Why You Need Data Warehousing for Your Business to Succeed

Businesses today are more focused on customers. And rightly so, because customers, no matter where they are, are empowered by technology. They can easily find out more about your products and services, their benefits, and their weaknesses. They can also find out the same things about your competitors just as easily. They can even compare […]

An Introduction to MySQL Enterprise Transparent Data Encryption

  Transparent Data Encryption or TDE has been around for years. We all know what it does: encrypt database in its entirety and making this fully transparent to all applications that gain access to the database. TDE also encrypts all database backups. For this and other reasons, sensitive information is kept safe, including data-at-rest. Database […]

4 tips on how to evaluate the right database technology for your business

With several database technology options available in the market, how do you know which one works for your company best? What are the crucial elements to consider when choosing the right solution for your organization before deploying it? Here are some helpful tips to guide you when acquiring database technology: Evaluate the individual pieces of […]

Get to know more about Database as a Service (DBaaS) – Part 2 of 2: How to apply Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c

In part 1, Four Cornerstone has touched on what database as a service (DBaaS) is, and how it benefits your organization. We have also talked briefly about the software you need to deliver database as a service to the users in your company. Now let us take a look at how to use Oracle Enterprise […]

Data Warehousing and Data Mining in the Context of Effective Database Management

If you are still getting into data mining and data warehousing, you might have to think twice about using the same databases that you are currently using. This is because relational databases that are used for online transaction processing work differently and may not be optimal for data warehousing. An OLTP database is ideal for […]

Top Things to Watch Out for in Tech this 2015

The thing with technology is that it is always changing and dynamic.  Technologies rise, and in due time, they become obsolete.  Some have been around for quite some time but have never really hit primetime just yet.  Others reign for so long that they change the way things are done forever. Because it is close […]

Deploying Oracle Technologies in Heterogeneous Environments

While it is highly recommended to use Oracle software through and through, to take advantage of discounts when you are just buying, or to ensure that everything works and uses the same technology stack, sometimes using Oracle on legacy systems is unavoidable.  It could be that you are already using that Windows, Solaris, AIX or […]

Oracle Clusterware for Oracle Real Application Clusters

  Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) are interconnected Oracle Databases that appear as one database to applications and users.  Unlike single instance databases, however, Oracle Application Clusters databases can handle many instances on a single server. Oracle Clusterware is the cluster management software that comes with Oracle Database to help you use Oracle Real Application […]