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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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Targeted Marketing Your Rivals Can't Copy: Lessons From Data Capital
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: 90% of today's data has been created in the last two years, most of it outside the enterprise. Access this webcast to leverage the big data expertise of Paul Sonderegger, Oracle Big Data Strategist, and get the most out of your data.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Premiered: Feb 22, 2017

Oracle Corporation

Sizing up Oracle Upgrades: Exadata with Oracle Database 12c
sponsored by Oracle
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, 20-year industry veteran Brian Peasley explores the top 10 reasons for upgrading Oracle databases to 12c. Discover how DBAs can improve their management of Oracle systems and how Oracle Exadata Database Machine enables analytics, batch, reporting, and other tasks to run simultaneously across databases.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

Oracle

Managing Your Oracle Database Licenses
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper introduces the basic principles of managing and optimizing the licensing of Oracle databases. Read on to uncover key components of a successful Oracle software asset management (SAM) strategy, and tips for using the intelligence provided by SAM technologies to reduce both the likelihood and cost of an Oracle audit.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 17 Feb 2017

Snow Software

10 Reasons to Upgrade to Oracle Database 12c
sponsored by Oracle
EGUIDE: Let Brian Peasland, a DBA with over 20 years of experience, explains why you should upgrade to Oracle Database 12c. Learn about how you can gain increased back-end support, updated hardware and OS, security patches and more inside.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Oracle

Identify and Eliminate Problems in your Oracle DB
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Oracle DB platforms with heavily fragmented data waste space and can result in moderate to severe performance implications. Gain expert Oracle DB performance tips and tricks in our new and exclusive e-guides, Oracle In-Memory DB Options: Step Up Performance, and Identify and Eliminate Problems in Your Oracle DB.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Compare Database Platforms for Simpler Management and Deployment
sponsored by Oracle
RESOURCE: When it comes to trying to put the right databases and software in place, many companies struggle to end the debate of "build vs. buy." This resource helps you find a cost-effective database to suit your company's needs. Learn about Oracle's database appliance that simplifies deployment, maintenance, and support and can be managed by just one DBA.
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Oracle

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

SQL Server: Data Best Practices
sponsored by Tegile
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Download this guide to learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of deploying and maintaining SQL Server and accommodate the most demanding workloads by integrating all-flash for accelerated database performance. Additionally, learn how to leverage the SAN array and database engine for effective data replication, transaction log backup, and DR.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Tegile

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

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

Address the Challenges of Managing Software Assets with a Global Software Recognition Database
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn about a subscription-based software recognition service that combines a global database with a team of experts. Uncover ways this effective duo can help you gain visibility and understanding of licensable applications and suites, all within a database that supports more than 250,000 applications.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 11 Mar 2016

Snow Software

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

Optimizing SQL Server and IT Performance
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE CENTER: This resource discusses how Rackspace DBA Services can help you to augment your in-house staff, architect and optimize infrastructure, alleviate the burden of routine IT maintenance, help extend the life of legacy systems and optimize new technologies such as SQL Server 2014.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Rackspace

The Total Economic Impact of SQL Server
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this TechTarget e-guide and you'll receive tips on the building blocks of simple and effective SQL Server Administration, including inspecting error logs, verifying scheduled jobs, verifying all server instances are up and more.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Microsoft

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
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