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Are Blob Sizes Fixed?

I'm using sqlalchemy to store objects in a database. The kind of object I'm creating is unknown until run time. I could be storing something as simple as a string. I could be storing a jpg. I ...
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What are the problems with sharing an Access database through online storage service, like Dropbox?

I have a desktop database I created in Access. I'd like to share the database with a single collaborator, who can have full privileges to the database (table access). However, my collaborator is much ...
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Is there any relation between BSON storage for mongoDB and MySQL storage?

I am working on an application where I need to make analysis that what will be the storage size of BSON structure if same data is stored which is stored in MySQL. Basically I am comparing MongoDB and ...
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How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
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always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
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Data mirroring suggestions

On my test environment, I have a SQL 2012 2-node physical cluster that accesses a common iSCSI storage on a separate Windows Server 2012 box. What options are there if I want to backup this storage to ...
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MySQL - Database has huge overhead but tables don't

I have some problems with two MySQL databases. The databases have huge overheads but none of the tables do. When I recreated the tables the overhead just reappeared aswell. I hope you can help me. ...
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Optimal layout strategies for Time-Series using Columnar storage

In the context of time-series and specifically columnar storage systems. Question: What are the processes or heuristics that are used to determine how best the columns of contiguous values be grouped ...
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Cluster with shared storage

I actually use MariaDB Galera Cluster with 3 master nods. Workload is about 70% read, 30% write and it's very important to have consistent data with every select - this is why I choose Galera ...
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How to Upgrade from Oracle 10G to Oracle 11G without bringing down the database

I have an Oracle 10G database running on two machines in a resilient environment with shared storage. So when one of our system fails we simply switch the GSS to second database instance. Now I need ...