One of the best ways to speed up big data processing operations is to not process so much data in the first place; i.e. to eliminate unnecessary data ahead of time. Read More
Database Test Data Usage – This blog caught my eye because of its title, Do the right thing when testing with production data. It struck me as oxymoronic, since we know production data should not be used for testing at all …
Of course we know how tempting it is to use production data for testing applications, simulating databases, prototyping ETL operations, and just about anything else that needs to work with the real thing. Read More
Data migration is done using NextForm; IRI’s data migration utility for converting large files into different formats and/or translating field-level data into other types. The current version converts between uniform XML and text files, LDIF and CSV, Vision and ISAM, MF COBOL variable-length files and Excel, etc. Read More
ODBC, Open Database Connectivity, is an industry-standard application programming interface (API) for access to both relational and non-relational database management systems (DBMS). ODBC was first developed by the SQL Access Group (SAG) in 1992 in response to the need to access data stored in a variety of proprietary personal computer, minicomputer, and mainframe databases without having to know their proprietary interfaces.
The unauthorized use or misuse of our personally identifiable information (or PII) — such as name, social security number, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, place of birth, etc. Read More