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2016 Predictions: Part 3

NoSQL WILL BE COMPLEMENTED BY SQL

 

Finally, we expect to see NoSQL use SQL as its dominant query language. The rise of the aforementioned trends of Big Data, IoT, and cloud computing, has caused NoSQL databases, such as MarkLogic and MongoDB, to gain popularity in many fast-moving technology sectors.

NoSQL databases provide these enterprises a level of flexibility and scalability imperative for the increasing amounts of unstructured and semi-structured data being proffered.  Many NoSQL databases allow developers to move fast because they do not require as much architectural forethought as a relational, SQL-based database. Being well-versed in NoSQL platforms will be a useful and employable skillset moving forward in the world of data management, as NoSQL will indubitably maintain a solid position in the marketplace.

Nevertheless, despite NoSQL’s unique advantages, namely flexibility and scalability, as compared to SQL databases, they do not come without a set of accompanying disadvantages. In particular,  NoSQL lacks an effective query language. While many NoSQL databases each use their own special purpose query languages, there remains no comprehensive and effective language across the board. Despite NoSQL’s practicalities in the modern era of Big Data, as Timothy Stephan shrewdly puts it, “really, how useful is big data if you can’t effectively query it? And how powerful and dynamic can your application on NoSQL be if they can’t easily access and utilize the data?” With this in mind, to become most efficient, NoSQL desperately needs an effective query language. Seeing as SQL is a long-standing, tried-and-true, and well-known language, it will become the dominant query language for NoSQL. Thus, NoSQL platforms will be increasingly known as “not only SQL” instead of the traditional “noSQL” or “nonSQL.”

 

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Partnership with MarkLogic!

Apoorva is very excited to announce a partnership with MarkLogic! So, for our next blog, we’d like to share a little bit about what makes MarkLogic so great, and why we’re thrilled to be partnered with them.

Prioritizing Predictive Analytics

Data scientist, according to Glassdoor, will be the number one job in America in 2016, with over 1,700 job openings and a median base salary of $116,840. This is consistent with Indeed.com, whose 2015 first quarter data saw the number of job postings for data scientist grow 57% as compared to the analogous quarter of the previous year. It’s no surprise then, as we’ve mentioned before, that Data Scientist has been deemed the “sexiest job of the 21st century.” But the term is ambiguous at best. Asking ten different employers how they see the role of data scientist may yield ten different responses.

Disaster Recovery: Preparedness is Paramount

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plans are not new concepts. They’ve been around for decades. As their longevity might suggest, they remain extremely relevant today. In fact, having an operative BCDR plan is more pertinent than ever in the cloud-computing era. For a brief review, a business continuity plan is the tailored plan a business creates in order to continue its normal operations should a problem arise. The impending calamities that must be accounted for can be anything from natural disasters to cyber attacks to theft to sabotage.

Transitioning to a Cloud-Based Project Management Tool

Big things are happening at Apoorva! As a company, we are growing, both in employee numbers and in projects undertaken. We have recently brought on new, young blood to the team, reflecting our company’s external growth potential. We find ourselves in an exciting position to extend our unprecedented services to new clients, while expanding upon those relationships and collaborations with already existing clients.   

Apoorva is Volunteering with the Colorado Technology Association!

Apoorva is excited to be volunteering this year for the Colorado Technology Association's annual fundraiser, C-Level @ A Mile High on March 10th. This premier event helps the Colorado Technology Association's mission of fueling Colorado's technology economy and includes a C-Level celebrity auction, silent auction and live auction.

2016 Predictions: Part 3

NoSQL WILL BE COMPLEMENTED BY SQL

 

Finally, we expect to see NoSQL use SQL as its dominant query language. The rise of the aforementioned trends of Big Data, IoT, and cloud computing, has caused NoSQL databases, such as MarkLogic and MongoDB, to gain popularity in many fast-moving technology sectors.

2016 Predictions: Part 2

CYBERSECURITY

 

These technologies aren’t all good either, though. Remember Uncle Ben’s famous advice to Peter Parker, “with great power, comes great responsibility.” With greater dependence on the Internet of Things and subsequent utilization of cloud-based applications, cybersecurity is necessarily on the forefront of many business’ minds (and if it’s not, it should be!).

2016 Predictions: Part 1

Here at Apoorva we understand the importance of staying current in the ever-changing world of Information Technology and Data Management. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of relevant trends moving into 2016 and beyond.

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At Apoorva, our SQL Server DBAs are trained to do the following five tasks during their first few days of joining a client. These five items are essentials for any SQL Server (or Oracle, or MySQL) DBAs. They protect our clients, they protect our jobs, and they earn client’s trust.