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ALSO CALLED: Database Engineers, Database Analysts
DEFINITION: (DBA is also an abbreviation for doing business as - a term sometimes used in business and legal writing. dBA is an abbreviation for A-weighted decibels.)A database administrator (DBA) 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  … 
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Database Managers Reports
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OLTP in a Cloud and Big Data World
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This IDC paper discusses the concept of shared data scale-out clusters, as well as how they deliver continuous availability and why they are important for delivering scalable transaction processing support. Discover how your organization can take advantage of online transaction processing (OLTP) in a cloud and big data world.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


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


The fluid data layer: The future of data management
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This e-book explores a new approach to fulfilling the top three goals of data architects: the fluid data layer. Discover how creating a fluid data layer can enable your business to move with unprecedented flexibility for greater freedom, ease of access, and improved analytic insights.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015


Expert Assistance For Database Administration
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a series of DBA services designed to help you manage Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle databases across their entire lifecycles in a manner that extends the capabilities of your own DBA teams.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2013


Peak Database Performance Made Easy
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: This resource outlines the benefits of outsourced database administration. Take a look to discover how outsourcing could improve your database performance.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 04 May 2015


Preparing a database strategy for Big Data
sponsored by SearchDataManagement
EGUIDE: This e-guide outlines the key database challenges and opportunities introduced by big data, and offers expert advice to help you successfully prepare a big data database strategy.
Posted: 10 Sep 2013 | Published: 10 Sep 2013


Beyond Big Data – The New Information Economy
sponsored by
ANALYST REPORT: How information is managed is more important than 'big data', say analysts Clive Longbottom and Rob Bamforth.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


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

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 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


Benefits of NewSQL: Combining Elements of NoSQL and SQL
sponsored by NuoDB Inc
EGUIDE: In this e-guide from the experts at, 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

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®

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 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


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


The Backbone for Enterprise Cloud-Ready Database Platform
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces a shared infrastructure designed for remote and small office environments, and discusses its usage as a Microsoft SQL Server database platform.
Posted: 12 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Dell Virtualization Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 using PowerEdge R820
sponsored by Dell EMC and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the advantages of consolidating Microsoft SQL Server database application workloads to a virtualization environment, and introduces a server platform that can help you drive success.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Dell EMC and Microsoft

Deployment guide: Configuring a highly available Microsoft SQL Server 2012 environment on a Dell PowerEdge VRTX
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable guide will walk IT and business leaders through the process of setting up a highly available Microsoft SQL Server 2012 environment using the shared infrastructure platform Dell PowerEdge VRTX.
Posted: 06 Sep 2013 | Published: 06 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

15 Minute Guide: Optimizing Oracle DBA Efficiency
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Oracle's DBA efficiency can be optimized with EMC's virtual IT infrastructure.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

EMC Corporation

People and Processes: Keys to IT as a Service Success
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: ITaaS has transformed how businesses operate, making them more efficient and smarter.  Learn the eight things you can do as a CIO to accelerate the benefits of ITaaS in your workplace.
Posted: 01 Aug 2013 | Published: 01 Aug 2013

VMware, Inc.

Lower IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2
sponsored by Oracle India Pvt. Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Download the "Lower IT Costs with Oracle Database 11g Release 2" whitepaper and discover new options and features that can help you reduce server and storage costs, improve query performance, and ensure availability during database application upgrades.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

Oracle India Pvt. Ltd

Oracle Database: The Database of Choice for Deploying SAP Solutions
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: With the myriad of available database options, choosing the one that best supports your business-critical applications can be challenging – but it doesn't have to be. This exclusive resource examines three top database offerings -- Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server -- to determine which is best suited for SAP users.
Posted: 21 Dec 2012 | Published: 27 Sep 2011

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
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DATABASE MANAGERS DEFINITION (continued): …  pertaining to the management, security, maintenance, and use of the database management system; and training employees in database management and use. A DBA is expected to stay abreast of emerging technologies and new design approaches. Typically, a DBA has either a degree in Computer Science and some on-the-job training with a particular database product or more extensive experience with a range of database products. A DBA is usually expected to have experience with one or more of the major database management products, such as Structured Query Language, SAP, and Oracle-based database management … 

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