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Keys and Transactions

As you may already know, databases use tables to organize information. Each table consists of a number of rows, each corresponding to a single database record. So, how do databases keep all of these records straight? It's through the use of keys.

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Creating SQL Server Traces

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Traces allow you to track the specific actions performed against a SQL Server databases. They provide valuable information for troubleshooting database issues and tuning database engine performance. In this tutorial, we walk through the process of creating a SQL Server Trace with SQL Server Profiler, step-by-step.

Read the full article: How to Create a Trace with SQL Server Profiler

MySQL on Windows 8

Thursday April 10, 2014

The MySQL database server is one of the most popular open source databases in the world. Although administrators typically install MySQL on a server operating system, it's certainly possible to install it on a desktop operating system like Windows 8. Once you do so, you'll have the tremendous power of the flexible MySQL relational database available to you for free. It's an extremely useful database for both developers and system administrators. Installing MySQL on Windows 8 is an especially valuable tool for those seeking to learn database administration but lack access to a server of their own. Here's a step-by-step walkthrough of the process.

Read the full tutorial: Installing MySQL on Windows 8

Access 2013 Form Management

Tuesday April 8, 2014
Access 2013 Form

Looking for an easy way to facilitate data entry for your Microsoft Access 2013 database? Using the application's built-in form functionality may meet your needs.

Read the tutorial: Creating Forms in Access 2013

Databases on ACID

Saturday April 5, 2014
The ACID model is one of the oldest and most important concepts of database theory. It sets forward four goals that every database management system must strive to achieve: atomicity, consistency, isolation and durability. No database that fails to meet any of these four goals can be considered reliable.

Read the full article: The ACID Model

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