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dbShards

NewSQL — The New Way to Handle Big Data

Big data, big data, big data! This term has been dominating information management for a while, leading to enhancements in systems, primarily databases, to handle this revolution. Though there are many alternative information…

In-memory database

The Importance of In-memory Databases

It has been predicted that in-memory computing will be one of the Top 10 technologies of 2012. In-memory databases (IMDBs) are a critical part of this paradigm. Through this introductory article, let’s get…

Demands of Peta-scale Computing

The Database Demands of Peta-scale Computing

Let’s take a brief look at the challenges for next-generation databases. In the previous article we discussed that as data volumes grow towards the peta-scale and beyond, most traditional databases find it difficult…

Big data

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

We take a look at the directions in which databases are evolving, driven by the twin factors of the “Cloud” and “Big Data”. Let’s start with a quick look at cloud computing, and…

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