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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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Defense-In-Depth: Database Securing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Today, a DBA can leave work with terabytes of information easily. In this technical primer, you'll find details on ways to control access for your authorized users. Uncover strategies for data theft, SQL injection, and noncompliance prevention.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Your Guide to Database Firewall Strategies
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Uncover comprehensive and flexible database, operating system, and application monitoring strategies. Learn how database firewall tools can act as a first line of defense for your network, help prevent SQL injection, and much more.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Oracle Corporation

SQL Server 2016: Have you Made the Leap?
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Some technology gets better over time. If you haven't already, explore the categories of enhancement in SQL Server 2016.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Microsoft

The Total Economic Impact of SQL Server
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this TechTarget e-guide and you'll receive tips on the building blocks of simple and effective SQL Server Administration, including inspecting error logs, verifying scheduled jobs, verifying all server instances are up and more.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Microsoft

SQL Server Comparison: In-Memory Features
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper examines the key components of in-memory capabilities. Discover where in-memory technology in SQL Server stands in comparison to others.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Microsoft

SQL Server 2014 and the Data Platform
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This data sheet presents three reasons SQL Server is beneficial to the enterprise, offering details about each one. Discover why building, deploying, and managing solutions that span on-premises and cloud environments just got easier.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Microsoft

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: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Review
sponsored by Microsoft
EGUIDE: In this TechTarget e-guide we sit down with two seasoned SQL Server experts as they relay their experience SQL Server 2016. Access this e-guide and you'll find out how SQL Server 2016 is already better tuning queries, identifying problematic workloads and much more.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Microsoft

The Technical Details of SQL Server 2016
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper provides you with all the information you'll need to properly consider the benefits of upgrading to SQL Server 2016. Access now and learn how to implement a private, public or hybrid cloud integration.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Microsoft

How to Use Hyper-Convergence to Get More Out of Oracle
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, learn how hyper-converged infrastructure can solve your top challenges in managing Oracle databases.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 05 Oct 2015

SimpliVity

Is The Data Warehouse Dead?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates the current state of data warehouses as big data comes to the forefront as an alternative. Read on to see what a survey of you peers thought regarding the question of the death of data warehouses.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

Oracle Exadata: Engineered for your Database
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper investigates Oracle's data management infrastructure, which is designed, tested, integrated, and upgraded as a unit by Oracle. Read on to see how Oracle's Exadata is engineered for business, clouds, and all types of workloads.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

How Companies are Managing Growth, Gaining Insights and Cutting Costs in the Era of Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to uncover 6 reasons why changing your database can help you take advantage of data and analytics innovations. Discover how your company can manage growth, gain insights, and cut costs with the right database in the era of big data.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

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

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

The Evolution of the DBA and the Data Architect
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: Learn the essential skills required for data professionals today. Discover how DBAs can keep up with the latest demands, and how data architects can build a robust data infrastructure in the age of big data.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 May 2015

Rackspace

Simplify Database Administration with All-Flash Array
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief white paper to discover how all-flash arrays can create a scale-out architecture that provides reliable and consistent performance – and alleviates the stresses of your DBAs. By implementing this flash array, your enterprise can simplify your database layout and ensure your data services are performed in-line, all the time.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

EMC

Redefine DBA Productivity With All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper discusses how all-flash arrays can alleviate the stresses of Oracle DBAs by providing scale-out performance architecture. Access now and discover how this all-flash array can simplify your database layout and enable continuous and efficient operations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

EMC

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

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

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

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
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