Google Cloud SQL hits general availability with data encryption, 99.95% uptime, and databases up to 500GB

The Next Web

Google today announced the general availability of Cloud SQL , which, as its name implies, is a MySQL database that lives in Google’s cloud. First and foremost, Cloud SQL data (database tables and temporary files) is now automatically encrypted.

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Google introduces six-month trial for Cloud SQL, ups storage 10x to 100GB, adds EU datacenter

The Next Web

Google today announced a major update to its Cloud SQL, which, as its name implies, is a MySQL database that lives in Google’s cloud. Google has increased the available storage on Cloud SQL from 10GB to 100GB.

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Google Cloud SQL hits general availability with data encryption, 99.95% uptime, and databases up to 500GB

The Next Web

Google today announced the general availability of Cloud SQL , which, as its name implies, is a MySQL database that lives in Google’s cloud. First and foremost, Cloud SQL data (database tables and temporary files) is now automatically encrypted.

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Rimini Street: 50 shades of grey

deal architect

Rimini Street has announced general availability of support for a wide range of database platforms, including IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, the SAP Sybase family. They have previously supported Oracle and SAP HANA databases and a wide range of applications. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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The Best Programming Languages for Digital Marketers

ConversionXL

For a newcomer, there are four programming languages worth learning: SQL*. Technically, SQL is a “declarative language,” not a programming language, but it has the “ functionality of a mature programming language.”. Python, SQL, JavaScript, and Bash are good at different things.

Framework Benchmarks Round 7

TechEmpower

We also have some SQL Server tests in our i7 environment. Prior to finishing Round 7, that SSD failed, so Round 7 is run with ramdisk-backed databases (excluding SQL Server). Happy Halloween fans of web development frameworks!

Storage worries

TechEmpower

The commonplace language for structuring, storing, finding, and fetching data-SQL-has been with us a very long time. The objectives of each NoSQL implementation vary, but generally, the appeal to developers (like us) comes from these common advantages versus traditional SQL: Thank goodness, there is no SQL language to deal with. Systems with anticipated but undefined analytical needs are generally better served by SQL.

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Frameworks Round 5

TechEmpower

And yes, we would like to include Microsoft SQL Server in the future. We have posted Round 5 of our ongoing project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms.

Fractional Hiring

Mike Michalowicz

For example, if your small business computer network has a problem processing SQL queries (cough… an exact problem I had with a, cough-cough, not to be mentioned CRM system. SQL problem fixed – fast, fully and cheaply.

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Don't Write Off Relational Databases For Big Data Just Yet

readwrite.com

Big Data may be the poster child for NoSQL databases and date warehouses, but one industry veteran isn't giving up on SQL databases for Big Data just yet. Of course, the relational model and SQL dominate todays database landscape. SQL is not going away. Sections. Social.

Weekend Favs November 11

Duct Tape Marketing

Analysts get the simplicity of SQL they need. Weekend Favs November 11 written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

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Google Cloud Platform gets new storage options, 20% price cut, more European datacenter support

The Next Web

The news comes just under three weeks after the company gave its Cloud SQL service a big update. Google on Monday announced new Cloud Platform features, including new storage and compute capabilities, lower prices, and more European Datacenter support.

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Just Make It Faster

Feld Thoughts

He then dissects a simple SQL query ( DELETE FROM some_table WHERE id = 1234; ) and gives several quick reasons why performance could vary widely when this query is executed. He did a nice job of synthesizing the requirements, wrestling Oracle for the PC to the ground (on a Novell network), and getting all the PL/SQL stuff working.

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Ex-Facebookers launch MemSQL to make your database fly

gigaom.com

On Monday, former Facebookers Eric Frenkiel and Nikita Shamgunov (who also spent six years as a senior engineer on Microsoft SQL Server) launched a startup called MemSQL that seeks to speed relational databases by taking a page out of the Facebook playbook. Cloud Computing News. Events. Books.

4 Great Jobs That Don’t Require Experience

YoungUpstarts

For graduates with a general IT degree, the role of an applications developer allows IT-minded individuals to gain experience in building applications in a wide array of “popular environments like Windows,NET, Linux and SQL.”

