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Bigtable vs BigQuery

Last week, we took a look at Cloud Bigtable. For those who know a thing or two about big data, you may wonder how is Bigtable different from BigQuery. While these two services have several similarities, including “Big” in their names, they support very different use cases in your big data ecosystem.

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Google Meet adds richer UI and AI-driven features

Online meetings have been at the heart of work’s global transformation this past year. Long before the pandemic, they played a crucial role for distributed teams but now they’ve become the glue that holds the workday together for countless teams and organisations that used to share a physical workplace. With the hybrid model emerging as a core part of the future of work, the need for an immersive, secure and people-first approach to meetings has never been greater.

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Microsoft to open first datacenter region in Malaysia

Microsoft announced its “Bersama Malaysia” initiative which marks a big commitment to empowering Malaysia’s inclusive digital economy and advancing the nation’s digital transformation across the private and public sectors. As a part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region within the country to deliver trusted cloud services locally with world-class data security, privacy and therefore the ability to store data in-country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill a further 1 million Malaysians by end of 2023 to help create economic opportunities for people and businesses in the digital era. Microsoft also will help form the MyDigital Alliance Leadership Council to collaborate on cloud-first and digital-native policy recommendations.

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Quickly shift data to Google Cloud with Database Migration Service

Migration to the cloud is a complex process with many moving parts and persons involved including a network administrator to account for infrastructure and security requirements like VPN. Most database administrators (DBAs) know that one of the largest risks of migrating a database is downtime which often prevents companies from taking on the heavy task. Typically you shut down the application, create a backup of the current database schema, perform all required update operations using migration tools, restart the application and hope that everything works fine.

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Get your network ready for what’s next with Wi-Fi 6

As organisations start to return to everyday operations, things will look a lot different than they did before. While challenging, the coming months will serve as an excellent opportunity for networking teams to use a strategic approach to deliver a big impact.

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