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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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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

E-Guide: Database Tools for Auditing and Forensics
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

Empowering the DBA Tools to Manage Data Throughout Its Lifecycle E-Book
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This guide serves to show you how DBAs can solve some of the complex challenges associated with your changing databases, while optimizing database operations and ensuring business continuity.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

DB2 pureScale Demo
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: An overview of DB2 pureScale and its benefits.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

DB2 Autonomics Demo
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: DB2 automates many routine database administration tasks like database configuration, storage allocation, and memory management. Self-optimizing features automatically react to changes in workloads to adjust memory and optimize system performance. Watch this flash demo to learn why some are referring to DB2 as smarter database software.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

IBM DB2 and IBM Power Systems: Transform information into insight and accomodate rising transaction volume - NEW! (Translated) 
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how the synergy of DB2 and Power Systems can help businesses simplify deployment of Web applications, achieve cost-effective large-scale processing, construct a large-capacity messaging backbone and consolidate workloads-- all accelerating your time to value
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

Enhance Business Insight and Scalability of XML Data with New DB2 9.7 pureXML Features
sponsored by IBM
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This is a developerWorks article. This article summarizes the new pureXML capabilities, explains how they can be used, and discusses sample application scenarios.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

IBM Informix Software Product Family: Version 11.7
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to take a look at Informix 11.7 and you’ll discover unprecedented advantages. With the introduction of Informix Flexible Grid, it’s easy to perform routine maintenance and upgrades at all your geographic locations from a single site—and you can do it with zero downtime. Read on to learn more about the advantages of Informix 11.7.
Posted: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 18 Mar 2011

IBM

DB2 E-Book: Proven strategies for uncovering cost savings with IBM DB2
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This informative e-book describes proven strategies for lowering the costs associated with database administration, database development, database systems, and data storage. This e-book also discusses the new breakthrough features that make it easier than ever for you to move to DB2.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

IBM

HP Pelzer Group SAP/DB2 Video
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: HP Pelzer discusses the benefits of DB2 Optimized for SAP.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Premiered: 17 Mar 2011

IBM

The Total Economic Impact™ Of IBM Informix Database Server
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: This report uses a comprehensive methodology to bring third-party, objective ROI analysis to organizations considering the use of Informix. The conclusion? IBM Informix delivers high performance and cost efficiency, including administration efficiency, reduced downtime, improved server utilization, and reduced support costs. 
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

IBM

XML: Changing the Data Warehouse whitepaper
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Technical white paper covering the impact of XML on data warehousing and how to deliver new levels of business analysis and bring users closer to their data.
Posted: 17 Mar 2011 | Published: 17 Mar 2011

IBM

Transparent Application Scaling with IBM DB2 PureScale
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM DB2 pureScale transparent application scaling, you can transparently add capacity to your network to handle fluctuations in demand without changing the application. pureScale technology also helps to deliver active-active high availability. Find out how these features work. 
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

IBM

Comparing DBA Productivity An Oracle / DB2 Task Complexity Analysis
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: 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: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

IBM

Customers Standardize on Oracle Database 11g (Reference Booklet)
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This customer reference booklet contains a sampling of real business results that organizations around the world, in a variety of industries, have achieved by upgrading and standardizing on Oracle Database 11g.  We hope you find these success stories helpful in learning how Oracle can help you achieve your business and IT objectives.
Posted: 20 Dec 2010 | Published: 20 Dec 2010

Oracle Corporation
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