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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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How to Manage Oracle E-Business Suite Apps and Databases
sponsored by Data Intensity
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this expert e-guide, explore how to simplify and achieve a number of tasks that go into managing Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) and databases, including patch updates, improving security, and managing cost-based optimizer stats.
Posted: 26 Apr 2017 | Published: 20 Apr 2017

Data Intensity

What to Consider Before Buying Database Performance Monitoring Tools
sponsored by SearchDataManagement
EBOOK: To help you select the right tool, or tools, to meet your organization's particular database needs, this buyer's handbook offers advice from Mullins on the key features and functions to look for across the different product categories.
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 | Published: 24 Apr 2017

SearchDataManagement

Don't Rush into Cloud Databases without a Well-Grounded Plan
sponsored by Data Intensity
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, DBA Brian Peasland helps you weigh the benefits of moving to the cloud. Discover how to take a strategic approach to implementing an Oracle cloud database that anticipates a variety of challenges from legal regulations to data security.
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

Data Intensity

Simplifying Your Database Migrations and Upgrades
sponsored by Quest
EBOOK: For DBAs embarking on a new upgrade or migration project, risk and downtime is a dreaded thought. Discover how to simplify the migration and upgrade process so you can avoid the risk, downtime and long hours normally associated with it – particularly with database upgrades.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Quest

How To Stay On Top Of Your Databases' Performance
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Today's DBAs are challenged with strategic business initiatives such as big data analytics — on top of the everyday firefighting necessary to keep all systems up and running. To be effective, DBAs need the right tools. Learn about Performance Investigator (PI) feature of Foglight® for Oracle, which can help you achieve optimal DB performance.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

Quest

Avoid Risk, Downtime & Long Hours When Updating & Migrating Your DB
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: The process of migrating and upgrading hardware, operating systems, databases and software applications has become inextricably linked to risk and downtime for most administrators who perform them. Learn how to simplify the migration and upgrade process so you can avoid the risk, downtime and long hours.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 10 Apr 2017

Quest

Make Data Manageable by Leveraging Managed Database Services
sponsored by Data Intensity
WHITE PAPER: If your DBA team is stretched thin trying to juggle daily performance issues, you may want to consider adding the expertise and bandwidth of a managed services provider (MSP). Discover how to leverage database managed services that support a variety of technologies from Oracle to SQL Server to enhance performance and unburden your DBAs.
Posted: 06 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Data Intensity

Database Management: Strike the Balance between Cost and Performance
sponsored by Data Intensity
RESOURCE: Discover how to enable your organization to boost database management and performance, all while limiting the stress on DBAs and staying within your budget.
Posted: 05 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Data Intensity

Oracle Database Appliance X6-2-HA
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
DATA SHEET: Learn about a database appliance designed to help organizations save time and effort by simplifying deployment, maintenance and support of high-availability database and application workloads. Discover 10 features that allow the X6-S-HA to reduce planned and unplanned downtime via automated monitoring, so you can focus on innovation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

Oracle Corporation

Tune Oracle Database Performance without Spending a Fortune
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an alternative strategy for powerful monitoring, diagnostics, and workload analysis without the pitfalls of legacy tools or the expenses of Oracle Diagnostics and Tuning packs. Discover how to ensure and maintain peak Oracle performance and boost the value of your databases, all while slashing your workload.
Posted: 04 Apr 2017 | Published: 04 Apr 2017

Quest

A Database Appliance that is Simple, Optimized, and Affordable
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for 3 key tips on better DBA efficiency, plus 6 ways organizations can make better use of data through an appliance.
Posted: 03 Apr 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

Oracle Corporation

Compare Database Platforms: Build vs. Buy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you'll get a side-by-side comparison of what buying and building a database platform entails. Learn how both methods stack up.
Posted: 28 Mar 2017 | Published: 28 Mar 2017

Oracle Corporation

A Database Appliance for Every Organization
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you'll get an overview of a purpose-built appliance for your Oracle database. Get details on performance, consolidation, and availability.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

Oracle Corporation

IDC on Digital Transformation: Run Your DB on the Right Infrastructure
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the digital transformation journey that organizations are going through today. Discover a roadmap on one- or two-socket servers for digital transformation.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

IBM

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

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

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
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