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What is Database Optimization?

Databases provide us with information stored with a hierarchical and related structure, which allows us to extract the content and arrange it easily. There are plenty of options to choose from for business and companies. Even though MySQL is the most widespread database, there are other alternatives, such as Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB. […]

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Is Data in Databases Encrypted by Default?

For many businesses, databases are a vault of sensitive information containing data ranging from customers’ details and confidential competitive details to intellectual property. Lost or stolen data, especially customer data, can result in brand damage, competitive disadvantage, and severe fines. In high-profile cases, compromised data presents organizations with long-term customer acquisition and retention difficulties.   […]

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Importance of Data Scrubbing

Data scrubbing is a process that is performed to ensure the quality of the data in a database, which will then be used for analytics. Data scrubbing is a fundamental step to reduce the risk of basing the decision-making process on inaccurate, erroneous, corrupt or incomplete information. Data Scrubbing Phases To carry out an exhaustive […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Database and a Data Warehouse?

What is a Database? A database is a group of data stored in tables, which consists of rows and columns that represent attributes. Each one of the rows in the database represents a single entity. A Database Management System is the software used to help manage databases. Some of the most popular DBMS include MySQL, […]

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What is a Database Administrator or DBA?

Every organization that handles large volumes of data requires a database management system (DBMS). The person or group of people in charge of managing, supervising, and ensuring the proper use of the data within a DBMS are the database administrators or DBA. These systems allow companies to manage vast amounts of data in an efficient […]

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What’s the Difference Between Database and Spreadsheet Software?

Understanding the difference between a database and a spreadsheet plays an essential role in the daily operations of many companies, and it is vital to make better use of these technologies. Although different technologies are involved, the databases and spreadsheets share some characteristics. Spreadsheet applications are user-friendly, ubiquitous, and flexible. They are used to merge […]

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What is Big Data Management?

Big data management is a general concept that includes the governance, organization, design, management, policies, procedures, and technology used for large volumes of structured and unstructured data. It can combine data cleansing, integration, migration, and preparation for reporting and analytics. The purpose of big data management is to guarantee data quality of the highest level […]

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Advantages of Using Multi-Platform Database Systems

Both in large and small organizations, DBAs are under pressure to comply with the sudden changes in database technology while ensuring the best performance and stability for their entire environment.  Even though the challenges they face are radical, there are new perspectives on the benefits of managing multi-platform database systems. More Databases Types Due to […]

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Soaring Eagle Consulting in the News

Soaring Eagle Interviews MNI Media Presents 3 Ways Not Securing Your Business Data Can Prove Costly 3 Tips for Treating Your Business Data With The Respect It Deserves Cybersecurity Threats: 7 Steps to Help Protect Your Company from Malware Many Employees Know Little About Cybersecurity Threats Guarding Your Business Against Data Loss Written by Soaring Eagle […]

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How Does HIPAA Affect Database Management?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for sensitive patient data protection that companies who deal with protected health information (PHI) must comply with. DBA Role In order to comply with the HIPAA regulations, DBAs must secure the confidentiality and integrity of all electronic PHI data, whether the information is located […]

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4 Signs You Should Upgrade Your Database Software

A database meets different business objectives: Keeping a history of the relationship with your current and past customers, running marketing campaigns, categorizing your contacts, establishing business objectives, knowing and monitoring your competition, obtaining performance data, etc. Having your database software up-to-date is essential so that all of these functionalities comply with their objectives and contribute […]

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