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10 new tricks your old database can do

June 17, 2019

In all the excitement about NoSQL databases, distributed databases, data warehouses, and GPU-accelerated databases these days, it’s easy to forget that traditional relational databases still store and serve the mission-critical information for many, if not most, line-of-business applications. Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL/MariaDB, and PostgreSQL may trace their origins back to the 1980s, but they are all still under active development, and not just to fix bugs and tweak performance.

In this article we’ll discuss many of the ways that traditional SQL databases are improving.

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