DevOps Technology in a Windows World

The DevOps movement is quickly making ground in the IT industry. Elton Stoneman, speaking at WinOps, looks at DevOps in the Windows world – featuring PowerShell and Docker.

Cloud computing: Growth and predictions

A six-fold increase in cloud computing by 2020 has been predicted and it’s no wonder that even large companies are deciding to make the move from on-site to the cloud.

What is R?

In the age of big data, R is rapidly becoming the leading programming language in statistics and data science.


Big Barriers to Big Data Adoption

Big data often brings big results, but various challenges and setbacks usually aren’t far behind. These challenges can represent a barrier for adoption, but, as Rick Delgado explains, such issues can be overcome.

Four tips for transitioning to the cloud

You know you want to move to the cloud, but you don’t know where to begin or how to budget for it. The good news is that you’re not alone. Here’s four tips to help you make the change.


How the Retail Industry is Using Big Data Wisely

Big data can be used in the strangest of ways and the retail industry has usually been the heaviest user of all. Rick Delgado shares four wise practices that convert raw data into satisfied customers, improved products, and notable profits.

Catch Up: SQL Server for the BI Professional

Still using SQL Server 2008 R2 or SQL Server 2012? SQLBits’ Chris Testa-O’Neill shares a list of videos that can help you catch up on the top three features of SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014 from a BI perspective.

The Scientific Journey of Database Systems Research

Victoria Holt takes a look at the exceptional journey of database systems discovery and the important role that database research plays in innovating and improving the database management space.