SQL Server 2016: Memory Optimized Tables Made Easier

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 05, 2015

Memory Optimized Tables promise significant performance gains, but tend to be difficult to work with. SQL Server 2016 reduces much of the pain by offering ALTER TABLE support.

SQL Server 2016: Clustered Columnstore Index Enhancements

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 04, 2015

Clustered Columnstore Indexes were one of the two headline features for SQL Server 2014. Designed for tables with over 10 million rows, they allow for good performance on analytical queries without the need to explicitly specify indexes. With SQL Server 2016, they gain the ability to support secondary indexes.

SQL Server 2016: Updatable, Non-Clustered Columnstore Indexes

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 03, 2015 1

Non-clustered Columnstore Indexes are also getting some enhancements in SQL Server 2016. The most notable of these enhancements is the ability to be updated.

SQL Server 2016: In-Memory Columnstore Indexes

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 02, 2015

New for SQL Server 2016 is the ability to place a Columnstore Index on an In-Memory Table.

SQL Server 2016: JSON Support

by Jonathan Allen on  May 28, 2015 2

SQL Server 2016 will finally see native support for JSON.

Slick 3: Reactive Streams for Asynchronous Database Access in Scala

by Mirko Stocker on  May 09, 2015 5

Slick, Typesafe's database query and access library for Scala, now supports the Reactive Streams API in the just released version 3.0. This enables developers to query their databases asynchronously and non-blocking. InfoQ talked to Slich Tech-Lead Stefan Zeiger to learn more about the new features and what they've planned for the future.

More Enhancements for MySQL 5.7 including Computed Columns

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 30, 2015

Continuing our MySQL 5.7 coverage from last week, we take a look at changes to security, data integrity, performance, and some new features such as Generated Columns.

InnoDB Enhancements for MySQL 5.7

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 23, 2015

MySQL 5.7 comes with over 20 enhancements to InnoDB. In this, the first of our reports on MySQL 5.7, we will cover some of the highlights such as temp table performance, spatial indexes, and full text search parsers.

SQL Server Roundup

by Jonathan Allen on  Jan 05, 2015

A lot of small releases were made by Microsoft’s SQL Server team last month. Some of the highlights include Power BI for on-site servers, System Center support for SQL Server 2014, and updated Java/PHP drivers.


by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 30, 2014 5

A prototype of MySQL 5.7 is shipping with an optional component called the MySQL HTTP Plugin. This plugin allows direct access to MySQL via a REST over HTTP interface, eliminating the need for a middle-tier server or database specific drivers.

FoundationDB SQL Layer: Storing SQL Data in a NoSQL Database

by Abel Avram on  Sep 10, 2014 4

FoundationDB has announced the general availability of SQL Layer, and ANSI SQL engine that runs on top of their key-value store. The result is a relational database backed up by a scalable, fault-tolerant, shared-nothing, distributed NoSQL store with support for multi-key ACID transactions.

August Patch Tuesday Improves Internet Explorer's Security and Features

by João Paulo Marques on  Aug 27, 2014

In their latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft issued 9 bulletins covering a total of 37 common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVE) spread across some of their products.

Potential for Data Loss in SQL Server 2012 SP 2

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 12, 2014 1

The second service pack for SQL Server 2012 was recently released with over 30 bug fixes since the last cumulative update. But according to Aaron Bertrand of SQL Sentry, one important hotfix for Enterprise customers didn’t make the cut.

JetBrains 0xDBE: A Tool for DBAs and SQL Developers

by Abel Avram on  Jun 10, 2014

Up until now, JetBrains’ IDEs have included plug-ins for dealing with database administration and development tasks. JetBrains has decided to extract the respective functionality and place it in an IDE of its own, namely 0xDBE.

Hadoop Summit 2014 Day Two - On the Path to Enterprise Grade Hadoop

by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Jun 05, 2014

Hadoop Summit Day Two report covers the important trends and changes from last year's summit. It also covers the important announcements of the day in relation to this year's trending topics. This report shares an analysis of the Hadoop market by leading analysts, competing benchmarks by vendors and platform specific innovations and announcements.

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