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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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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, DMAs are supposed to protect.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

Idera

Independent Oracle Users Group: How to Join the Online Storage Community
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
RESOURCE CENTER: This resource center is specifically made for the complete technology and database professional. Click here to gain access to this online storage community to learn about the benefits of Oracle storage, tips and tricks for increasing Oracle database performance, and much more.
Posted: 12 Jun 2014 | Published: 12 Jun 2014

Oracle Corporation

Exposing the Unvarnished Truth About Database Storage
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
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 Corporation

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

Toad™ for Sybase
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

Maintaining Oracle Database Performance in a Perfect Storm
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Dell Foglight for Oracle can help you embrace cloud, big data and mobile technologies to transform the data center.
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

Hadoop Data Management Platforms: Market Segmentation and Product Positioning
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Selecting a Hadoop data management platform is complex and cumbersome but it doesn't always have to be. This report provides an introduction to Hadoop and discusses the current state of the Hadoop data management platform market.
Posted: 21 Feb 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

TechTarget

Upgrading to SQL Server 2012
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Whether you're planning to upgrade an existing SQL Server instance to 2012 or implement a new instance, this expert e-guide describes everything you need to know to drive SQL Server success. Read on to learn about prerequisite software, included components, little-known features, and more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Published: 17 Feb 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Q&A: Choose the Right Dynamic In-Memory to Turbo Charge your SAP Application Software
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, independent analyst Carl W. Olofson answers your most pressing questions surrounding database technologies and how to use DB2 for your SAP Business Suite.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

IBM

Extending Role Security in Analysis Services for SQL Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This step-by-step guide describes a method that allows users to extend role security in Analysis Services for SQL Server.
Posted: 20 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Global Knowledge

Choose the right dynamic in-memory to turbo charge your SAP application software
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this on-demand webcast from SearchDataManagement.com, our experts sit down with leading independent analyst Carl Olofson as he offers key recommendations to help you choose the right database technologies for your SAP software.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Premiered: Jan 2, 2014

IBM

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

Benefits of NewSQL: Combining Elements of NoSQL and SQL
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at SearchDataManagement.com, learn about the rise of NewSQL database systems – which combine SQL and NoSQL elements – and the key benefits that these database alternatives offer.
Posted: 12 Mar 2014 | Published: 12 Mar 2014

NuoDB Inc

Case Study: Leading VoIP Customer Goes Global With NuoDB
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
CASE STUDY: Access this brief case study to learn how the right distributed database enabled communications company Fathom Voice to reduce latency, provide data consistency, and update in real-time across global offices.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2013

NuoDB Inc

Decision Maker's Cheat Sheet for Today's Hot Databases
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide compares the capabilities of three of today's top database management systems – MySQL, MongoDB and NuoDB.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

NuoDB Inc

Realize the Power of Connected Intelligence with Toad™ for Oracle®
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This tech brief explores enhancements and new features of Toad for Oracle and guides you through your evaluation and use. Whether you're a veteran Toad user or new to the product, Toad's latest updates will dramatically simplify your daily tasks. Inside, find operational efficiency best practices for DBAs and development teams, and much more.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

Dell Software

Toad Simplifies Oracle Trace
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how Toad™ for Oracle can help you mine your trace files faster and more effectively. Learn why Oracle's native trace file tools are limited, and how Toad can fill in the gaps.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2013

Dell Software

Creating SANLess Microsoft SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances with SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition and Fusion-io
sponsored by SIOS Technology Corp
WHITE PAPER: Deploying a failover cluster instance (FCI) architecture for your SQL Server database requires expensive shared storage for data files and backups. This resource introduces an alternative to storage area networks (SANs) that provides the availability benefit of an FCI – without the high price tag.
Posted: 11 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SIOS Technology Corp

Is your database ready for the big data era?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how big data is impacting the modern database, and offers advice to help you take full advantage of the big data opportunity.
Posted: 12 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

IBM Informix in hybrid workload environments (Bloor Research)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper from Bloor Research examines how IBM's database Informix can be used in a hybrid transactional/analytics environment or for data warehousing applications in today's big data world.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Big data, big potential: Find analytics success with the right database foundation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how the right database foundation can help your organization facilitate real-time analytics and capitalize on the full potential of big data.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM
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