Database

PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL: a closer look at the object-relational database management system
  • Know-how

The PostgreSQL database management system, also known to many as Postgres, has many decades of development behind it. It originally started as a project at Berkeley University in California. Today, the open source database continues to defy solutions from commercial competitors, since the development team is constantly working on its functionality and performance. But what exactly is PostgreSQL?...

PostgreSQL: a closer look at the object-relational database management system
MariaDB vs. MySQL
MariaDB vs. MySQL
  • Technical matters

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...

MariaDB vs. MySQL
Backing up data
Backing up data: methods and storage media
  • Security

Whether important documents or holiday photos: regular data backups on your PC or smartphone should be part of your digital routine. A regular back up of data is crucial for all companies, especially since more and more processes are being digitalized. Find out what’s important when backing up data, how to perform a data back up, and what the pros and cons of various storage media are.

Backing up data: methods and storage media
Protect sensitive data with a strong password
Optimal password protection: how to choose a strong password
  • Security

It only takes a few seconds for a hacker to gain access to your private data without you having any idea. More often than not, a password is the only means of protection when logging into online services; and if it is too obvious, it will not prove too much of a challenge for criminals to crack. There are numerous options to increase password security.

Optimal password protection: how to choose a strong password
Raspberry Pi projects
25 Raspberry Pi projects that show the possibilities of the mini computer
  • Know-how

Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive micro-computer that can behave like a standard computer in many respects. The innovative mini device can be used for a wide range of tasks - from setting up an operating system to surfing the web, to using it as a server or a media center. Discover these interesting Raspberry Pi projects to try out at home.

25 Raspberry Pi projects that show the possibilities of the mini computer
Banana Pi: useful applications and ideas for projects
10 Banana Pi projects that make the most of this mini-computer
  • Know-how

The Banana Pi isn’t big, but the single-board computer can be successfully used for a variety of applications. For example, this versatile competitor of Raspberry Pi can be used as a cloud, VPN or file server as well as a smart home controller or a router. We will show you ten Banana Pi projects which demonstrate the remarkable potential of the compact miniature computer.

10 Banana Pi projects that make the most of this mini-computer
Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance
Free Microsoft Access alternatives
  • Tools

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the program, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

Free Microsoft Access alternatives
A comparison of data mining tools
Data mining tools for better data analysis
  • Web analytics

In the digital age, it’s normal for data from small and medium-sized companies to grow to unmanageable amounts. Data mining tools are used to extract desired information from data sets. These extract recurring patterns from the data and make them available to marketers and statisticians. We have compared the most important data mining software and show where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

Data mining tools for better data analysis
Google Drive alternatives
Google Drive alternatives: the best options compared
  • Tools

The cloud storage service Google Drive is one of the most popular solutions of its kind. Users appreciate the large amount of free storage and the proximity to various other Google services. Nevertheless, the search for a Google Drive alternative can pay off: Many alternative services are quite convincing in terms of data protection, security, and especially in their price-performance package.

Google Drive alternatives: the best options compared
Oracle Database
Oracle Database: what it is and how it works
  • Technical matters

For enterprise IT, the database software Oracle Database is one of the market leaders. The relational database management system supports companies by storing, processing, and evaluating data in a clear and tabular way. Find out here how Oracle Database works. We also reveal the software’s advantages and disadvantages.

Oracle Database: what it is and how it works