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Databases 101: Types of Databases


With SolarWinds, IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage apps, servers, databases, and hybrid clouds. The shift starts here. The internet is littered with information, and misinformation, regarding data and databases. A short time ago, a colleague asked me where to find …


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Seven SQL Server Signs the Illuminati Exist


The signs that the Illuminati exist are all around us. You can find their marking on our buildings, on our currency, and even in our music videos. The Illuminati thrive by spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). They’ve been using FUD for centuries to …



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Three Ways to Become Data-Centric


The conservation of quantum information is a theory that information can neither be created nor destroyed. Stephen Hawking used this theory to explain how a black hole does not consume photons like a giant cosmic eraser. It is clear to me that neither Stephen …


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Quantum Computing Will Put Your Data at Risk


“Too many secrets.” – Martin Bishop One of the pivotal moments in the movie Sneakers is when Martin Bishop realizes that they have a device that can break any encryption methodology in the world. Now 26 years old, the movie was ahead of its …


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Why I’m Not Worried About Skynet


I’m 98% confident if you ask three data scientists to define Artificial Intelligence (AI), you will get five different answers. The field of AI research dates to the mid-1950s, and even earlier when you consider the work of Alan Turing in the 1940s. Therefore, …


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No, You Don’t Need a Blockchain


The hype around blockchain technology is reaching a fever pitch these days. Visit any tech conference and you’ll find more than a handful of vendors offering it in one form or another. This includes Microsoft, IBM, and AWS. Each of those companies offers a …


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Don’t Get Bitten by Schrödinger’s Backup


There are two sayings you can find in virtually every article about data protection: “If your data doesn’t exist in at least two places, then it doesn’t exist,” and “If you can’t restore your data, then it doesn’t exist.” This is for good reason. …


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Do You Need an On-Prem Storage Vault?


Data protection has traditionally involved an on-prem storage vault, but as data protection solutions evolve, this requirement is becoming increasingly optional. On-prem storage vaults exist because if you do away with them, you eliminate cost and complexity while creating risk. Understanding how “cloud-first” data …