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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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Leveraging Expert Managed Services for Optimal SQL Server Performance
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE CENTER: This resource provides insight into leveraging managed services to create and manage SQL Server database environments in today's complex, technical landscapes. Learn how one managed DBA service can provide the balance of expense and expertise that fits your needs.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Rackspace

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

Ensuring a Sustainable Architecture for Data Analytics
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get an in-depth look at why metadata is so important to bridging the gap between useful content and business value. Also, discover how a meaningful, managed, collaborative environment can enable data professionals and business users to identify, track, and manage data to foster a solid foundation for business practices.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

Idera

Torridge District Council Reduces Costs and Increases Service Levels with Cintra's Oracle Managed Services
sponsored by Cintra/Oracle
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how Torridge District Council reduced the costs related to maintaining its databases, as well as reduced risk and gained more comprehensive service levels by partnering with an Oracle services provider.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

Cintra/Oracle

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

Cost of Database Downtime Calculator
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
RESOURCE: In order to reduce the impact of database downtime—both planned and unplanned—you must first understand the true costs. Access this simple calculation tool to determine your downtime costs to help prioritize the high availability investments that can reduce your downtime risks.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

Accelerate Analytics and Innovations with Oracle Database In-Memory
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: This presentation provides a technical overview of Oracle Database In-Memory, as well as the results of an SAP benchmark test on this database compared to SAP HANA on identical servers. Discover the benefits in-memory databases can provide, including real-time analytics capabilities, accelerated mixed workload OLTP, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Feb 8, 2016

Oracle Corporation

PulteGroup Ensures Core Business Objectives by Managing Many Databases as One
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover the database PulteGroup adopted as a part of its IT overhaul. Explore how one facet of this database, multitenant architecture, made this option stand out for PulteGroup, including allowing one DBA to support over 40 pluggable databases, easy, fast cloning of databases, extensive cost savings, and more.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 23, 2016

Oracle Corporation

Upgrading to Database 12c
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about Oracle Database 12c and the key features of this offering. Additionally, discover the options you have to either migrate or upgrade your database, and all of the factors that go into making a decision one way or the other.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Oracle Corporation

2016 IOUG Survey on Data Delivery Strategies
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: See the results of a survey of 300+ data professionals. These findings reveal key trends in the new approaches to data delivery—including using in-memory and cloud technology.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Database Cloud: Accelerating Innovation and Slashing Operating Costs
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) can serve as the foundation for many platform services. Explore how DBaaS can provide online, self-service, on-demand, cost-effective databases when integrated in a simple way. Additionally, see a list of the many different types of applications a DBaaS can support.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation

Cloud or On-Premises? Oracle Says Both, Serves up Hybrid Strategy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this 451 research paper, learn how Oracle is re-framing the discussion of cloud migration from an "either-or" discussion to one about the virtues of a hybrid deployment. Also see a SWOT analysis of Oracle's offering, as well as additional explication on the hybrid cloud.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

Oracle Corporation

Case Study: Database Cloud Impacts
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how database-as-a-service can help you to quickly put your data to work, regardless of the size of your company or the extent of your existing infrastructure.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 18, 2016

Oracle Corporation

Simplify Database Consolidation and Enable Private DBaaS with Oracle Multitenant
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to not only get a quick introduction to each of the main types of as-a-service models, but also discover what database-as-a-service is all about. Explore the characteristics of DBaaS and find out what advantages this deployment option has over traditional on-premises deployments.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 18, 2016

Oracle Corporation

Database-as-a-Service: Business Value Calculator Tool
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Access this business value calculator to discover the potential benefits of a database as a service cloud platform, including: accelerate database deployment, reduce IT infrastructure acquisition, maintenance, and support costs, increase IT productivity, and more.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

Database as a Service: Empowered Users, Simplified IT
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
RESOURCE: The traditional data center with databases running on dedicated servers and storage can slow down app deployment, block resource sharing, and prevent you from responding efficiently to rapidly changing conditions. Discover how you can make database resources instantly available by adopting database as a service in the cloud.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

Oracle Corporation

Optimize Oracle Database Performance with Workload Visibility and Lock Analytics
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the ways multidimensional workload analysis, lock and wait analysis, and other advanced performance diagnostics can make DBAs' lives easier as they manage Oracle SQL databases.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

Accelerate Database Efficiency with SQL Performance Investigator (PI)
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how SQL workload visibility and lock analytics can help DBAs easily address challenges such as managing a variety of database technologies, supporting big data while cutting costs, and more.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

How to Quickly Overcome Oracle Database Challenges
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: In this webcast, get an in-depth look at the features for Foglight for Databases and Foglight for Databases Performance Investigator. Learn how these tools can help you quickly and easily solve Oracle database performance issues.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 15, 2016

Dell Software

How to Solve SQL Server Workload Crimes
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how to overcome data administration challenges using a robust SQL Server monitoring tool that can aid in change tracking, comparison reporting, SQL workload analysis, and more.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 15, 2016

Dell Software

Ensuring Database Performance in an Ever-Changing Infrastructure
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how to tackle database complexity stemming from today's constantly fluctuating infrastructure. Understand the pillars of efficient performance monitoring and how to institute a solid database performance strategy that improves analysis and accelerates problem detection and resolution.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Oct 8, 2015

Dell Software

Best Practices for Upgrading to Oracle Database 12c
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, get a primer to database upgrades, and then an overview of the upgrade process specifically for Oracle Database 12c. Learn about the benefits of upgrading, including reducing maintenance costs.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 14, 2016

Oracle Corporation

Database Upgrade and Migration Considerations for your Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of different tools, techniques and utilities designed to optimize your database environment. Uncover guidance and information to help you choose among various upgrade and migration methods.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Oracle Corporation

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
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