A comprehensive guide on Database Servers (2021)

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Databases are essential to the operations of any organization, big or small. Because of all the data that they manage, databases need to be correctly maintained and looked after. Data needs to be constantly stored, edited, and preserved. The database server becomes the critical component to ensure that this happens seamlessly without any hindrances or … Read more

Understanding The Techniques Of Database Indexing

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Before we get into our main topic for the day, let us all ask ourselves this one question. “What is an index”? Remember the first page of your textbooks back in school where every topic and subtopic was mentioned along with the page number? It simplified the process of navigation and made it easy to … Read more

5 Phases In Database Optimization That You Should Know About

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Database optimization is an ongoing process, and that cannot be changed! It needs regular attention to simplify various processes and get the desired output without affecting long-term performance issues. But before we go any further, let us ask ourselves something, “Why do we need to optimize our databases? What is the end goal?” A simple … Read more

How to choose between MySQL Community Edition Vs Enterprise Edition (2021)

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What is MySQL? Large volumes of data flood into businesses on a daily basis. What makes this data special is not the large volumes but the value it holds. The data is often used to generate insights on certain patterns which are important to increase productivity and get better throughput. But to ensure that the … Read more

Relational Database: Best Design Practices

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With the advent of big data and the increasing importance of data analytics, database management is more critical than ever. Every organization using a database management system appoints a DBA equipped to manage the resources and optimize the efficiency of the Database Management System.   Owing to the exponential increase in the volume and types … Read more

MySQL v/s MariaDB: Is There A Winner?

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Database revolution took a new turn in 2010 when Oracle Corporation acquired MySQL. According to Michael Widenius, one of the original developers of MySQL, Oracle had a conflict of interest with their original Oracle database. Hence, his response to this situation was forking the MySQL project and creating MariaDB. The first version of MySQL was … Read more

Database Administration: Proactive or Reactive?

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Database Administration: Proactive or Reactive? Being proactive can prevent many application related issues. When it comes to database performance, enterprises these days are looking for tools that can find potential vulnerabilities and threats. We will discuss the possibility of taking precautions concerning database administration. However, first, we need to understand that a significant part of … Read more