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  • In SQL you can perform a lot of DDL operations, such as creating or renaming tables, creating or removing columns, and more, and these DDL statements are most often used when creating or upgrading your application schema. However, there’s more to transactional DDL than just being able to do large schema updates atomically. Transactional DDL also provides protection against failures. That means that networks can fail, machines can fail, and still, NuoDB will guarantee that all schema modifications are either all applied or nothing is applied. Essentially this means that all operations

  • A demonstration of Scale-out, Continuous Availability, and Visual Monitoring


    In a blog post earlier this year I outlined how to deploy the NuoDB database in Docker containers . To follow up on that, let's put NuoDB to the test. Your mileage will vary based on the available compute and disk storage used, but our

  • While many enterprises are now ready to embrace cloud computing, they’ve struggled to move highly transactional systems of record to the cloud. For enterprises in regulated sectors such as banking and other financial services, there’s been a real challenge as they look for ways to move mission-critical OLTP SQL databases — and the applications that rely on them — to the cloud. Historically, relational SQL databases required single-server architectures, which made scaling

  • Apache Zeppelin is a completely open web-based notebook that enables interactive data analytics, data ingestion, data exploration, visualisation, sharing, and collaboration.

    This project will demonstrate how to run analytic queries and data visualisation against NuoDB using Zeppelin Notebooks with SparkSQL, Python, and NuoSQL.

    We will also set up basic authentication using Apache Shiro to control access to the notebooks that you create.

  • The Financial Services industry is in the midst of widespread disruption as they experience both phenomenal growth and unprecedented competition. What key change drivers are pushing this disruption? Will traditional financial service providers be able to keep up, or will disruptive competitors take the lead?

    Driver #1: APAC & MENA Coming In Strong

    In the past, North America and Europe may have been considered the homeland of financial institutions. However, as globalization increases and smartphones revolutionize access to the internet, this focus is shifting. Strengthening

  • Today I’m proud to announce the latest version of NuoDB's distributed SQL database, version 4.0. This latest release significantly expands on our cloud-native, cloud-agnostic capabilities and provides autonomous database management with always-on fault-tolerant database resiliency. Let’s walk through a few of our newest features, including:

    Cloud agnostic capabilities Cloud native offerings NuoDB Admin Security enhancements Indexing improvements Packaging updates Cloud Agnostic with Support for Multiple Clouds

    In addition to supporting Amazon Web Services, NuoDB is now

  • Introduction

    This tutorial will walk you through the whole process of using free Let’s Encrypt certificates in NuoDB. First, we will create certificates using Let’s Encrypt as described in their documentation. Second, we will convert those certificates into various certificate formats that NuoDB processes require. At the end of this tutorial, we will show you what to look for in NuoDB log files and how to use TLS in the various TLS enabled database drivers.

    Acquiring a Signed Certificate

    The process of obtaining a

  • For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, NuoDB Community Edition (CE) is our free developer version of the NuoDB product. It’s for those looking to do research, deploy a database with a small project, or simply get started developing with our technology.

    One of the big advantages of using NuoDB is its ability to scale out . However, earlier versions of NuoDB Community Edition didn’t allow you to do

  • Financial services firms have been on the leading edge of technology adoption for decades, starting with the pneumatic capsules you can use at drive-up bank windows to make deposits or withdrawals, followed by credit cards starting in 1950, and the automated teller machine in 1967. The innovations since then have only accelerated as technology has evolved.

    While many feel like we’ve been talking about

  • Software has become an increasingly critical driver for organizations large and small in every industry, and many you might not think of as software-driven organizations. Yet companies such as FedEx, Uber, and Ford all rely heavily on software applications. FedEx still delivers packages, but relies on software to do so - in fact, they created the first automated package shipping system for PCs , and enabled business-to-business transactions on their website in the mid-