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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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Beyond PostgreSQL: A Look Inside Postgres Plus Advanced Server
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: EnterpriseDB's Postgres Plus Advanced Server builds on the rock-solid PostgreSQL foundation to deliver significant value-added features not available in the community edition.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Which Postgres is Right for Me?
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the differences between PostgreSQL, Postgres Plus Standard Server and Postgres Plus Advanced Server and optimize your choice of open source database. You'll learn enough about the different capabilities, modules, and uses for each product to make the best Postgres choice for your organization.
Posted: 02 Mar 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Top Ten Essentials for Privileged Account Management
sponsored by FoxT
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can effectively and efficiently control privileged accounts using the latest in adaptive access controls management. You will also learn about how to leverage the latest in Role-Based Access Controls.
Posted: 01 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2010

FoxT

Deploying Oracle® Real Application Clusters on Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This quick start guide shows how to configure the Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System and hosts on the Solaris™ Operating System for Oracle RAC infrastructure deployment.
Posted: 16 Nov 2009 | Published: 25 May 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

E-Book: Understanding In-Database Analytics Technology - Benefits, Use Cases and ROI
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
EBOOK: Learn all about in-database technology in this E-book, designed to give you a complete overview of the technology and how it can be leveraged successfully. Read on to learn why more companies are choosing to leverage this new technology - and learn more about their ROI and business results.
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 | Published: 11 Nov 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

Securing PostgreSQL from External Attack
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WEBCAST: Databases are an important part of a company’s infrastructure, but they also tend to be rich with attack vectors to exploit. This webcast explores the many potential PostgreSQL external vulnerabilities and then shows how those vulnerabilities can be secured. Watch this webcast to learn how to protect one of your company’s most valued assets.
Posted: 09 Nov 2009 | Premiered: Nov 9, 2009

EnterpriseDB Corporation

What is Oracle Compatibility?
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
VIDEO: Watch this 10 minute video and discover what Oracle compatibility means for your business from a technical, and skills point of view. This video also offers multiple low risk strategies for using Postgres Plus Advanced Server to lower your Oracle costs and utilize the advantages of the most advanced open source database available.
Posted: 09 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 09 Nov 2009

EnterpriseDB Corporation

IDC White Paper By Carl W. Olofson. IBM's Secret Weapon: The Power, Flexibility, and Self-Managing Capability of Informix Dynamic Server
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: Informix Dynamic Server (IDS) represents a technology that is too significant to compromise or to try to blend into a more general product line. That is why IBM decided to boost investment in IDS development and promote it as a premier relational database management system (RDBMS) for high-volume transaction applications.
Posted: 19 Oct 2009 | Published: 19 Oct 2009

IBM

Presentation Transcript: MS SQL Server 2008
sponsored by Fusion-IO
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this transcript of a presentation given by Sumeet Bansal, Fusion-io Principal Solutions Architect, to learn how Fusion-io solutions enhance SQL server performance, improve customer experience, and optimize storage management systems.
Posted: 12 Oct 2009 | Published: 30 Sep 2009

Fusion-IO

The Systems Management Buyer’s Guide: Five Keys to Low Total Cost of Ownership for Midsized Businesses
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the five key characteristics of software that can meet these challenges successfully, and specifically considers the capability of Hitachi IT Operations Analyzer software to meet these challenges.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Hitachi Data Systems

Breaking the Scalability Barrier with Infinite Cache
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Infinite Cache™ from EnterpriseDB revolutionizes distributed cache management on commodity blade server hardware by substantially increasing the amount of memory available to hold data including entire databases with outstanding performance.
Posted: 23 Sep 2009 | Published: 22 Sep 2009

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Real Time Data Integration: Using Change Data Capture Technology with Microsoft SSIS
sponsored by Attunity
WHITE PAPER: Change data capture (CDC) technology has become a strategic component of many data warehouse and business intelligence (BI) architectures. Read this paper and learn how to use change date capture technology with Microsoft SQL server intergration services in real time.
Posted: 08 Jul 2009 | Published: 02 Jul 2008

Attunity

Breaking the Business Intelligence Log Jam
sponsored by ParAccel
ANALYST REPORT: In an ongoing business intelligence project, the new required updates pile up at a steady or accelerating rate, while the effort to make each change grows as the system grows more complex. The inevitable result is a growing backlog of unmet business needs. That build-up is the BI Log Jam. Read this analyst report to learn how to break the cycle.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

ParAccel

IBM Optim Database Administrator
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Learn how IBM information management software can assist you in managing change in dynamic application and database environments.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 08 Jun 2009

IBM

Eliminating Database Downtime When Upgrading from Oracle 8i or 9i to 10g or 11g
sponsored by GoldenGate Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents a solution that tackles the challenge of upgrading or migrating an Oracle 8i or 9i database to Oracle 10g or 11g - without taking any database downtime. Key technology components used are GoldenGate Software's Transactional Data Management (TDM) software and Oracle's Cross Platform Transportable Tablespace feature.
Posted: 29 Jan 2009 | Published: 29 Jan 2009

GoldenGate Software, Inc.

Secure and Effective Data Extraction from the SAP® ERP System
sponsored by Winshuttle, LLC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the variety of tools available for such ad-hoc reporting applications and compares and contrasts these tools in terms of their ease-of-use and security.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Winshuttle, LLC

Oracle Real Application Testing - Business Agility through Superior Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how Oracle Database 11g Real Application Testing (Oracle Real Application Testing) facilitates new technology adoption.
Posted: 09 Dec 2008 | Published: 09 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

The Oracle Database Administrator of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technologies
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: As new technologies become more widely adopted, your role as a database administrator (DBA) will change. This paper outlines the common challenges you face, the critical tasks you perform, and examines the trends will impact your role as a DBA.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008 | Published: 23 Jun 2008

Dell Software

Database Worst Practices: The Top 5 Mistakes Developers Make and How to Avoid Them
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WEBCAST: Attend this Webcast to learn the top five mistakes that database developers make and how to avoid them. Listen and learn from real world experiences to ensure a successful installation.
Posted: 29 Nov 2007 | Premiered: Dec 12, 2007, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Privileged User Monitoring for SOX Compliance
sponsored by Tizor
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines a best-practices approach to monitoring and reporting segregation of duties, privileged user access activity, failed logins and other access failures, direct Data SQL Access events and database schema changes.
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Tizor
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