Database

Columnar Database

Columnar Database: The System Explained

Databases are usually based on rows of data. Columnar databases turn this system on its side. Instead of saving each entry one after the other, in a columnar database entries are stored category by category. This results in a decisive speed advantage when working with massive quantities of data. But how exactly does a column-oriented DBMS work?

In-memory databases

In-memory databases: the storage of big data

In-memory databases enable big data to be analysed and made available in real time. The quick access speeds are made possible by storing the data on the working memory – hence the name in-memory database. Traditional databases, on the other hand, are based on the method of storing data on the hard disk. How do in-memory databases differ from traditional database systems? And what are the go-to...

All about SocialBlade

SocialBlade: social media data on demand

Understanding social media means understanding numbers. While internal tools such as YouTube Analytics provide a lot of numbers, it is not always easy to understand them at first glance. The third-party provider SocialBlade has thus made it its business to prepare and present data from platforms such Instagram, Twitter and YouTube in a clear and concise manner.

Bare metal servers | definition and structure

Bare metal server – dedicated hardware for high-level web projects

Bare metal – the latest product on the web hosting market evokes power from its name alone, and not for nothing: servers with this nickname focus on high-performance hardware. With a bare metal server, the user's access extends practically down to the bare metal. Software components based on this product are subject to user control and can be installed and configured according to individual...

File manager for Android: The best apps

File manager for Android – the best alternatives to the standard app

Managing files and folder on Android devices can quickly become a tedious affair. One the one hand, the integrated file manager app (only since Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”) is well hidden in the settings of the operating system, and on the other hand, it only has the basic functions available – which is why many users rely on third-party applications from the Google Play Store. But what exactly sets...

The basics for modern web development

Modern web development: the basics

The trends driving web development are moving away from static web presences and heading increasingly in the direction of interactive content. Even though languages like HTML and CSS still rule the roost, a growing number of developers prefer the server-side programming language, PHP, for dynamic websites. Client-side script languages like JavaScript make it possible for a site to react to user...

Document Database

Document Databases: How Do Document Stores Work?

Almost every application utilises databases in one form or another. Besides classic relational databases, document-oriented databases have also become well-established in the course of the development of web apps. Instead of working with complex tables, these document stores use semi-structured data in simple documents. But how exactly does this work?

MongoDB: an introduction and comparison to MySQL

MongoDB — the flexible and scalable NoSQL database

NoSQL databases have long since been serious competitors to classic relational database systems, like MySQL. They replace the strictly-defined storage structures of traditional models through flexible saving procedures. This allows data pools to be easily distributed onto multiple servers in order to guarantee high availability of web applications. But are these new systems really all that they’re...

Protect sensitive data with a strong password

Optimal password protection: how to choose a strong password

It only takes a few seconds for a hacker to gain access to your private data without you having any idea. More often than not, a password is the only means of protection when logging into online services; and if it is too obvious, it will not prove too much of a challenge for criminals to crack. There are numerous options to increase password security.


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