What is Redis?

What is Redis? Introducing the database

So, you need a database for your project, but you don’t want to use traditional relational databases with MySQL or MariaDB. Redis could be the solution. This database management system offers an in-memory database with a key-value store providing fast access speeds and simple scalability. Can this open source system also support your project?

Columnar Database

Columnar Database: The System Explained

Databases are usually based on rows of data. Columnar databases turn this system on its side. Instead of saving each entry one after the other, in a columnar database entries are stored category by category. This results in a decisive speed advantage when working with massive quantities of data. But how exactly does a column-oriented DBMS work?

Document Database

Document Databases: How Do Document Stores Work?

Almost every application utilizes databases in one form or another. Besides classic relational databases, document-oriented databases have also become well-established in the course of the development of web apps. Instead of working with complex tables, these document stores use semi-structured data in simple documents. But how exactly does this work?

Database Management Systems (DBMS)

Database Management Systems (DBMS) explained

A working database system is pivotal to maintaining any computer-based system. The central body that regulates the respective data pools here is always a Database Management System (DBMS). The software structures and organizes the data available in the database, and also manages writing and reading permissions for the database system.

MariaDB vs. MySQL

MariaDB vs. MySQL

MySQL is the most used database management system in the world. This open source software has been available for productive use since 1995 and is generally considered a standard solution for users of relational databases. This could change in the near future. MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL is catching up on its predecessor and is consequently becoming an increasingly attractive...

Key Value Store

Key Value Store: How do Key Value Databases work?

A wide array of database models exists, each one with its own advantages and disadvantages. Key Value Stores, for example, provide lightning-quick results because they follow such a simple principle. A key is saved to each value. There are no more specifications. These Key Value Databases are used principally in website design.

Getting started with WinSCP

Getting started with WinSCP

With WinSCP, you can safely create your ideal data transfer between your local Windows PC and a web server. The open source software supports all current protocols and its quick and simple installation process provides an experience that’s satisfying for the user. With the choice of two available user interfaces, you can benefit from a clearly laid-out data management system, which includes...

CNAME Record

CNAME Record: Explanation of the DNS Record Type

The Domain Name System and name resolution enable hassle-free surfing for users on the World Wide Web. Here, the DNS has recourse to several types of resource records. One of these is CNAME. This allows different domains to be linked together with one IP address. But how do CNAME records work and how can you check the records?

PTR Record

PTR record: How does the DNS record work?

PTR records turn the DNS on its head: Instead of getting from a domain name to the corresponding IP address – as is normally the case – with reverse DNS the opposite occurs. Which domains belong to an IP address? You can acquire this information using PTR records, which are a special type of DNS record. How do the DNS records need to be structured for this?

SOA Record

SOA Records: The Basis of Every Zone File

The Domain Name System enables the use of domain names for surfing and is based on zone files. These in turn are made up of different records. The first DNS entry you encounter in such a data file is always the SOA record. This determines authority within the zone. We explain how the records are designed and how you can perform an SAO record check.


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