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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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E-Guide: Database Tools for Auditing and Forensics
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This e-guide presents the best practices for tuning database auditing tools. Continue reading this e-guide to learn more about these best practices which will allow you to audit without forfeiting  database performance.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Can the DBA Manage the Exadata Machine?
sponsored by Oracle
EGUIDE: Read this expert article to learn what skills are needed to manage Exadata and how many employees it really takes to oversee the database package.
Posted: 08 May 2012 | Published: 08 May 2012

Oracle

The Top Three Upgrade Challenges Every EBS Manager Must Address
sponsored by Panaya, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a four-step approach to overcoming the key challenges of an Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrade. According to 152 surveyed IT managers, the top issues they'd like to see addressed are: cost and effort estimation, cost justification and impact analysis.
Posted: 02 Mar 2012 | Published: 02 Mar 2012

Panaya, Inc.

Cost/Benefit Case for IBM: Comparing Costs and Capabilities with Oracle Database 11g
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report compares the costs and compression, automation, workload management, and optimization capabilities of DB2 Advanced Enterprise Server Edition (AESE) versus Oracle Database 11g. It also emphasizes the importance of performance management tooling as a means of lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

IBM

How to successfully modernize your BI system
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Business intelligence (BI) has become more essential than ever before as organizations strive to stay one step ahead of competitors. Inside this expert resource, learn how IT leaders use emerging strategies for extracting meaningful information from growing stores of data with state-of-the-art BI systems.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

IBM

The basics of batch in Oracle environments
sponsored by Advent Global Solutions Inc.
EGUIDE: There are many different ways to manage batch jobs in Oracle depending on the technology. This  tip guide from our editoiral team will teach readers the best practices for approaching batch-job processing.
Posted: 28 Sep 2011 | Published: 28 Sep 2011

Advent Global Solutions Inc.

IBM DB2 Webcast Series for Oracle Professionals
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Due to PL/SQL and a range of other compatibilty features, Oracle applications are much more easily enabled for DB2.  Use this short webcast to get level-set on terms.  Part of a series, this short webcast replay is an overview of DB2 terms and terminology for those most familiar with the Oracle environment.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Premiered: Aug 30, 2011

IBM

Comparing DBA Productivity: An Oracle/DB2 Task Complexity Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Comparing DBA Productivity: An Oracle / DB2 Task Complexity Analysis - A must read, this study dives into six  common DBA administration task areas, showing quantitatively that DB2 offers simpler administration  and helps achieve time savings as compared to Oracle Database.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

IBM

IBM Migration Toolkit for DB2
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: IBM Migration Toolkit for DB2 - The IBM Migration Toolkit is an easy-to-use tool that allows you to migrate your data from a wide variety of source databases to either DB2 or Informix, regardless of platform. This website has many resources to get you started including a demo, articles and toolkit downloads.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Premiered: 30 Aug 2011

IBM

IBM DB2 9.7: Run Oracle applications on DB2 9.7 for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: Leverage the IBM DB2 product’s out-of-the-box support for SQL and PL/SQL to enable many Oracle applications to execute against DB2 software virtually unchanged. Get an overview of its PL/SQL compatibility features. Whether you want to switch to DB2 or extend your DBMS vendor support, now is your time.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

IBM

IBM DB2 Workshop for Oracle Professionals - online version
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE CENTER: Extend your skills to DB2 anytime - This new online workshop leverages existngPL/SQL and other database experience to DB2 in a way that is fast and easy.  Now with an online learning option, you can extend your professional skills an hour at the time as it fits with your schedule.
Posted: 30 Aug 2011 | Published: 30 Aug 2011

IBM

Essential Deployment Tips: Oracle Databases on VMware vSphere 4
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides technical guidance when deploying Oracle databases on VMware vSphere.
Posted: 24 Aug 2011 | Published: 24 Aug 2011

VMware, Inc.

Why IBM DB2 is easier to administer than Oracle
sponsored by IBM
INFORMATION CENTER: This blog post discusses the current state of today's mixed infrastructures. Find out how two database offerings compare with respect to ease of use and learn how you can lower administration costs.
Posted: 28 Jul 2011 | Published: 04 Apr 2011

IBM

If you love HP Itanium and want to get off Oracle DB, consider IBM DB2
sponsored by IBM
INFORMATION CENTER: This blog post and video discuss the impact of Oracle's decision not to support upgrades to HP-UX software on today's companies. Explore an alternative to Oracle Database and find out why moving to DB2 may be easier than you think.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011 | Published: 16 May 2011

IBM

IBM committed to supporting HP-UX for years to come
sponsored by IBM
INFORMATION CENTER: This blog entry offers advice to help companies choose servers to support their essential databases. Discover how two major vendors compare with respect to their past performance and plans for the future.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011

IBM

SQL Server Insider: Tips for the SQL server Pro Volume 6
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft SQL
EZINE: SQL Server Insider set out to explore the new trends, including basic suggestions and a virtualization checklist by Gartner analyst, Chris Wolf.
Posted: 25 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

Dell and Microsoft SQL

Can Cloud Database PaaS Solutions Replace In-House Systems?
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the advent of Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud-based database solutions for enterprise-class organizations.
Posted: 22 Jul 2011 | Published: 22 Jul 2011

SAVVIS

CA Mainframe Chorus for DB2 Database Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: This webcast takes a closer look at the key capabilities of a recommended DB2 database management system. Learn about its primary use cases and access a tutorial to help you use it more effectively.
Posted: 18 Jul 2011 | Premiered: Jul 18, 2011

CA Technologies.

CA Mainframe Chorus for DB2 Database Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This product sheet explains how you can improve the efficiency of DB2 database management and enable greater collaboration between your mainframe experts and specialists in training.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

Navy Federal Improves DB2 Transaction throughput by 30% with proactive performance management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: This case study explains how effective mainframe database management can significantly improve performance. Learn how to gain greater visibility into your mainframe database environment and discover how you can keep costs low and service levels high.
Posted: 15 Jul 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2011

CA Technologies.

SANS Institute Making Database Security an IT Security Priority
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Tanya Baccum, SANS Institute analyst, discusses the importance of having an appropriate IT security strategy that mitigates risk to databases by introducing key steps and controls to effective database security.
Posted: 13 Jun 2011 | Published: 30 Nov 2009

Oracle Corporation

Why IBM DB2 is easier to administer than Oracle
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Learn about why it matters that IBM DB2 is easier to administer than Oracle. Triton case study.
Posted: 07 Jun 2011 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

IBM

The emerging intersection of data warehousing and analytics
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, BI expert Wayne Eckerson will discuss the emerging intersection of data warehousing and analytics, including the business value in optimizing processes and in-database analytics.
Posted: 05 May 2011 | Published: 05 May 2011

IBM

DB2 SQL Compatbility demo
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This will demonstrate how the DB2 9.7 SQL Compatibility feature makes it easy to migrate from Oracle to DB2. 
Posted: 31 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2011

IBM

IBM DB2 pureScale: Unlimited Capacity with Continuous Availability
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Designed for organizations that run online transaction processing (OLTP) applications on distributed systems, IBM® DB2® pureScale™ offers clustering technology that helps deliver high availability and exceptional scalability transparent to applications.
Posted: 30 Mar 2011 | Published: 30 Mar 2011

IBM
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