List/Grid Tag Archives: Databases

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The anatomy of Connection Pooling

Introduction All projects I’ve been working on have used database connection pooling and that’s for very good reasons. Sometimes we might forget why we are employing one design ...
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Seven Databases in Seven Days – Riak

In this post I am summarizing the three days of Riak, which is the second database in the Seven Databases in Seven Days book. This post is actually in order for me to remember some ...
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db.person.find( { “role” : “DBA” } )

Wow! it has been a while since I posted something on my blog post. I have been very busy, moving to MongoDB, learning, learning, learning…finally I can breath a little and answer ...
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Java 8 Friday: Java 8 Will Revolutionize Database Access

At Data Geekery, we love Java. And as we’re really into jOOQ’s fluent API and query DSL, we’re absolutely thrilled about what Java 8 will bring to our ecosystem. For our Java ...
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A Better Query Language than SQL

Leland Richardson, Founder of Tech.Pro has recently published a very interesting article about BQL, his visions of a better query language (than SQL). The deciding feat of his new language ...
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Postgres and Oracle compatibility with Hibernate

There are situations your JEE application needs to support Postgres and Oracle as a Database. Hibernate should do the job here, however there are some specifics worth mentioning. While ...
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Please, Run That Calculation in Your RDBMS

There’s one thing that you can do terribly wrong when working with RDBMS. And that thing is not running your calculations in the database, when you should. We’re not advocating ...
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The JDBC Boolean Compatibility List

Interestingly, boolean types have been introduced only late in the SQL standard, namely in SQL:1999. Even today, not all databases natively support BOOLEAN or BIT types. Most importantly, ...
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You’re Very Likely to Have Gotten SQL Date Time Arithmetic Wrong!

You’re very likely to have gotten SQL date time arithmetic wrong. And why is that? Google it! You’ll quickly find blog posts like these:Date / Time Arithmetic with Oracle 9 / ...
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A Beginner’s guide to ACID and database transactions

Transactions are omnipresent in today’s enterprise systems, providing data integrity even in highly concurrent environments. So let’s get started by first defining the term and ...
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