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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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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

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: Access this white paper to see why many companies choose Riak over a relational 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

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

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.

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

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
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