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Mangling JSON numbers

TechEmpower

Auto-incrementing primary keys in a SQL database. If we have a long (64-bit integer) that we serialize into JSON, we might be in trouble if JavaScript consumes that JSON. JavaScript has the equivalent of double (64-bit floating point) for its numbers, and double cannot represent the same set of numbers as long. If we are not careful, our long is mangled in transit. Consider 2 53 + 1. We can store that number in a long but not a double.

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Watching Larry Ellison become Larry Ellison — The DNA of a Winner

Steve Blank

The choice of the SQL a way to ask questions (queries) in an easy-to-understand language. In Oracle’s early days Kathryn Gould was the founding VP of Marketing, working there from 1982 to 1984.

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When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter “E”

Steve Blank

software; NT, SQL Server and IIS), with the free and ever present. By 1997 E.piphany was a fast growing startup with customers, revenue and something approaching a repeatable business model. Somewhere that year we decided to professionalize our logo (you should have seen the first one.)

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Moving At The Speed Of ‘What’s Next’: Subscription Business Models Spur Continuous Innovation

YoungUpstarts

by Jason Bissell and Calvin Hoon, Talend. With the immense success of cloud platforms and S oftware – as -a- Service (SaaS) models on one hand and the increase of subscription services on the other, it’s clear that software offered as a subscription is becoming the new standard.

5 expert tips to strengthen your APM strategy with SaaS

The Next Web

Consider SQL response times. Isolation of an application or database tier means you get answers quickly, and your solution should also offer insight to the code and SQL levels for even greater context. Andy Wild is the president of OpTier.

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Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

We had an interesting presentation at the LA CTO Forum by the CTO of a startup who chose Groovy / Grails as the framework for their startup. t prompted a good discussion around how CTOs go about choosing the programming language and framework for their startup.

China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

Port 1433 (Microsoft SQL Server) was the top target for China, and Port 443 was the most targeted from Indonesia. After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013.

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Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

There are minor exceptions, such as ZonedDateTime which has no counterpart in SQL. The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. I'll do my best to keep this document up to date.

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Introducing ThoughtSpot – The End of Business Intelligence As we Know It

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Business Intelligence (BI) is the gift that keeps on giving. For years, startups have popped up, promising better insights and faster decision making capabilities, consistently resulting in new waves of highly valued companies.

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Learning Python

Feld Thoughts

While I did stuff in plenty of other languages as a result of courses I took (IBM 370 assembler, SAS, Fortran) or projects I had to figure out (PL/SQL + Oracle, Paradox, dBase), I don’t feel like I did enough with these to claim mastery. January’s Tech Theme of the Month is going to be Python. I realize it’s still December; I decided to get a head start. Last month’s tech theme was videoconferencing.

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The art of hiring a data scientist

Version One Ventures

Just because most academics work in Matlab or R, this doesn’t mean that they aren’t capable of translating their skills to Python, SQL or MongoDB. Nearly four years ago, I joined the Insight Data Science team and we launched an intensive 7 week post-doctoral training fellowship bridging the gap between academia and data science.

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Tips On Choosing A Control Panel For Your Web Hosting Environment

YoungUpstarts

Does it support your preferred database server (MySQL, SQL Server 2008 R2 / 2012, etc.)? by Greg Rockwood, community and PR manager at Softsys Hosting. It is not an easy decision to choose a correct control panel for your web hosting account – particularly when you have several options available in market. A few popular control panels that have the most market share are as follows: 1) WHM / CPanel – Supports Linux OS – CentOS only.

Takeaways from our first V1 Data Team Hangout

Version One Ventures

The company provides Python/SQL training sessions and refreshers, with “homework” being related to the business. George Psiharis (the awesome VP of Business Operations at Clio ) reached out with a great suggestion: connect the data teams across our portfolio companies with the goal of building a peer network to share best practices, and together push the bar on data science innovation.

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50 Places You Can Learn to Code (for Free) Online

YoungUpstarts

Learn Code the Hard Way : On Learn Code The Hard Way, you’ll find books and courses to learn Python, Ruby, C, SQL, and Regex. If you’re curious about learning a programming language then you’re in luck: there’s no shortage of resources for learning how to code online.

