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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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Oracle eBook – Start Guide to Oracle Query Tuning
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
EBOOK: Learn more about how Oracle database management systems can help your organization better control the components that contribute to application agility. Access this exhaustive ebook to get an in-depth look at Oracle database technology and learn everything you need to know as a DBA and developer in 4 distinct parts.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

SolarWinds, Inc.

IDC Paper: Hardware Optimized Storage for Business Critical Applications
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to incorporate technologies that allow IT organizations to effectively manage the scale, complexity, and cost of their mission-critical infrastructure while providing an effective and agile delivery vehicle for businesses to stay competitive.
Posted: 22 Mar 2015 | Published: 22 Mar 2015

NetApp

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

Assess Database Vulnerabilities and Eliminate Risk
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video introduces a vulnerability assessment solution that utilizes in-depth evaluations to examine patch levels and database configurations, highlighting vulnerabilities in your environment so you can quickly remediate problems and safeguard your critical data.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Premiered: 11 Nov 2014

IBM

Redefining Oracle Database Infrastructures with All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the benefits of using an all-flash array that is uniquely engineered for Oracle database requirements and utilizes a simplified, scale-out performance architecture.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

EMC Corporation

Big Data: What are DBAs doing to handle it?
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
RESOURCE: This infographic provides statistics on how big data is affecting organizations today, and describes a way to improve database performance. Inside, learn about other organizations data investment plans over the next year, and what you need to do to help your organization thrive.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 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

Keynote presentation from MongoDB World
sponsored by Rackspace
VIDEO: Join Kenny Gorman, Founder of ObjectRocket by Rackspace, in this video from MongoDB World as he demonstrates how MongoDB users can use a one-click, automated compaction tool to effectively eliminate the need for what can be a difficult and time consuming manual database maintenance process.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 25 Jun 2014

Rackspace

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

Inside Top Business Intelligence Software: Microsoft vs. IBM and More
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: The internet has completely changed the way we make buying decisions. But in the world of enterprise technology, most of the information online and in your inbox comes from vendors but what we really want is objective information from other users. In IT Central Station's guide, Business Intelligence Software they have done just that.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

TechTarget

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®

How to Tune Oracle Instance Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn more about the best practices for tuning Oracle instance recovery.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Dell Software

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

Benefits of NewSQL: Combining Elements of NoSQL and SQL
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchDataManagement.com, learn about the rise of NewSQL database systems – which combine SQL and NoSQL elements – and the key benefits that these database alternatives offer.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

NuoDB Inc

Case Study: Leading VoIP Customer Goes Global With NuoDB
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
CASE STUDY: Access this brief case study to learn how the right distributed database enabled communications company Fathom Voice to reduce latency, provide data consistency, and update in real-time across global offices.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

NuoDB Inc

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
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