – public and private – voice complaints, pundits postulate, and articles appear, but then everyone shrugs and goes back to the same old routine...
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By Keith Alsheimer
PostgreSQL was the big winner in the 2015 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards. The most advanced open source database was voted best relational database by the publication’s readership of senior IT managers, DBAs and corporate information project teams, beating out finalists Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. Postgres won a second recognition in the awards...
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By Roald Ruchti
A clear sign of changing times is the increasing number of companies in the financial services industry moving away from their traditional database solutions. One of the best examples is ABN AMRO Clearing, part of the state-owned ABN AMRO bank and a global leader in derivatives and equity clearing. Their journey toward open source began in 2006 ...
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By Vibhor Kumar
Security has always been a great concern of Enterprises. Especially, if you have crucial information stored in the database, you would always prefer to have high security around it. Over the years, technologies have evolved and provided better solutions around it. If you have very sensitive information, people try to keep this information...
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By Marc Linster
Oracle’s security chief seems pretty peeved over the prospect of someone other than the company’s own computer scientists finding a vulnerability. Mary Ann Davidson says as much in a now famous blog post where she accused customers of infringing Oracle’s licenses if they try to protect themselves from security breaches by double-checking Oracle’s...
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By Keith Alsheimer
A report in The Register claims Oracle is announcing new licensing terms – a Perpetual User License Agreement (PULA). According to the report, the license terms aren’t about time limitations, “Rather, the user will pay a fee – calculated by Oracle estimated on the size of your estate – for each year of unlimited deployment for database and options...
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By Marc Linster
In the UK General Election fever the National Health Service (NHS) featured prominently with promises to find the £8bn in funding it will require in the next five years.  NHS Chief Executive, Simon Stevens has also claimed he could find £22bn in savings by 2020, which means “efficiency” will remain a permanent fixture in the NHS lexicon. However,...
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By Mathieu LeFaucheur
France has been an early and aggressive adopter of open source technology since the beginning of the movement. In 2007, French authorities handed out 175,000 open source equipped memory sticks to high school students. By 2008, 24% of French organizations in a Forrester Research survey said they were already using open source software across the...
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By Jamey Hanson
NOTE:  This post uses a subset of ~10,000 JSON song files from the Million Song Database (MSD) project. Beware, this is a fun and addictive dataset to work with JSON files! JSON has fast become the de facto language of data interchange. It is a simple way for data to be represented as it is passed around between various services. The PostgreSQL...
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By Beth O'Byrne
The database market is undergoing a transformation, and it’s affecting both the IT department as well as the finance department in businesses today. In fact, as data – and its management and security – becomes increasingly important to business success, the most enduring collaborations in many organizations are being formed between finance and IT...
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