How SQL Server Can Help Small Businesses

The Startup Magazine

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from embracing the right combination of database software and hardware, and in this competitive market one of the most compelling choices is SQL Server. SQL Server can scale to suit your growing needs. You can use SQL Server to do almost anything.

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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. Other Google Cloud SQL security and reliability features include: All Cloud SQL traffic on Google’s internal networks is encrypted. You can read the full Google Cloud SQL SLA for details.

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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. The extra cash you’re forking over lets you choose to store your data and run your Cloud SQL database instance in either Google’s US or EU data centers. Last but not least, Google is now offering a six-month Cloud SQL trial (until June 1, 2013).

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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. Other Google Cloud SQL security and reliability features include: All Cloud SQL traffic on Google’s internal networks is encrypted. You can read the full Google Cloud SQL SLA for details.

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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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How to Keep Your WordPress Financial Site Safe

The Startup Magazine

Protection from SQL Injections. As you are probably aware, SQL is short for Structured Query Language. Once hackers are in the database, they can potentially plant harmful content through SQL injections. Hackers have used SQL injections for a huge number of attacks.

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Storage worries


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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Framework Benchmarks Round 7


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! After a several-month hiatus, Round 7 of our project measuring the performance of web application frameworks and platforms is available! Round 7 includes many new framework test implementations contributed by the community.

Looking for a Robust Consulting Career With Financial Software?

The Startup Magazine

Learn Oracle Basics Like SQL, pl/SQL: There are some key technical skills required in ERP consulting. Therefore, professionals looking to become ERP Consultants must have an understanding of Oracle SQL, PL/SQL, and Jdeveloper.

4 Digital Skills to Make Your Resume More Marketable

Transformify - Recruiting

SQL training can prove to be a huge advantage to job seekers. With that in mind, many companies are utilizing SQL to adequately sort out their data. Therefore, recruiters hiring their company's next analysts often need workers with SQL knowledge. Is it good to point out that you are proficient in Word if the role requires SQL? To get the right job , you'll need to have a marketable resume.

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Advice On How To Make Your First Analytics Hire

View from Seed

As the former Head of Product at Blue Apron where I also built and led our Analytics & Data Science team (I know enough SQL to be dangerous), I have an intuitive sense for the “when” and “what” of this role. you’re writing SQL queries, manipulating the data sets in excel and creating graphs to make sense of them, defining what metrics to look at in your weekly.

Frameworks Round 5


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. In this round, we''re very happy to announce that a community member has contributed tests for ASP.NET running on native Windows. We''ve included Windows on EC2 results as a separate set of data within the results view but caution that the results should be considered preliminary.

10 Online Courses To Learn To Code In Python (Free And Paid)


The course teaches the most important data programming tools, including Python, command line, SQL, and git. Python is one of the most popular coding languages in the world because of its object-oriented features, clean syntax and adaptability.

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

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. Big Data may be the poster child for NoSQL databases and date warehouses, but one industry veteran isnt 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. Can SQL outperform NoSQL? Sections. Social. Mobile.

Google BigQuery: A Tutorial for Marketers


Alternatives include Amazon Redshift , Snowflake , Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse , Apache Hive , etc. The solution is to give every lead and every purchase a userID (like an encrypted email), to pull CRM and Google Analytics data into your BigQuery data warehouse, and then—with a simple SQL query—join the two tables. Once the project is created and you’re in BigQuery, you’ll need to know some SQL to start playing with your BigQuery data.

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The Essential SaaS Metrics for Growth


Unless your marketing team checks whether MQLs reach the SQL stage, the sales team could waste time chasing unqualified leads. Nutshell Content Marketing Manager Ben Goldstein says that the marketing metrics worth keeping an eye on all relate to conversion in some way, and a big one to watch is SQL generation: Ben Goldstein: Is your marketing content compelling your site visitors and email subscribers to make the leap into a sales conversation or a free trial of your product?

Ways To Make Your Website More Secure


This offers protection from SQL Injections, spam messages, Cross Site Scripting, brute force attacks, and much more. Cybersecurity is of utmost importance to anyone who runs a website.

Apache Spark Becomes Easy To Implement With These 7 Tips


Spark SQL + Dataframes: A module that provides a structured data processing interface via SQL-a language used for communicating with a database. The Big Data world is quite familiar with Apache Spark- a powerful open-source processing engine which is mainly built around speed, incredible analytics, and ease of use. As one of the world’s most popular big data processing frameworks, it has gained huge popularity and rapid growth in the last few years.

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How to Create a Demand Funnel (for 44X Revenue)


An MQL is deemed worthy of a response from our sales team, and an SDR begins pursuing the SQL. For example, if you have a 50% conversion rate from MQL to SQL, that’s not bad (depending on your volume). But if you have only a 5% conversion rate from MQL to SQL, something might be up.

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. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.

