NoSQL: NoSQL Databases – An Enterprise Necessity. Relational databases have long been a staple in enterprise IT. But demand for different kinds of databases has grown in recent years. And, according to a new Forrester Wave report, “NoSQL is not an option — it has become a necessity to support next-generation applications.” Read more
CLOUD: Google Says Its Databases Are Enterprise Ready. Google is continuing its campaign to entice enterprises to its public cloud platform by rolling out database services stable enough to serve businesses’ production workloads. The company announced the general availability of three database-focused products: the second generation of Cloud SQL, its managed database service; Cloud Datastore, its NoSQL document database; and Cloud Bigtable, its NoSQL database service that powers products like Gmail. Each of those products has a service level agreement associated with it, guaranteeing a certain amount of availability. Find out more
MICROSOFT: Introduction to SQL Server Containers. In the Fall of 2014, Microsoft announced plans to add Docker container support to Windows Server 2016. The announcement added emphasis to Microsoft’s growing focus on Linux and open source tooling. In the months that followed, .NET core was open sourced, Microsoft and Red Hat formed an alliance, and plans to port SQL Server to Linux were announced. Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, so let’s take a closer look at the use of SQL Server containers. Read more
VIDEO: Using JSON in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database. Find out why JSON support was added to SQL Server 2016 and the Azure SQL Database as well as best practices on how to work with JSON data. Find out more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.