Just as summer calls for a wardrobe refresh, different databases across the tech world are getting updates as well.
We have databases for everything these days. And now there’s one that’s teaching us about our own brains.
Over the course of the past year or so, there have been many incidents where government and enterprise information became accessible to hackers. There was outcry from across the country, claiming that these institutions should have done more to protect the personal information of citizens and consumers.
It seems that United States government databases just can’t catch a break.
There are lots of trends in the technology world that fade into the background before long. In the early 2000s, cell phones were popularly tiny – the smaller the better. Of course, now that people want the most bang for their buck, screen sizes have increased, thus rendering small phones passe. However, not all fads go out of style. For instance, PostgreSQL has been around for the better part of 15 years and has remained a strong competitor in the database game the entire time. Only recently has the server been making strong moves upward.
Do you know what makes a database vulnerable?
Don’t want to sacrifice quality for a cheaper price tag? You actually don’t have to!
Letting go of a good thing can be tough to do. Much like an old favorite sweater that has seen better days, software programs will run their course and no longer be able to serve well. Though it can be sad to see a beloved member of the team be put out to pasture, 10 years is considered ancient in database years. By this time next year, product support for SQL Server 2005 will be no more, and businesses will have to make do with updated services.
Because SQL is the de facto option for interacting with relational databases, knowing this language is valuable for everyone from DBAs to engineers to product managers.
Oracle has always been a leader in enterprise IT, as its database acts as the foundation of many applications. Now, Oracle is integrating with OpenStack, and that can only mean good news for developers and DBAs.