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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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.

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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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! 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.

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.

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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. 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)

YoungUpstarts

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. Those who are interested in learning how to code in Python can find really good learning resources online. The following paid and free Python courses online are effective to learn to code using Python. Free Python Courses Online:-.

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Google BigQuery: A Tutorial for Marketers

ConversionXL

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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Ways To Make Your Website More Secure

YoungUpstarts

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.

The Essential SaaS Metrics for Growth

ConversionXL

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?

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. 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.

Apache Spark Becomes Easy To Implement With These 7 Tips

YoungUpstarts

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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Best Big Data Tools And How To Use Them

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

ConversionXL

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. You know that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you get a calendar invite for an all-hands meeting—with no warning or context?

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.

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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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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Behavior-Based Attribution Using Google BigQuery ML

ConversionXL

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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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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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. 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

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

ConversionXL

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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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.

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

ConversionXL

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.

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

ConversionXL

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.

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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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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Learning From Silicon Valley About Blockchain Adoption

ReadWriteStart

Because services like SQL Server and Oracle cover similar territory as blockchain, some people assume it’s meant to replace more traditional relational databases. One of Silicon Valley’s most compelling attributes is its lack of interest in the traditional bottom line. While most companies focus on revenue and profitability, Silicon Valley leaders tend to view valuation as a success barometer.

Intermediate+ Web Developer

Transformify

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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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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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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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

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.

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

Microsoft’s PowerApps: Now Your Boss Can Write Business Apps

ReadWriteStart

The PowerApps can be connected to cloud services like Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, Dropbox and OneDrive as well as on-premises systems like SharePoint, SQL Server, Oracle databases, SAP and more. Can you picture your boss building an app? Just as anyone who wields PowerPoint can create a logo, now anyone can build a business app, thanks to Microsoft’s new PowerApps , a new enterprise service to help workers create apps.

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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.) 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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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.

How to Get All Your Ad Data into Google Analytics

ConversionXL

By using Google BigQuery (or another data warehouse), businesses can: Collect raw data on a huge scale, without any limits or sampling; Transform and combine data from different sources according to any logic; Build absolutely any report using SQL ; Visualize reports in any BI system— Google Data Studio , PowerBI, Tableau, Looker, etc.

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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