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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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Data Sheet: SQL Server 2016
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This datasheet lists details on three categories of enhancement in the latest roll-out of SQL Server. Learn about improved scalability, powerful insights on any device, security upgrades, and much more.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Microsoft

The Total Economic Impact of SQL Server
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of the following study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of SQL Server for mission-critical applications and their organizations. See the results of interviews with six businesses and let their experiences drive your decision-making.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Microsoft

SQL Server Comparison: In-Memory Features
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper examines the key components of in-memory capabilities. Discover where in-memory technology in SQL Server stands in comparison to others.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Microsoft

SQL Server and the Data Platform
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet presents three reasons SQL Server is beneficial to the enterprise, offering details about each one. Discover why building, deploying, and managing solutions that span on-premises and cloud environments just got easier.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Microsoft

The Technical Details of SQL Server 2016
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers new database management features in the latest evolution of SQL Server. Learn how backups, migrations, and more have been enhanced and made simpler in SQL Server 2016.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Microsoft

Simplify Database Administration with All-Flash Array
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper discusses how all-flash arrays can alleviate the stresses of SQL database administrators (DBAs) by providing scale-out performance architecture. Access now and discover how this all-flash array can simplify your database layout and provide consistent, dependable database performance.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

EMC

Redefine DBA Productivity With All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper discusses how all-flash arrays can alleviate the stresses of Oracle DBAs by providing scale-out performance architecture. Access now and discover how this all-flash array can simplify your database layout and enable continuous and efficient operations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

EMC

Pros and Cons of Oracle Database Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Oracle's cloud database strategy has taken a step forward. Read on to explore an analysis of their latest cloud database offering that looks into strengths, weaknesses, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Databases: Why All Signs Point to the Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how many organizations are turning to a Database as a Service (DBaaS) cloud strategy to provide instant availability of resources. Explore the differences in DBaaS cloud models, delve into DBaaS use cases, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2015 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Stop Throwing Hardware at SQL Server Performance
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to discover why the most practical way to gather and analyze performance data is through a third-party tool that performs database analysis. Discover how your organization can find the right tool to improve your database performance today.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

SolarWinds, Inc.

Is The Data Warehouse Dead?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates the current state of data warehouses as big data comes to the forefront as an alternative. Read on to see what a survey of you peers thought regarding the question of the death of data warehouses.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

Hadoop for the Enterprise: Making Data Management Massively Scalable, Agile, Feature-Rich, and Cost-Effective
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper describes how Hadoop is taking on a new role in enterprises as a means of handling both data storage and analytics. Download this white paper now to learn about the top Hadoop implementation trends and best practices.
Posted: 31 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

IBM

Penton WP: Modernizing Your SQL Server Infrastructure
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how 24x7 availability could ensure that your SQL server databases and IT infrastructure are agile and effective. Read now to devise your own SQL server infrastructure plan.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

NetApp

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

Comparing Relational Databases, Memory Cache, and NoSQL Databases
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Relational databases, memory cache, and NoSQL databases are three unique approaches to database management. This resource provides a comparison of these three database types, including strengths and limitations.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Rackspace

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.

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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