Exploring the Database Forest article is now available

May 2, 2013 Comments Off on Exploring the Database Forest article is now available

SAP asked me to write an article that summarized some of today’s most interesting database trends. Here’s what I cover in the article:

I begin by demonstrating that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ database platform isn’t a good idea given today’s complexities. Next, I describe several of the most intriguing new information management technology categories, followed by an overview of how integrated solutions such as SAP’s Real Time Data Platform can provide a logical, unified approach. Finally, I point out that despite all of the fresh breakthroughs and noteworthy new solutions, transactional databases continue to remain at the heart of the enterprise’s information processing responsibilities. This means that selecting an RDBMS will endure as a vital obligation.

This article also served as the foundation for the recent Webinar that I presented as well.  You can view the article here: Exploring the database forest

Upcoming Webinar with SAP on January 16: Exploring the Database Forest

January 9, 2013 Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar with SAP on January 16: Exploring the Database Forest

Along with Neil McGovern from SAP, I’ll be presenting a Webinar hosted by Ziff Davis on January 16 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. Here’s what we’ll be covering:

Today’s database technology landscape is more dymanic than ever before. With growing data volume, data types and data uses, many organizations are using an array of specialized information management technologies to manage their data, as opposed to relying on a single relational database management (RDBMS) platform.

Join Robert Schneider, technology consultant and author and Neil McGovern, senior director, Solutions Marketing, SAP, for an in-depth discussion on how to optimize data management technologies in your organization.  During this one-hour Webcast, you’ll learn:

  • How the latest trends in information management are affecting IT organizations
  • Why a ‘one size fits all’ database no longer makes sense
  • How integrated solutions such as the SAP Real Time Data Platform can provide a logical, unified approach to data management

You can register for this free event here.

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