Database Transfer: Why You Need It, How To Do It

Database Transfer: Why You Need It, How To Do It

Among all the confusing terms we use when talking about information, database transfer is one of the least understood. But regardless of which industry you’re in, you’re probably doing database transfer every day. And you’re likely spending way more time, money and effort on it than you need to. Database transfer means moving a database from one physical, or logical, location to another for any...

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Data Sharing… Also Known as Data Transfer, Data Migration, Data Replication, etc.

Data Sharing… Also Known as Data Transfer, Data Migration, Data Replication, etc.

Like everyone else in the tech industry, we in the database field can get a little sloppy when describing the various actions we take with our data stores. We use words like “migrate,” “copy,” “move” and “share” to mean many of the same things…except when we don’t. We at DataPortal run into this problem when we describe our solution as providing “database sharing.” Audiences sometimes look at us...

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Sharing Government Data in a Way it Can Be Useful for Everyone

Sharing Government Data in a Way it Can Be Useful for Everyone

There’s no Statue of Liberty (yet) welcoming government data to the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. But if there was, this might be the inscription on it. The rise of the Internet and the demand for more open government has resulted in initiatives such as the U.S. government’s Data.gov database sharing site. To cite just a few examples, with this data: Businesses can use Census data...

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Six EDI Hassles You Never Have to Face Again

Six EDI Hassles You Never Have to Face Again

By Howard W. Sabrin, executive vice president. I recently got off a one hour call with an EDI (electronic data interchange) veteran, discussing his experiences with the venerable data sharing format. EDI has been around since the ‘60s, and for some purposes it’s absolutely the way to go. But hearing the questions this EDI user asked made me realize how much extra work EDI customers are doing,...

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Getting Big Data Where It Needs To Go

Getting Big Data Where It Needs To Go

Information is a critical, if not the, critical business asset in a fast-changing world. The more information an organization has, the better it can make decisions about which products and services to offer, how to price and distribute them, where it can reduce costs and where it can find new customers. Big Data is the process of creating insight from the increasing masses of raw data every...

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A Visual Explanation of DataPortal™ vs. EDI – Our Data Sharing Infographic

A Visual Explanation of DataPortal™ vs. EDI – Our Data Sharing Infographic

In the past, sharing complex data over the web in a quick and efficient manner was a daunting, and often times, overwhelming  process. Until now! We’ve developed an easy to use, web based software application that takes the stress, aggravation and expense out of sharing complex data over the web. Meet DataPortal™. To help demonstrate the simplicity of DataPortal™ and why it is the best...

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