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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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EMC XtremIO Optimized Flash Storage for Oracle Databases
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: In this informative paper, learn about Oracle performance bottlenecks and how an all-flash storage system can help address these performance issues.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

EMC & Arrow

EMC Xtremio High-Performance Consolidation Solution For Oracle
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper that describes a highly available and scalable solution for Oracle database 11g deployed in a virtualized vSphere environment with XtremIO storage. Discover an introduction to key enabling technologies, the solution's architecture and design, and much more.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

EMC & Arrow

Oracle: Simplify Database Administration for all DBAs
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn about an all-flash array that utilizes a powerful scale-out performance architecture, as well as unique compression, deduplication and snapshot capabilities. Discover how to redefine DBA productivity – but don't forget, all-flash arrays are not created equal.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

EMC & Arrow

Managing Many Databases as One: Pluggable Databases from Oracle
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this IDC report, explore the challenges facing today's IT managers and DBAs in managing the rising numbers of databases while trying to control cost, reduce errors, and deliver more and better service to users in the form or responsiveness, flexibility, and agility.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

DBAs: Control the Cloud
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: DBAs know that staying vital in their profession means working with, and in, the cloud. In this new white paper, see how DBAs can avoid "database isolation management," and how a broad perspective gives DBAs control over any database environment . Get this paper today.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Dell Software

Webcast: Maximize Database Performance
sponsored by Dell Software
WEBCAST: Are you facing the pressure of not investing enough in database performance? In this on-demand webcast, see how poor performance negatively impacts your business, and how you can maximize database performance RIGHT NOW. Watch this webcast today.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Premiered: Jul 31, 2014

Dell Software

Oracle Database In-Memory Versus SAP HANA
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: View this chart that compares the functionalities of Oracle database in-memory to SAP HANA, and aligns both solutions to specific business needs.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Oracle Corporation

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.

Database Performance: How Long do your End Users Wait?
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report describes response time analysis (RTA), an approach that enables DBAs to measure the time spent on query execution and, therefore, measure impact to end users. Learn more about the tools available to perform RTA so that you can monitor and manage database performance by focusing on its impact to end users.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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

Open source data grows up: Choosing MySQL, NoSQL, or both
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief article that describes how to gather and interpret data by choosing MySQL, NoSQL, or both. Inside learn how Craigslist integrates structured and unstructured data retrieval.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Rackspace

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

Keynote presentation from MongoDB World
sponsored by Rackspace
VIDEO: Join Kenny Gorman, Founder of ObjectRocket by Rackspace, in this video from MongoDB World as he demonstrates how MongoDB users can use a one-click, automated compaction tool to effectively eliminate the need for what can be a difficult and time consuming manual database maintenance process.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Premiered: 25 Jun 2014

Rackspace

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

5 DBA Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the 5 unforgivable mistakes that could endanger the integrity, recoverability and security of the databases, including SQL Server, DBAs are supposed to protect.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

Maintaining Oracle Database Performance in a Perfect Storm
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: The cloud, big data and mobility are three of the most disruptive technologies Oracle DBAs face today. Are you prepared for the perfect storm of increased application complexity and dynamism, as well as explosive growth in database size and data velocity? Download the white paper and discover how Foglight for Oracle helps DBAs weather the storm.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Dell Software

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

Oracle's one-size-fits-all big data management strategy doesn't fit
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: The potential for big data is evolving, and data scientists now have a sea of options to choose from when it comes to strategy. Complete this brief survey to access SearchOracle.com's guide to selecting the right software for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

TechTarget

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®

How to Tune Oracle Instance Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to learn more about the best practices for tuning Oracle instance recovery.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Dell Software

Simplified Sybase development and database management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses an intelligent and systematic approach to managing your Sybase environment. Inside, learn about the key advantages to 5 different models.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Dell Software

Toad® for SQL Server
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper focuses on Toad for SQL Server, a unified solution that allows you to achieve the highest level of code quality, performance and reliability. Inside, 10 features of Toad for SQL Server are presented.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 04 Oct 2010

Dell Software

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

Case Study: Database Performance Without Sharding Headaches
sponsored by Clustrix
WHITE PAPER: This case study takes an inside look at the success that leading social discovery site Twoo.com found with the right distributed SQL database – which allowed the company to accommodate dramatic traffic growth, ease management complexity, and more.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 13 Mar 2014

Clustrix
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