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What is a database and which one is right for me?

Do you need a better way of storing and sharing your data? Having problems keeping the integrity of your data? Then a database is just what you need. These are files created by a Relational Database M...

Database Management System

A database, as we know it, is a collection of inter-related data that is organized in the form of views, tables, schemas, reports etc. The system or software that is used for creating and managing dat...

Database Development

Database Development is the activity of program designers. They create programs that long-established firms use to organize, store and distribute their information. There are models of enterprise data...

Access Database Design

What is Access? Access is one of the utilities of the Microsoft Office Suite and is an information management tool that helps you store information for reporting and analysis. Access allows you to ana...

How to chose and Create a Database for Your Applications.

Choosing a database management system. The first thing about creating a database is to choose the correct database platform. There are some popular and efficient database management systems (DBMS) in ...

MySQL MHA vs Continuent Tungsten Shootout

Clients often ask us to help evaluate comparable systems to select the technologies most appropriate for their individual situation. To support this, we do ongoing research and document the pros and c...

Verifying MySQL Slave Sync Using mk-table-checksum and mk-table-sync

At no point in time during replication does a slave verify its data matches the data on its master, yet often it is critical that a slave be in sync with the master. The only way to know if a slave is...

MySQL Backup and Recovery Tools and Techniques

EXPERIENCE WITH BACKUP ● How many of you consider yourself beginners? ● How many are experienced and want to learn more? ● Snapshot? ● Incremental backup? ● Data recovery? WHY DO I NEED BACKUPS? ● In ...

Nagios Plugins for Monitoring MySQL

Monitoring is critical for assessing the health of a MySQL instance. Currently, there is no way to monitor MySQL with a user-defined arbitrary calculation of MySQL variables using Nagios. This paper d...

Testing and Analyzing Performance with Benchmarks

Generic benchmark tools can be very useful for testing performance on your system. These benchmark tools normally have a set of predefined workloads, but often they don’t match your specific wor...