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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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Database Administrators White Papers (View All Report Types)
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ESG Lab Validation: NetApp EF560 All Flash Array for Oracle: Enterprise Storage for Latency-sensitive Databases
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This ESG Lab Report test the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series all flash arrays in Oracle database environments.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2015

NetApp

App Accel: Penton Modernizing Your SQL Server Infrastructure
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This NetApp-sponsored whitepaper was written by SQL Server industry influencer, Michael Otey, and discusses the need for modernizing your database infrastructure with SQL Server 2014 and NetApp to accelerate database performance while acheiving greater ROI.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

NetApp

High Performance Oracle Workloads with the Dell Acceleration Appliances for Databases
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes the reference architecture of an Oracle database acceleration appliance pairing, and demonstrates how this solution can significantly boost the storage IO performance of Oracle database. Access now to learn if this strategy can help your organization boost database performance.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

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

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

Six Reasons to Upgrade Your Database
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover 6 reasons why changing your database can help you take advantage of data and analytics innovations. Discover how your company can manage growth, gain insights, and cut costs with the right database in the era of big data.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IBM

Harnessing Data in the Internet of Things Analyst Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how the analytic and management capabilities of the IoT will affect the way your organization will need to store data. Learn more about recommended steps your organization could take to better prepare your existing database systems for the advent of the Internet of Things.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

IBM

Comparing Relational Databases, Memory Cache, and NoSQL Databases
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a comparison of these three database types, including their comparative strengths and limitations.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Rackspace

Rackspace DBA Services: Expert Assistance For Database Administration
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a series of DBA services designed to help you manage Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle databases across their entire lifecycles in a manner that extends the capabilities of your own DBA teams.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2013

Rackspace

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

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

Case Study: Database Performance Without Sharding Headaches
sponsored by Clustrix
WHITE PAPER: This case study takes an inside look at the success that leading social discovery site Twoo.com found with the right distributed SQL database – which allowed the company to accommodate dramatic traffic growth, ease management complexity, and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Clustrix

Decision Maker's Cheat Sheet for Today's Hot Databases
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide compares the capabilities of three of today's top database management systems – MySQL, MongoDB and NuoDB.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NuoDB Inc

Realize the Power of Connected Intelligence with Toad™ for Oracle®
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This tech brief explores enhancements and new features of Toad for Oracle and guides you through your evaluation and use. Whether you're a veteran Toad user or new to the product, Toad's latest updates will dramatically simplify your daily tasks. Inside, find operational efficiency best practices for DBAs and development teams, and much more.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

Dell Software

Toad Simplifies Oracle Trace
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how Toad™ for Oracle can help you mine your trace files faster and more effectively. Learn why Oracle's native trace file tools are limited, and how Toad can fill in the gaps.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2013

Dell Software

Creating SANLess Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances with SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition and Fusion-io
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Deploying a failover cluster instance (FCI) architecture for your SQL Server database requires expensive shared storage for data files and backups. This resource introduces an alternative to storage area networks (SANs) that provides the availability benefit of an FCI – without the high price tag.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SIOS Technology Corp
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