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Types of databases and DBMS (with examples)
by Mitchell Tweedie, Jun 26, 2018A DBMS is software for creating and managing databases. There are over 300 systems falling into 11 categories of organising data. Which is right for you?
3 times spreadsheet databases ruined everything
by Mitchell Tweedie, Jun 21, 2018You could write a book on all the times spreadsheets have done something dumb. You could even follow up with a sequel covering times humans did something dumb and their spreadsheet did nothing to stop them.
How to migrate from spreadsheets to a DBMS
by Mitchell Tweedie, Jun 15, 2018Spreadsheets are databases, and they work well. Why would you ever want to leave a spreadsheet? Here’s a few reasons why; Database Management System (DBMS) can scale - spreadsheets don’t scale.
Databases vs spreadsheets: Excel, Access, MySQL
by Mitchell Tweedie, Jun 11, 2018The world’s largest taxi company (Uber) owns no cars and the world’s largest hotel (Airbnb) owns no property. Traditional industries no longer rule the world, 1s and 0s do. Data is digital oil. Like oil, data calls for extracting and refining tools. Handle both with care.
Database basics: everything you need to know about databasing
by Lana Brindley, Nov 22, 2017Databases underpin just about every piece of software. Knowing how they work is critical. Read our primer!