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Predictive Analytics in 2018: What’s Possible, Who’s Doing It, and How

ConversionXL

The other half have a mix of data sources, which inevitably include an offshore SQL database (or ten) managed by an external vendor whom no one can track down. In 2009, Netflix offered $1 million to anyone who could improve the quality of its recommendation engine by 10%.

Do You Have The Data Agility Your Business Needs?

YoungUpstarts

A former Microsoft executive and seasoned marketing and product strategist, he also served as the General Manager of Microsoft’s SQL Server Marketing team. by Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend. Data is the new battleground.

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Lottery Avoidance: Require Real Capital

Andrew Payne

When we started Open Market in 1994, a basic Unix server and SQL database cost $100-200k. Continuing my ad-hoc series on avoiding the entrepreneurial lottery , another way of avoiding lottery odds is to require real capital for your project (and to get it funded). It took real money to build Internet companies, and that meant competition was limited by available capital. Now, anyone with a $500 laptop can start an Internet company (or copy your idea).

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Data wars heating up – Microsoft buys DATAllegro

BeyondVC

Knowing that they had some limitations with SQL Server, Microsoft announced its acquisition of DATAllegro (full disclosure: my fund is an investor in competitor Greenplum ) to enter the data warehousing market. As I have written in previous posts, what you do with data will be one of the next battlegrounds on the web.

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Amazon Redshift Too Slow or Crashing? BlazingDB Performs

Austin Startup

Massive Scale with Unprecedented Speed BlazingDB offers a massively distributed, “cloud first”, high performance SQL database that achieves performance gains on the largest workloads and datasets at extraordinarily competitive costs.

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AppDirect’s Developer Incubator aims to help engineers become entrepreneurs through apprenticeship

The Next Web

AppDirect is looking for back-end people who possess skills in Java and SQL, and can integrate a web application.

SaaS Data Planning: A Start-to-Finish Guide to Implementation

ConversionXL

Internal capabilities : Does your team know languages like SQL ? Data is the life blood of any SaaS company. Data will empower you to make better decisions and help you grow faster. However, few companies make the most of their existing data or get access to the data they need.

ProductCamp Austin 2017 — a few lessons

Austin Startup

SQL 14. ProductCamp Austin bringing the product community together. Recently many of us dedicated our Saturday attending and presenting at the biannual un-conference, ProductCamp. I personally am a conferences nerd.

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Programmer Competency Matrix

www.starling-software.com

Can do basic database administration, performance optimization, index optimization, write advanced select queries, able to replace cursor usage with relational sql, understands how data is stored internally, understands how indexes are stored internally, understands how databases can be mirrored, replicated etc. Programmer Competency Matrix. Note that the knowledge for each level is cumulative; being at level n implies that you also know everything from the levels lower than n.

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What Does the Future Hold for Conversion Optimization?

ConversionXL

Trends include: big data tools, data manipulation (SQL and alternatives), languages like Python, and deeper analyses (e.g., Learn advanced data analysis skills and more traditional data science crafts – Python, SQL, R, and other big data skills.

Why We Should Be Teaching Kids the Language of Design

crowdSPRING Blog

They should be studying HTML and CSS and PHP and SQL and Java and Python and C++ and beyond. Let’s face it: the U.S. has been behind the curve when it comes to the study of languages for… well, too long to calculate at this point.

Lessons Learned: Sharding for startups

Startup Lessons Learned

At some level in your system, theres probably code that looks something like this: $connection = new_db_connection("host", port, "dbname"); $statement = $connection->prepare($sql_statement, $params); $result = $statement->execute(); What I propose is that you make your sharding decisions directly at the "new_db_connection" seam in the code. Nearly every SQL query I see has a join.

Attend DivInc Demo Day on December 8

Austin Startup

The Forrest Four-Cast: December 4, 2017 Building more diversity and inclusion in the entrepreneurial ecosystem is an absolute priority. Because creativity powers the world’s best startups and creativity is strongest where diverse opinions thrive.

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What Would Happen to Your Business If You Lost All of Your Online Data

Duct Tape Marketing

Okay, how about this one – you fire up your WordPress blog and discover that your low cost host has decided to go out of business and take your SQL database (otherwise know as you blog posts) with them. (I

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