April 2021

Databases? Why Is This Important?

The right database may make or break your app’s business case

A database is part of the foundation layer for any software application.  Selecting a database that supports the right structure, size, and/or speed to meet the needs of your application will yield tangible and intangible benefits for years to come.

After some analysis, you may even realize that you need more than one database to handle all the data types, structures, data volumes, and speeds that your application requires.

Here is our monthly curated list of thought-provoking books, blogs, podcasts, and articles discussing the current thinking and best practices around Databases:

3 Tips

3 Tips for Selecting the Right Database for Your App

By James Higginbotham

Choosing the right database for your application can be overwhelming given all the choices available today.

Based on the author’s experience, he concludes that, while there is no right answer, there are 3 key points to remember in the evaluation process.



SQL or NoSQL Databases 

By Andreas Meier

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases. The author thoroughly reviews the current state of database tools and techniques, and examines coming innovations.


The Evolution of Data

The Evolution of Data

By Mark Porter

It is not hyperbole to say that today’s data would barely recognize its early ancestors. First of all, there is more of it (59 zettabytes and counting,) and secondly, the very definition of data has changed dramatically.

This article offers a great overview of how data has evolved and the implications on database management systems.


Data Engineering Podcast

The Data Engineering Podcast

By Tobias Macey

The Data Engineering Podcast is an invaluable data management resource. Each new episode provides useful and informative insights into the projects, platforms, and practices that data engineers, team leaders, and data scientists need to know to learn and grow in their career.

By digging deep into the technical platforms, edge cases, and lessons learned, the host ensures that you get the most value for your time spent listening.

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