Azure SQL Purchase Model and Service Tier

This is a great article about Azure SQL pricing and performance.

Azure to me, is a non-starter because it relies on the user using Microsoft Accounts. These Microsoft Accounts are impossible for me to use because Microsoft does not work very well when you have to switch between different logins.

I love Azure. I just can’t use it any longer. Microsoft just does not do a good job of managing Microsoft Accounts.

http://codingsight.com/choosing-azure-sql-purchase-model-and-service-tier/

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GraphQL for Visual Studio Code

I am interested in GraphQL and I am looking forward to playing with these new tools.

It has been showing up in a lot of articles that I have been reading recently.

https://www.prisma.io/blog/vscode-thieghu7shoo/

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JP Morgan downgrades Oracle because it’s losing to Amazon, Microsoft

Oracle is downgraded again. I can’t fathom how expensive their software is. Good to see people moving to PostgreSql!

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/14/oracle-shares-drop-after-jp-morgan-downgrades-on-lost-business-to-amazon-and-microsoft.html

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data scientists are trading traditional big data for cloud-native tech

I found this interesting article.

It talks about how big data can now fit on a single server. I find that funny. 15 years ago, I was knee deep in Big Data. I was responsible for managing a BILLION rows per day. On a 32bit server.

Today, this report shows that 89 percent of people use CSV as their primary data storage. Traditional SQL stores are used by 49 percent of people surveyed.

I love SQL.

Data scientists are trading traditional big data for cloud-native tech.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-data-scientists-are-trading-traditional-big-data-for-cloud-native-tech/

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GUN raises more than $1.5M for its decentralized database system – TechCrunch

This database looks interesting. It allows for a decentralized Reddit clone and a decentralized YouTube clone.

That sounds fascinating to me.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/23/gun-raises-more-than-1-5m-for-its-decentralized-database-system/

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The new era of the Multi-Model Database | ZDNet

This is a nice overview of multi-media databases and why they have grown to be so popular.

I like the part where they talk about CosmosDb.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/the-new-era-of-the-multi-model-database/

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Microsoft EnclaveDB can defend against malicious database admins, compromised OS – TechRepublic

This sounds interesting. I’d love to see this in action.

It seems to me like Virtualization, and a proper set of change-management procedures can achieve some of these same goals.

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/microsoft-enclavedb-can-defend-against-malicious-database-admins-compromised-os/

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Every state needs a database with all health insurance claims

This is interesting to me. It seems so basic for every state to have a single database that contains all claims.

I wish that the database world was as simple as it was a decade ago.

https://www.statnews.com/2018/06/05/every-state-needs-database-all-health-insurance-claims/

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