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When Should I Consider an Open Source Database?

This article gives you facts, figures, and useful advice on when choosing an open source database makes good business sense. Read on! 2010 was a very good year for open source databases, with…

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…

Securing Database Servers

Securing Database Servers

With the ever-expanding data requirements for Web applications, database administrators often configure security parameters at the OS and database layer. Unfortunately, administrators seldom consider implementing security at a network layer to protect the…

Manish Singh, senior Linux administrator, CNN-IBN

CNN-IBN’s Rocking Affair with PostgreSQL

Developers and companies that build or deploy software solutions for websites that have to be available 24/7 can rely on fool-proof open source database as a cost-effective alternative to proprietary enterprise database solutions….

Better queries with MySQL

Better Queries with MySQL, Part 3: The MyISAM Storage Engine

MyISAM is MySQL’s default storage engine, and is probably most commonly used by new adopters of MySQL. The objective of this article is to discuss how the MyISAM storage engine works, to enable…

Nmap scripts

Advanced Nmap: NMap Script Scanning

In previous articles, we have studied NMap in great detail, including live scanning a firewall and verifying the recommendations. Now, it’s time to study NMap script scanning. Nmap.org describes the Scripting Engine (NSE)…

Groovy, baby!

Exploring Software: Extending J2EE Applications Using Grails

We look at how J2EE users can benefit from agile development methodologies by using Grails to maximise the returns from their middleware layer. Exploring Grails is very much like exploring Rails. This is…

Radiant CMS

Less is More: Exploring the Radiant CMS

Need to build a website or weblog? Just want a simple CMS that makes your life easier? Radiant is for you! In this article, we explore some of the unique features of Radiant…

Open Source done right!

FOSS is __FUN__: The Django Project — Open Source Done Right

Here are some ideas for FOSS fans on what makes an open source project successful. We also look at Django, an open source project ‘done right’. What makes one open source product a…

Web frameworks

All You Need to Know About Web Application Frameworks

Jargon fills our everyday lives on the Internet. The days when HTML and JavaScript used to be “cool” technologies are long gone. They are still very much an underlying part of the Net,…

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