Author - Mike Benshoof

Enterprise Database Solution – Maximizing Return for the Lowest Cost

Enterprise Data Solution

It used to be easy: a company developed a new application, chose a database solution, launched the new application and then tuned the chosen database solution. A team of DBAs looked at the infrastructure as well as the workload and made changes (or suggestions) as needed. The application then stayed in production for years […]

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MySQL and geospatial programming: An introduction to GIS

Geographic information systems (GIS) are used by application developers to incorporate geographic information into their datasets to create apps with cool features such finding the address to the best steakhouse in town or the locations of local points of historical interest (the list is endless). In a nutshell, GIS captures, store, checks and displays […]

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Managing big data? Say ‘hello’ to HP Vertica

Over the past few months, I’ve seen an increase in the following use case while working on performance and schema review engagements:
I need to store exponentially increasing amounts of data and analyze all of it in real-time.
This is also known simply as: “We have big data.” Typically, this data is used for user interaction […]

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