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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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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

The Essential DBA Playbook for Optimized SQL Server Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Discover the essentials of optimizing SQL Server management in your organization in this comprehensive guide. Read on to determine how successful DBAs optimize their SQL Server environment, and gain exclusive insight into how to establish highly available backup and recovery, take advantage of database automation, and more.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc.

Keys to a Successful SAP HANA Installation
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

Top 5 Reasons to Consider XtremIO For Database Storage
sponsored by emc first distribution
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the top 5 reasons to consider Xtremio for Databases. This database storage platform promises to supercharge production, dev/test, and BI/analytics workflows by offering scalable data reduction and copy data management services.
Posted: 26 May 2016 | Published: 26 May 2016

emc first distribution

Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server
sponsored by Tegile
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Businesses expect the IT department to keep data online and accessible indefinitely—so how should you manage storage for SQL Server? Discover in this guide how to avoid the common pitfalls of deploying and maintaining SQL Server, and learn the best practices behind leveraging flash storage for it.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Tegile

SQL Server DBA Responsibilities & Implications of Integration
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: "Database management" may sound like one responsibility to the uninitiated, but those who are more familiar know it's just an umbrella term. Read on to explore six duties that are the building blocks of effective SQL Server administration.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

Microsoft

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

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

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: 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

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

Database on Cloud: Fast, Simple, Economical, and yes, 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: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM

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

Managing your Oracle Database Licenses
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: You cannot overestimate the value of your Oracle database, so it is important that you understand every aspect of it. Access this white paper to gain an understanding of key components of a successful software asset management strategy as well as common mistakes.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Snow Software

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
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