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The era of the cloud database has finally begun

Enterprises are waking up to discover that their database needs have changed dramatically—and that the old-school RDBMS is no longer the best tool

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Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

Enterprises are figuring out that they likely need different database engines to power different parts of their applications. AWS has figured that out, too

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Skip containers and do serverless computing instead

Container technologies like Docker are very powerful, but require talent you can’t get. Serverless computing provides the same benefits—with talent you can actually get

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AWS Lambda tutorial: Get started with serverless computing

12 steps to building an application in the Amazon cloud, without breaking a sweat or a budget

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What’s new in Apache Spark? Low-latency streaming and Kubernetes

Continuous processing and native Kubernetes support in Apache Spark 2.3 spell the end for micro-batching and Hadoop

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Cosmos DB review: Database for a small planet

Multi-model Azure database combines global reach and a choice of five consistency models, allowing you to trade off cost for consistency

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AWS cloud services guide: The right tools for the job

Moving to the cloud makes more sense than ever, if you know why you're doing it and how to make the most of your platform of choice. Find out the most common reasons for cloud migration, and which AWS components you'll need to succeed...

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CockroachDB review: A scale-out SQL database built for survival

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on top of a transactional and consistent key-value store that can withstand datacenter failures

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Google Cloud Platform’s secret sauce: Its time is now

Google’s biggest strength is helping enterprises “run like Google”—something that even old-school companies have discovered they can now do

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Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all racing to figure out how to turn their innovations into open source on-ramps to their proprietary services

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Google App Engine adds support for Java 8

Move to Java 8 overcomes limited Java class support, thread execution issues, and slower performance of Java 7, Google says

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8 technologies transforming the database

That database has come a long way from tables of rows and columns, and the journey is far from over

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Serverless computing may kill Google Cloud Platform

Unless Google can get its serverless act together, it may end up winning the container battle but losing the cloud war

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21 technologies transforming software development

The very nature of programming is evolving faster than you might think, thanks to these powerful tools

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Architect has a better blueprint for AWS Lambda deployments

Project handles configuration and provisioning of Lambda functions and related AWS services with a plain-text manifest file

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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How to get started with Kubernetes

From Hello Minikube to Kubernetes Anywhere to example microservices apps, the options for learning Google’s container orchestration tool abound

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8 keys to DynamoDB success

How to ensure that Amazon’s fast and scalable key-value database works for you, not against you

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