Layer2 Business Data List Connector

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From Digital Journal: End of July 2018, Microsoft announced the availability of the long awaited SharePoint Server 2019 Preview. As a representation of “a whole new generation of SharePoint”, the new on-premise version of SharePoint unlocks new and modern experiences for users with improved team collaboration functionality and performances. In their official press release, Microsoft claimed to have worked closely with active users to satisfy modern requirements. Nevertheless, external data integration with the Layer2 Business Data List Connector is still a must-have to fully benefit from all new and old SharePoint features like personal data views, workflows, notifications, and more. […]

MongoDB Sharding

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Need some help with sharding? From Packthub: Sharding is the ability to horizontally scale out our database by partitioning our datasets across different servers—the shards. Sharding is performed at the collection level. We can have collections that we don’t want or need to shard for several reasons. We can leave these collections unsharded. These collections will be stored in the primary shard. The primary shard is different for each database in MongoDB. The primary shard is automatically selected by MongoDB when we create a new database in a sharded environment. MongoDB will pick the shard that has the least data […]

The Simplicity of Hacking Elections

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From TechCrunch: Over the weekend at Def Con, the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas to discuss some of the latest and greatest (or scariest) trends in the wild world of hacking, a pair of election security hacking demonstrations set up for adults and kids alike offered up some frightening revelations about America’s voting infrastructure. For 11-year-old Emmett from Austin, hacking the website for the Florida Secretary of State was as easy as a simple SQL injection. (read more)

A Quick Guide to SQL

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From Computer World UK: SQL has become the industry standard for manipulating and querying data in a relational database. The uses of the language are broken into three other components aside from writing queries. These are: Data Manipulation Language (DML), which is used to manipulate database content in retrieve, update, delete and insert modes. The DML has four commands that can be used to manipulate the information which is the Select, Insert, Update and Delete commands. Data Definition Language (DDL) is used to manage tables and index structures, also with synchronised commands that can be used to create, alter and […]

Hadoop and the Cloud

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Confused about Hadoop and how it relates to the cloud? From readwrite: Hadoop is an open source framework that is ideally suitable for developing software apps and reliable, distributed, scalable computing. The Hadoop distributed computing is required to support the growth of voluminous data. It is also perfect for analyzing, storing, and processing big data files running over the clusters. The big data ecosystem techniques are placed at the heart of the Hadoop. They are generally needed to support advanced big data analytics that includes predictive analytics, machine learning, or data mining etc. Cloud computing is a new buzz in […]