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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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Toad for Oracle 10.5
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Toad for Oracle v10.5 adds new features and enhances many existing ones. These changes are designed to save you time, increase accuracy and give you better visibility of your work environment - whether you’re a developer working in an unfamiliar database or maintaining legacy code, or a DBA trying to manage multiple databases.
Posted: 20 Jul 2010 | Published: 20 Jul 2010

Dell Software

Postgres Plus® Technical Evaluation Guide
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide outlines the common steps that people go through when they are interested in evaluating an open source database (e.g. one or both of the Postgres Plus products). This guide will also provide links to other documents/collateral that will help you accomplish each step. Read on to learn about these common steps in evaluation in more detail.
Posted: 16 Jun 2010 | Published: 15 Jun 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Beyond PostgreSQL: A Look Inside Postgres Plus Advanced Server
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server builds on the rock-solid PostgreSQL foundation to deliver significant value-added features not available in the community edition.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Which Postgres is Right for Me?
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the differences between PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Standard Server and Postgres Plus Advanced Server and optimize your choice of open source database. You'll learn enough about the different capabilities, modules, and uses for each product to make the best Postgres choice for your organization.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Top Ten Essentials for Privileged Account Management
sponsored by FoxT
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can effectively and efficiently control privileged accounts using the latest in adaptive access controls management. You will also learn about how to leverage the latest in Role-Based Access Controls.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

FoxT

Deploying Oracle® Real Application Clusters on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This quick start guide shows how to configure the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System and hosts on the Solaris™ Operating System for Oracle RAC infrastructure deployment.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 25 May 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

The Systems Management Buyer’s Guide: Five Keys to Low Total Cost of Ownership for Midsized Businesses
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the five key characteristics of software that can meet these challenges successfully, and specifically considers the capability of Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software to meet these challenges.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Breaking the Scalability Barrier with Infinite Cache
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Infinite Cache™ from EnterpriseDB revolutionizes distributed cache management on commodity blade server hardware by substantially increasing the amount of memory available to hold data including entire databases with outstanding performance.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 22 Sep 2009

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Real Time Data Integration: Using Change Data Capture Technology with Microsoft SSIS
sponsored by Attunity
WHITE PAPER: Change data capture (CDC) technology has become a strategic component of many data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) architectures. Read this paper and learn how to use change date capture technology with Microsoft SQL server intergration services in real time.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Jul 2008

Attunity

Eliminating Database Downtime When Upgrading from Oracle 8i or 9i to 10g or 11g
sponsored by GoldenGate Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents a solution that tackles the challenge of upgrading or migrating an Oracle 8i or 9i database to Oracle 10g or 11g - without taking any database downtime. Key technology components used are GoldenGate Software's Transactional Data Management (TDM) software and Oracle's Cross Platform Transportable Tablespace feature.
Posted: 29 Jan 2009 | Published: 29 Jan 2009

GoldenGate Software, Inc.

Secure and Effective Data Extraction from the SAP® ERP System
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the variety of tools available for such ad-hoc reporting applications and compares and contrasts these tools in terms of their ease-of-use and security.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC

Oracle Real Application Testing - Business Agility through Superior Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how Oracle Database 11g Real Application Testing (Oracle Real Application Testing) facilitates new technology adoption.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

The Oracle Database Administrator of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technologies
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: As new technologies become more widely adopted, your role as a database administrator (DBA) will change. This paper outlines the common challenges you face, the critical tasks you perform, and examines the trends will impact your role as a DBA.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008 | Published: 23 Jun 2008

Dell Software

Privileged User Monitoring for SOX Compliance
sponsored by Tizor
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a best-practices approach to monitoring and reporting segregation of duties, privileged user access activity, failed logins and other access failures, direct Data SQL Access events and database schema changes.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Tizor
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