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Azure admins free to sync their teeth into database-spreader tool

Microsoft announced general availability of its Azure Data Sync tool this week, which allows data to be synchronised between cloudy Azure SQL databases and on-premises servers. Just in time for Azure to go for a good long lie down, in Northern Europe at least. Microsoft Azure on show at Ignite in Orlando Microsoft Azure …
Richard Speed, 20 Jun 2018

You are not a beautiful and unique Snowflake which just picked up another hundred mill

Cloud data warehouse startup Snowflake has picked up a $100m D-round of funding. Total funding, since the company was started up by Oracle veterans in 2012, is now $205m. There was a $45m C-round in 2015, when the product came out of beta testing, and a $26m B-round in 2014 with the remaining $34m made up from an A-round …
Chris Mellor, 8 May 2017
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A spanner in the works: Google's cloud database hits beta, gets prices

Google's close to plugging a long-standing gap in its public cloud, with its Cloud Spanner distributed relational database hitting public beta. In January, we noted that Cloud Spanner, first detailed in a 2012 white paper, had landed as alpha in 2014 but was yet to become a commercial offering. The beta announced February 14 …

London-based Yahoo! hacker gets 11 years for SQLi mischief

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to two years in prison for his part in a cyber attack on Yahoo! in 2012. Nazariy Markuta, of Harlesden, London, was a member of the D33Ds Company network, which nicked over 450,000 customer email addresses and passwords from Yahoo! after an investigation by the UK's National Crime Agency ( …

Bad news: MySQL can dish out root access to cunning miscreants

Updated Security holes in MySQL can be abused to gain remote root access on poorly configured servers, it emerged on Monday. Patches to fix up the programming blunders were quietly released last week. The flaws are present in all default installations of MySQL 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7. Grab versions 5.5.52, 5.6.33 and 5.7.15 to avoid any …
Chris Williams, 13 Sep 2016

Life imitates satire: Facebook touts zlib killer just like Silicon Valley's Pied Piper

Facebook engineers today emitted a bunch of open-source compression and database tools during its @Scale conference. This software is used actively at hyper-scale within the sprawling social network. The California giant wants to share some of its source code with the world and hopefully get some useful patches in return. Here …
Chris Williams, 31 Aug 2016
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A bad day for DBAs: MIT boffins are replacing you with a mere spreadsheet

MIT boffins reckon they've cracked one of the tough nuts of usability, creating an easy-to-use SQL interface for non-database administrators. The tool, SIEUFERD, has been in gestation since at least 2013 (Oracle mentions it here), but considering the problem it addresses has been around since the 1970s, let's not be harsh …

Oracle gives apps a ticket to ride on Sparc M7's SQL warp drives

Oracle will today release, in its words, "a free and open API and developer kit" for the hardware-accelerated SQL-crunching engines in its Sparc M7 processors. You can register to grab the goodies, here. "We're opening up the interfaces to enable programmers using C/C++, Java and Python to effectively use these accelerators," …
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Microsoft has made SQL Server for Linux. Repeat, Microsoft has made SQL Server 2016 for Linux

Microsoft has ported its SQL Server software to Linux and has promised to release it in full by next year. From today, the Windows giant, which once likened Linux to cancer, will show off to a lucky few a preview of its SQL database's core engine for the open-source operating system. The full SQL Server 2016 for Linux will be …
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This is why copy'n'paste should be banned from developers' IDEs

Line Break Welcome to the latest instalment of Line Break, the column in which we share ghastly code readers have sadly encountered in the wild. Pen is mightier than the source We'll crack on with this appetizing anecdote sent in by Ian: A long time ago I was working on the driver for a touchscreen controller chip. This driver was …
Chris Williams, 10 Feb 2016

Scary RAM-gobbling bug in SQL Server 2014 exposed by Visual Studio online outage

Microsoft techies have pinpointed the SQL query that smashed the software giant's Visual Studio Team Services offline for several hours. It appears the query triggered a crippling SQL Server 2014 bug that Redmond is now trying to fix. Last week, Microsoft's cloud-based Team Services suffered a five-hour outage, leaving …
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Say oops, UPSERT your head: PostgreSQL version 9.5 has landed

PostgreSQL has pitched its latest release with a cheeky dig at MySQL as a "legacy" database. Version 9.5 of PostgreSQL adds a feature called UPSERT – INSERT, ON CONFLICT UPDATE – which it says removes the last barrier for MySQL users to migrate. The feature targets web and mobile environments, by handling conflicts between …
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Google tries to spread the SQL cloud love

Google has unveiled the next gen of its Cloud SQL service, a hosted version of the MySQL database. The second generation Beta Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster than the first generation of Cloud SQL. And it scales to 10TB of data, 15,000 IOPS and 104GB of RAM per instance. The first generation of Cloud SQL was …
Kat Hall, 11 Dec 2015
Jamie Bartlett delivering Register Summer Lecture

Reg Winter Lecture: Former Iraq hostage talks survival and tech

Reg Events If you’re dreading the pressure cooker of a family Christmas, we challenge you to change your perspective by coming to our 1 December lecture with SQL specialist and former Iraq hostage, Peter Moore. Long-time Reg reader Peter Moore will be telling us how he went to the office one day in 2007 to work on a finance system for …
Joe Fay, 5 Nov 2015
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So how does an SQL background help you survive 2.5 years as a hostage?

Reg events If you’ve ever wondered how you’d cope under the sort of pressure that can crack the hardest of military nuts you’ll want to get along to our final lecture of 2015 on December 1. That’s because long-time Reg reader Peter Moore will be telling us how he went to the office one day in 2007 to work on a finance system for the …
Joe Fay, 13 Oct 2015
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Disk boxes, security tools, etc: What Amazon announced at its AWS shindig on Wednesday

Amazon Web Services (AWS) kicked off its annual re:Invent conference on Wednesday with the introduction of a handful of new additions to its cloud computing service. The rollout includes a tool to test apps for security flaws, plus a business intelligence (BI) service, and a new way to physically toss data into Amazon's cloud …
Shaun Nichols, 8 Oct 2015
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Using SQL techniques in NoSQL is OK, right? WRONG

Now that we have CQL for Cassandra and N1QL for Couchbase, it seems the power of SQL is being opened for NoSQL database developers. There is, however, a real danger that developers who see these SQL-like languages as an implementation of SQL are in for a world of pain as they try to leverage their SQL skills on a NoSQL …
Andrew Cobley, 25 Aug 2015
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Ex-Microsoft chief rolls elastic-SQL challenge to Amazon Redshift

SQL Server, with Windows and Office, helped make Microsoft. The database sits in a $13bn business unit and while Microsoft’s server products grew 11 per cent – $1.7bn last year – that was driven primarily by sales of SQL Server. The man who paved the path was Bob Muglia. A 24-year Redmond veteran, he was SQL Server’s first …
Gavin Clarke, 24 Jun 2015

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