Grace  Lesch

Grace Lesch


Why You Should Store Your Survey Data in a Graph Database

In a graph database, such as Neo4j, data are represented as graphs or networks of nodes (households, members, etc.) and edges or relationships between these nodes. No need to define their format beforehand, the schema will develop as you add new data.

When should you use a graph database?

When the real world described by the data looks like a network of concepts connected by different types of relationships.
When you need to integrate your data with data from other sources and with other formats (other surveys, climate data, remote sensing, etc.).

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Siphiwe  Nair

Siphiwe Nair


SingleStore: The One Stop Shop For Everything Data

  • SingleStore works toward helping businesses embrace digital innovation by operationalising “all data through one platform for all the moments that matter”

The pandemic has brought a period of transformation across businesses globally, pushing data and analytics to the forefront of decision making. Starting from enabling advanced data-driven operations to creating intelligent workflows, enterprise leaders have been looking to transform every part of their organisation.

SingleStore is one of the leading companies in the world, offering a unified database to facilitate fast analytics for organisations looking to embrace diverse data and accelerate their innovations. It provides an SQL platform to help companies aggregate, manage, and use the vast trove of data distributed across silos in multiple clouds and on-premise environments.

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Ruth  Nabimanya

Ruth Nabimanya


Which Database Is Right For You?Graph Database vs. Relational Database

At the very beginning of most development endeavors lies an important question: What database do I choose? There is such an abundance of database technologies at this moment, it’s no wonder many developers don’t have the time or energy to research new ones. If you are one of those developers and you aren’t very familiar with graph databases in general, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, you will learn about the main differences between a graph database and a relational database, what kind of use-cases are best suited for each database type, and what are their strengths and weaknesses.

How Does a Graph Database Differ from a Relational Database?

The Graph Data Model

The Relational Data Model

When to use a Graph Database?

When not to use a Graph Database

Is a Graph Database Worth it?

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Siphiwe  Nair

Siphiwe Nair


Your Data Architecture: Simple Best Practices for Your Data Strategy

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you should probably think about your data architecture and possible best practices.

If you accumulate data on which you base your decision-making as an organization, you most probably need to think about your data architecture and consider possible best practices. Gaining a competitive edge, remaining customer-centric to the greatest extent possible, and streamlining processes to get on-the-button outcomes can all be traced back to an organization’s capacity to build a future-ready data architecture.

In what follows, we offer a short overview of the overarching capabilities of data architecture. These include user-centricity, elasticity, robustness, and the capacity to ensure the seamless flow of data at all times. Added to these are automation enablement, plus security and data governance considerations. These points from our checklist for what we perceive to be an anticipatory analytics ecosystem.

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Database Vs Data Warehouse Vs Data Lake: A Simple Explanation

Databases store data in a structured form. The structure makes it possible to find and edit data. With their structured structure, databases are used for data management, data storage, data evaluation, and targeted processing of data.
In this sense, data is all information that is to be saved and later reused in various contexts. These can be date and time values, texts, addresses, numbers, but also pictures. The data should be able to be evaluated and processed later.

The amount of data the database could store is limited, so enterprise companies tend to use data warehouses, which are versions for huge streams of data.

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Data Storage in 2021: Choosing the Right Tools for the Job

Reading about the death of the relational database seems like a regular occurrence. However, here we are in 2021, and the relational data store is going strong. If we look at the DB-Engines Ranking website, six of the top 10, including the top four spots, are all relational data stores. Evidently, structured, or relational, data storage is here to stay. Yet four of the top spots are held by non-relational engines. Could that mean that relational data storage is really dying?

The core of this question is not really which kind of data store is better between a relational, normalized structure or a non-relational, denormalized storage mechanism. No, the real core question is: What kind of data store should your organization be using in 2021?

The shortest possible way I can answer this question is as follows:

All of them.

The fact is, you’re much better off not trying to answer your data needs with one, single methodology. Let’s discuss why.

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