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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. I wish I could stake claim to the phrase “fractional hiring,” but I can’t. It is something Fabio Rosati , CEO of Elance, shared with me as we chatted on the phone a few weeks ago.

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. You can check out the details for yourself over at Google Cloud Storage Pricing , or just take a peek at the chart we’ve included for you: Following the addition of European datacenter support for Cloud SQL, Google has now extended it to customers using Google App Engine, Google Cloud Storage, Google Cloud SQL.

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Enhancing SaaS Business Growth via Incremental Improvements

The Startup Magazine

Creating Sales Qualified Leads and handing them over to the sales team (S3 – SQL). These include MQL, SQL, SAL, Commit and Live. Every business is always on the lookout for ways to increase performance and drive business growth. In most cases, entrepreneurs hope to grow revenue by substantial margins so as to achieve this. One of the most effective strategies to SaaS business growth is through incremental improvements.

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Best Big Data Tools And How To Use Them


The query is normally performed by means of HiveQL which is a language similar to SQL. In this competitive world, it is important to have robust tools which can effectively analyze the organization’s data. When these tools are used, it will reduce the burden over the employees who are working over there. This will help them to focus over the jobs which are more important and requires serious attention. If you need help in this area, then contact a big data consulting company.

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Behavior-Based Attribution Using Google BigQuery ML


Below, I share how to unleash the full potential of raw data and start using Google BigQuery ML tomorrow to build sophisticated attributions with just a bit of SQL—no knowledge of Python, R, or any other programming language needed. Why create a custom attribution tool?

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Ex-Facebookers launch MemSQL to make your database fly

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. Rather, MemSQL takes a lesson learned from HipHop — Facebook’s tool for converting PHP code into faster C++ — and converts SQL to C++. Cloud Computing News. Events. Books. Research. Apple. Broadband. Cleantech.

Mangling JSON numbers


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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Combining All Your Funnel Data into One Sheet


Next, enter the SQL query to review the data and return the requested information to Google Sheets. Check this information to learn more about the Query syntax in Standard SQL.).

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.) With a massive leap of creativity we decided that it should it should have our company name and the letter “E” with a swoop over it.

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4 Best Programming Languages To Learn For Your Career

Transformify - Recruiting

So learn the four languages below and take your career to the next level: SQL. SQL is a database language. According to Pluralsight, SQL training “will set you on the path to becoming a true data professional.” ” The demand for understanding, managing, storing, and protecting data is high, and if you pursue a career in these field, you will definitely need SQL on your side.


Everything about Java 8


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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Machine Learning for Paid Ads: Best Practices in a New Era


Across industries, the conversion rate from MQL to SQL is between 0.9% Conversion from SQL to customer averages around 22%. SQL volume increased nicely even though lead volume dropped in some cases.

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A Marketer’s Guide to Kaggle for Analytics and Data Science


Work with R, Python, and SQL code directly from the browser—no need to install anything. When it comes to how this works with Kaggle, the essence is that you can: Access data stored in BigQuery directly via Kaggle with some SQL code, then analyze it directly on Kaggle with R or Python.

Google Analytics vs. Google Analytics 360 (Based on a Decade of Implementations)


Alternatively, you can build a custom table for ongoing reports for which you want to see unsampled data, or you can use the Google BigQuery integration to build the report you need with an SQL request. An enterprise data warehouse for fast SQL queries.

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. Traditional approaches to Application Performance Management (APM) are usually based upon tools that act as individual components of your application stacks. This approach is flawed because it gives you a one-perspective view of the application.

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Intermediate+ Web Developer


Requirements: • 3+ years of software development experience; • Excellent back-end and front-end programming skills; • Proficiency in JavaScript and PHP; • Experience with ReactJS and Flux; • Experience with Laravel/Lumen frameworks; • Experience with HTML, HTML5, and CSS; • Proficiency in SQL (e.g., This is a remote, home-based position. Scopic Software is the largest virtual software company in the world. We have over 200 employees spread across 30 different countries.

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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. When I heard that Larry Ellison was stepping down as Oracle ’s CEO I asked Kathryn to think about the skills she saw in a young Larry Ellison that might make today’s founders winners.

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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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Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup


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.

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


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. In fact, Gartner forecasts that the Asia Pacific public cloud services market will grow 17.7 percent in 2017 to total $10 billion.

4 Great Jobs That Don’t Require Experience


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.” Congratulations, as a college graduate, it’s time to take that degree and put it to use in a lucrative job, right? College graduates spend hours applying for jobs only to be told they don’t have enough experience.

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Tips On Choosing A Control Panel For Your Web Hosting Environment


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.

Raw Data & Google Analytics: A Game Changer


After a few hours playing around with SQL , I was already able to deliver insights I never could have with aggregated Google Analytics reports. If your SQL skills are a little rusty, I strongly advise you to get a refresh and play around with some demo data.