"RDBMS" tag

Carry Out Data Mining and Machine Learning with WEKA

WEKA is a collection of visualisaton tools and algorithms for data analysis and predictive modelling. It is very popular among users and developers as can be seen by the large number of downloads….

Installing and using PostgreSQL modules

Installing and Using PostgreSQL Modules

In this article, we will learn how to install and use the PostgreSQL modules chkpass, fuzzystrmatch, isn and hstore. Modules add different capabilities to a database, like admin and monitoring tools, new data…

Taming the Big Data with Hadoop

Taming the Big Data Beast with Hadoop and Alternatives

Turn the clock back to 1970 — the year in which Edgar Codd published the paper “A Relational Model of Data for Large Shared Data Banks”. In it he described a language called…


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…

A rant on DBAs

FOSS is __FUN__: Get the Basics Right

A few thoughts about databases in general… and some rants about the good old ways. There are a plethora of free/open source databases around, from the good old Berkeley DB, SQLite, MySQL, PostgreSQL,…

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…

An identity for the junt

Aadhaar: A Testimony to Success of FOSS in India!

It is heartening to see how FOSS is powering one of India’s most prestigious and mammoth e-governance initiatives — the Aadhaar project from the Unique Identification Authority of India. For those of you…

Comprehensive LAMP guide

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 2 (MySQL)

MySQL is the most widely used Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), and is the “M” in the LAMP stack. One of the main uses for MySQL is with Web applications. To avoid the…

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…

Testing with DbUnit

Testing Your Databases with DbUnit

DbUnit is ideal as an add-on testing framework when developing applications in Java-based languages, which rely heavily on databases. This article assumes that the reader is aware of basic testing concepts, and tries…

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