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Aadhaar: A Testimony to Success of FOSS in India!

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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...

The Comprehensive LAMP Guide — Part 2 (MySQL)

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MySQL is the most widely used Relational Database Management System (RDBMS), and is the "M" in the LAMP stack. One of the main uses...

The Database Demands of Peta-scale Computing

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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...

Testing Your Databases with DbUnit

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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...

A Simple Guide to Database Design in MySQL

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As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple...

When Should I Consider an Open Source Database?

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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...

Databases in the Era of Cloud Computing and Big Data

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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...

A FOSS Lover’s Tryst with PostgreSQL

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Pranav Pandya, a FOSS enthusiast and winner of the EnterpriseDB PostgreSQL contest, shares with us how he made use of PostgreSQL in projects to...

Up Close and Personal with NoSQL

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Aimed at Web developers, DBAs, programmers, et al., this article covers the basic concepts about NoSQL databases, the different types and their features. When you...

Ingres’ Steve Shine on the Database Company’s Business Model and Plans

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Steve Shine, EVP, worldwide operations, Ingres Corporation, was in Delhi as part of his three-city tour of India. When we met with him, he...