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ALSO CALLED: DBA, Data Base Administrators
DEFINITION: An IT staff member who directs or performs all activities related to maintaining a successful database environment. Responsibilities include designing, implementing, and maintaining the database system; establishing policies and procedures pertaining to the management, security, maintenance, and use of the DBMS. Typically, a DBA has either a degree in Computer Science and some on-the-job training  … 
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Offload Operational Reporting and Analytics to Improve Database Performance
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you can learn how your organization can avoid costly hardware upgrades and instead solve this common problem by splitting online transaction processing and report generation into separate systems. Access now to devise your own strategy for improving your database performance.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Dell Software

Dell In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: To discover how your organization can utilize in-memory appliances for the deployment of Cloudera Enterprise access this white paper today. Learn more about the benefits of these technologies and how they could revolutionize your data management systems.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

EMC Extreme Performance and Efficiency For Microsoft SQL Server
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the operational advantages of virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014 databases deployed on all-flash arrays and how the solution enhances the capabilities of SQL Server dependent environments. Read now to get the tools you need to maximize the performance of your database.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

EMC Corporation

XtremIO for exchange server
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the benefits of an on premise exchange server and how it can benefit your organization over a large scale public cloud or smaller fussier private cloud environment. Read this solution overview to get information on a straight forward way to simplify your administration.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jun 2015

EMC Corporation

The continuum of protection solutions for Microsoft
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Data in this white paper. Learn the top 10 ways you can protect your data and improve your database performance.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

EMC Corporation

Getting the Complete Picture on SQL Server Database Performance
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the case studies of three different organizations that had difficulty troubleshooting underperforming databases and reveals how they solved this problem.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Dell Software

Why You Should Consider Moving Away From Relational Databases
sponsored by Basho Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reasons why many companies end up choosing a non-relational solution over a traditional database.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Basho Technologies

How Toad™ DBA Suite for Oracle® 12.0 Complements Oracle® Enterprise Manager 12c
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations that use Oracle technologies turn to Oracle Enterprise Manager to manage clouds applications and databases, but if your organization is responsible for multiple environments with hundreds of databases as well as your oracle systems, Enterprise Manager may not be enough.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell Software

The Real World of the Database Administrator
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ways in which database administrators (DBAs) are seeking to get more valuable information out of their relational databases. Learn the top challenges facing DBAs.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Dell Software

Solving the SQL Tuning Problem
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To learn how your organization can tackle the SQL tuning problem access this informative white paper. Familiarize yourself with the top challenges facing internal database SQL optimizers and discover how you can solve these problems to get a better handle on your databases.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 06 Jun 2013

Dell Software

Top 10 Benchmarking Misconceptions
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 10 benchmarking misconceptions to prevent your organization from shoddy benchmarking. Learn how to increase efficiency and effectiveness in your databases through accurate benchmarking techniques.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Dell Software

Achieving World-Class Collaboration
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To discover how your organization can facilitate collaboration between your data management team access this exclusive white paper.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Dell Software

Zero to Hero: 12 Tips for Accidental DBAs
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By staying informed, database administrators can keep on top of their job to ensure their organization's applications are running smoothly. Access this informative white paper to get 12 essential tips for DBAs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

SolarWinds, Inc.

ESG Brief: Enhancing Database Environments with NetApp Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to learn more about the choice of your storage platform. Storage teams are already exploring the advantages of NetApp. Learn more about how to engage your stakeholders by reading this resource.
Posted: 22 Mar 2015 | Published: 22 Mar 2015

NetApp

Choosing The Right Cloud Provider For Your MongoDB Database
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource addresses 4 levels of sophistication of MongoDB cloud providers. Learn about different activities that are either performed for the developer by the MongoDB service provider, or need to be performed by the developer.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2013

Rackspace

3 Limitations of MongoDB on the Public Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: MongoDB, a frontrunner in the NoSQL world, is friendly to developers employing agile development processes. Access this resource that addresses 3 main problems with do-it-yourself (DIY) MongoDB on the cloud. Hint: scalability is a major concern.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Rackspace

Open source data grows up: Choosing MySQL, NoSQL, or both
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief article that describes how to gather and interpret data by choosing MySQL, NoSQL, or both. Inside learn how Craigslist integrates structured and unstructured data retrieval.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Rackspace

The Database Administrator is dead
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this informative article, learn from Kenny Gorman, co-founder of ObjectRocket, a premium MongoDB database-as-a-service provider, about the changing role of the DBA in the last few years, and the many more changes to come.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

Rackspace

5 DBA Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the 5 unforgivable mistakes that could endanger the integrity, recoverability and security of the databases, including SQL Server, DBAs are supposed to protect.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

Unlock the Power of Microsoft SQL Server 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This technical resource examines three key new features of SQL Server 2014 that deliver mission-critical performance, faster data insights, and migration of data to the cloud.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Exposing the Unvarnished Truth About Database Storage
sponsored by Oracle and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines storage obstacles that DBAs are dealing with today, and why workarounds that attempt to solve the problem only defer them and don't attack the root cause. View now to learn about Oracle's co-engineered combination of the database, OS, file system, and storage can conquer these database storage problems.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Oracle and Intel®

Simplified Sybase development and database management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses an intelligent and systematic approach to managing your Sybase environment. Inside, learn about the key advantages to 5 different models.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Dell Software

Toad® for SQL Server
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper focuses on Toad for SQL Server, a unified solution that allows you to achieve the highest level of code quality, performance and reliability. Inside, 10 features of Toad for SQL Server are presented.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Dell Software

Maintaining Oracle Database Performance in a Perfect Storm
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: The cloud, big data and mobility are three of the most disruptive technologies Oracle DBAs face today. Are you prepared for the perfect storm of increased application complexity and dynamism, as well as explosive growth in database size and data velocity? Download the white paper and discover how Foglight for Oracle helps DBAs weather the storm.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Dell Software

Optimizing ETL: The Key to Accelerating Data‐Driven Business Decisions
sponsored by Syncsort
WHITE PAPER: Whether you’re analyzing information from a data warehouse, reviewing click-stream data to find the latest trends, or running a query on current sales figures, the elapsed time to perform these processes means lost revenue. This article explains the steps you can take when processing your data to reduce elapsed time.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Oct 2009

Syncsort
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