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  • A Manager's Guide to the Database Galaxy - Part 2

    PART 2 This is the second blog in our series comparing different database management systems. In the last blog we looked at different data structures and their corresponding database management systems. In this part of the blog series we will consider different use cases best suited to each system. Introduction All Database Management Systems have their ups and down when applied to specific situations or workloads, but each DBMS has at least one use case that it is particularly suited for (unless we are talking about a multi-model DBMS then more than one use case may apply).
  • Choosing the Right Cloud Service Provider (CSP) for 2018: Things to Consider

    Choosing a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) isn’t easy.

    Much like finding and falling in love with a significant other, selecting and committing to the correct CSP can be like a marriage; with all the risks and benefits. Therefore it is important for companies to make carefully considered decisions when choosing a CSP as a partner to embark on their cloud journey with.