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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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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise: Transforming IT pros into “Masters of the Database”
sponsored by Dell Software
RESOURCE: Take a look at this infographic to learn to effectively manage your SQL Server database.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 15 May 2015

Dell Software

Connecting to SQL Server through PHP
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: Discover how you can take control of your database by accessing this exclusive resource. You can use the following sample script to test connectivity to a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database through PHP. The script connects to the database and produces a list of the tables contained within it.
Posted: 15 May 2015 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

Rackspace

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 Big Data Demands More Out of Databases
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: To build or to buy? That is the cloud database question. In this e-guide, explore use cases and trends to help you decide which decision better meets your organization's needs.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

IBM

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

Handling an InvalidCastException using SQL CLR Data Types on Cloud Sites
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: Discover the reason behind InvalidCastExectpion errors and learn how you can not only solve them, but prevent them from reoccurring in this technical resource.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2013

Rackspace

Configuring SSMS to Connect to SQL Server on Windows
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: This article will tell you how you can configure SSMS to connect with your SQL server housed on your windows cloud server. In 3 easy, illustrated steps learn how your organization can configure this software with ease.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2011

Rackspace

Common Windows Issues: Installing Additional SQL Server Features
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: For many organizations installing additional SQL server features may be necessary to running your databases. Unfortunately, this is not always and easy task.To learn more about the why you may get an error when trying to install additional SQL server features access this exclusive resource.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2014

Rackspace

MSSQL Management Studio for SQL 2012 Error
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: There is a known error that occurs in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio that you may be experiencing when connecting to an MSSQL 2012 database externally. To learn more about this known error and to discover how your organization can fix the problem, access this resource.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Rackspace

Backing Up an MS SQL Server 2008 Database
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: This article will walk you through the process of backing up an MS SQL Server 2008 Database.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2012

Rackspace

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

SQL Injection in MySQL
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: This article is intended to discuss some of the ways that MySQL databases can be exposed via SQL Injection techniques.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Create a maintenance backup plan in SQL Server 2008 R2 using the wizard
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: In this walk-through you can learn how to set up a maintenance plan with full backups, differentials and transaction logs. Set up your maintenance backup plan in SQL server 2008 R2 in 8 easy steps.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

Rackspace

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

Assess Your High Availability Readiness and Risks
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This handy assessment tool enables any organization to determine in 26 comprehensive questions whether or not their databases are operating at maximum availability. After you've identified your weak spots get tips and tricks for improving your system.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Oracle Corporation

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.

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.

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
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