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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 Reports
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Keys to a Successful SAP HANA Implementation
sponsored by Pure Storage
EGUIDE: This two-part e-guide provides a high-level description of SAP HANA, including listing key features, major components, and available editions and trials. In part two, learn the steps to successfully install SAP HANA.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Pure Storage

Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server
sponsored by Tegile
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Businesses expect the IT department to keep data online and accessible indefinitely—so how should you manage storage for SQL Server? Discover in this guide how to avoid the common pitfalls of deploying and maintaining SQL Server, and learn the best practices behind leveraging flash storage for it.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Tegile

How businesses can win talent war with mobile apps, HR data analytics, and cloud technology
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: Becoming more digital has emerged as a ruling concept among forward-looking organisations in recent years. Now, while having multi-channel engagement with customers is a big aspect of digital, so too is attracting and retaining the employees who can make a reality of digital transformation.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group Benefits from a 24x7 Managed Electronic Medical Records Database Architecture
sponsored by Cintra/Oracle
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how Orlin & Cohen overcame the challenges its legacy Windows-based Oracle standard Edition architecture and upgraded to an enterprise-class platform. Learn how they accomplished this without the typical cost and complexity associated with enterprise architecture but still gained high performance and reduced risk.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Cintra/Oracle

Medical Management solutions technical case study V0.1
sponsored by Cintra/Oracle
CASE STUDY: When medical billing services provider, Medical Management, needed to upgrade their legacy Oracle database architecture they turned to this trusted Oracle partner for help. Discover how the organization was able to facilitate a smooth transition for Medical Management to boost database performance quickly and easily.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Cintra/Oracle

Oracle AWR Reports Under the Microscope
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This short resource provides readers with an insightful, yet quick and easy guide into how to analyze AWR reports to identify performance issues in Oracle databases. Read on to learn how to uncover solutions that can help ensure your problems are eliminated for good.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

SQL Server DBA Responsibilities & Implications of Integration
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: "Database management" may sound like one responsibility to the uninitiated, but those who are more familiar know it's just an umbrella term. Read on to explore six duties that are the building blocks of effective SQL Server administration.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: IBM® DB2® for Linux®, UNIX® and Windows® is a next generation that combines always-on transactional processing with analytics at breakthrough speed in order to simplify the IT landscape to deliver better performance with fewer resources. Download this trial version and get a glimpse of the solution's many new and enhanced features.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 12 Sep 2014

IBM

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

3 Steps to Secure Cloud Database-as-a-Service
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EGUIDE: Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) may be easy to deploy and easy to manage, but it's not without its own security challenges. Evaluating a provider is an important first step, but where do you go from there? In this e-guide, we explore 3 key steps to ensuring secure cloud database services. Discover how to make your DBaaS migration safe and successful.
Posted: 06 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

The Changing Face of Database Administration and Cloud-Based DBaaS
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine some of the different Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offerings. Learn about the effect DevOps is having on database administration, the possibilities for Hadoop analytics in the cloud, alternatives to AWS database services, and more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Unified Infrastructure Management for Databases: An Overview
sponsored by CA Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Discover unified database infrastructure management that delivers comprehensive monitoring across multiple database servers, as well as will uncover performance bottlenecks. Access now to ensure database integrity with a solution that supports Oracle, IBM DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, and IBM Informix.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies

Database on Cloud: Fast, Simple, Economical, and Secure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet explores databases available on demand as a cloud service. Designed with security in mind, you'll uncover the variety of advantages from leveraging this nontraditional approach to database management.
Posted: 21 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM

Windows Azure SQL Database: Features Worth Considering
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: What are the pros of SQL Azure? It works with the tools you already have, requires no physical administration, delivers high availability out of the box, and ... 5 more pros inside.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 26 Apr 2016

Rackspace

DBA Skills Must Evolve, Morph to Cope With Big Data Technologies
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: This e-guide will explore top trends in data processing that DBA's should be aware of. Download now to learn what skills DBA's should be learning to keep pace with this changing landscape.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Rackspace

MongoDB Updates Include Swappable Data Storage Engines
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, discover recent updates to MongoDB that enable organizations to switch storage engines depending on user needs. Additionally, learn about forthcoming updates to MongoDB that will streamline database design and provide better visibility into NoSQL data structures.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Rackspace

NoSQL Databases Continue to Expand and Co-exist with SQL
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore the challenges that NoSQL databases are rising to meet, and how the latest developments in NoSQL database technology are interweaving with traditional relational databases.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

Rackspace

The Evolution of the DBA and the Data Architect
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Learn the essential skills required for data professionals today. Discover how DBAs can keep up with the latest demands, and how data architects can build a robust data infrastructure in the age of big data.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 May 2015

Rackspace

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Review
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this TechTarget e-guide we sit down with two seasoned SQL Server experts as they relay their experience SQL Server 2016. Access this e-guide and you'll find out how SQL Server 2016 is already better tuning queries, identifying problematic workloads and much more.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Simplify Database Administration with All-Flash Array
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief white paper to discover how all-flash arrays can create a scale-out architecture that provides reliable and consistent performance – and alleviates the stresses of your DBAs. By implementing this flash array, your enterprise can simplify your database layout and ensure your data services are performed in-line, all the time.
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

Embracing New BI Tools: Drive Instant Value Across Your Business
sponsored by SAP
VIDEO: Understanding your business analytics and being able to respond to trends in your datasets as they are unfolding will keep you ahead of your competition. Access this short video now to learn how you can reimagine your business models to incorporate simplicity and power, and drive more business value across your departments.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2015

SAP

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

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®

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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