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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 1

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 4

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.

PostgreSQL advances in the JSON datastore landscape

by Alex Giamas on  Apr 02, 2015

This article discusses PostgreSQL as a JSON datastore in a world of document storage systems. JSON based datastores have been gaining popularity in the past years. Following on the increasing popularity of MongoDB, CouchDB, RethinkDB, ToroDB and others are focusing on storing and retrieving JSON documents as seamlessly as possible...Is PostgreSQL going to be your next JSON database?...we answer it

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.

Lovefield: An SQL-like Query Engine by Google

by Abel Avram on  Nov 18, 2014

Lovefield is a JavaScript library providing an SQL-like query engine to web developers who want the benefits of a relational database.

AWS Launched Amazon Aurora, a MySQL Compatible RDBMS

by Janakiram MSV on  Nov 12, 2014

At the AWS re:Invent event, Amazon announced a brand new database called Aurora. It will be available under the Amazon RDS offering that already supports MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

MySQL Offers a REST API

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.

You Are Using the ORM the Wrong Way

by Jan Stenberg on  Sep 16, 2014 19

When teams abandons an Object-Relational Mapper, ORM, it is often due to bad usage Jimmy Bogard stated in a recent presentation highlighting what he sees as incorrect and correct ways of using an ORM, including mapping and querying problems.

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.

Npgsql Gets Visual Studio Data Designer Integration, JSONB Support

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Sep 08, 2014

Npgsql 2.2.0 comes as a feature packed release. The release adds VS Data Designer support, several Entity Framework-specific improvements and support for the Postgres 9.4 feature, the JSONB datatype.

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