The possibility of worldwide pandemics is likely to increase as travel and international trade grow. But they can be preempted through the use of databases that track key indicators on a global basis. Recent research has suggested that the Black Death or Plague that devastated Europe in the 1600s actually started in Asia and was…Read More
Instant data management enables smart grids to maximise power distribution efficiency There are multiple pressures on the power supply network. More people are using it, established customers are consuming ever more electricity, and the pressure to reduce carbon emissions from power generation is increasing. Part of the solution to this dilemma will lie in developing…Read More
I had the pleasure of interviewing a happy long-term customer this month, who unfortunately cannot allow me to use his company name. This is a summary of how he has been using Raima Database Manager (RDM) and his relationship with Raima over the years. Why Raima’s Database Manager? This customer develops a Networking and Telecom…Read More
Condition Monitoring With manufacturing and process businesses across the globe facing ongoing increasing pressures to boost production performance and reduce costs, Thomas Lantermann, Senior Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Factory Automation – European Business Group and Douglas Wilson of Raima look at the importance of condition monitoring, outlining what is possible today…Read More
The possibility of worldwide pandemics is likely to increase as travel and international trade grow. But they can be pre-empted through the use of databases that track key indicators on a global basis. Until fairly recently, control of diseases like H1N1 and Aids had to be reactive rather than proactive but this is no longer…Read More
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are making surveying of landscapes, buildings, etc. so much easier and more cost-effective that it is inevitable that there will be an explosion in this activity. This will create massive amounts of data that will need to be managed and stored efficiently, as Steinar Sande, CEO of Raima, a leading provider…Read More
Product source code gives you the ability to modify and recreate software. Historically, this was considered intellectual property and was tightly protected. The Open Source movement was reactionary, claiming that source code should not be owned. Some Open Source products have been wildly successful, such as Linux or MySQL, seeming to prove that a community…Read More
Structured Query Language SQL is a multifaceted program. Each facet needs to be correctly balanced in order to optimise the performance so that results are obtained in a timely manner. It is a bit like tuning a race engine; it takes experience and you will realize that optimisation is unlikely to be achieved immediately; you…Read More
Posted by Bill Houglum on February 10, 2014.
Determining when it is no longer an effective design decision to use or continue to use a file system for data storage may not be a clear cut decision. The following questions may help in guiding the decision process.