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The Elements of VUCA & What They Mean for Data Management in 2020

This post will discuss how each element of VUCA is affecting businesses, and why reliable, accurate data is a must-have in this tempestuous economic climate.

Tom Hoblitzell | June 4, 2020

Building a SQL Server Virtual Lab in Windows: Virtualization Concepts

New blog series by SQL Server expert JP Chen lays out how to build a SQL Server Virtual Lab in Windows. The first post takes on virtualization concepts.

JP Chen | June 2, 2020

4 GoldenGate Use Cases You Didn’t Know About

Oracle GoldenGate is a powerful, mature solution for real-time data integration and replication—here are four ways that you can apply these capabilities.

Ravish Naik | May 28, 2020

3 Critical Components of Smart Financial Planning

Recent world events have roiled the global economy. This post covers the 3 critical components for smarter financial planning so you can be prepared for the future.

Tom Hoblitzell | May 27, 2020

Improve Your Database Security with Transparent Data Encryption

If you don’t have encryption, but want another layer of security for your database, Transparent Data Encryption is a simple way to encrypt your data at rest.

George Criaris | May 26, 2020

The Challenges of ETL: OLTP vs. OLAP Databases

This blog post discusses what you need to know about one of the most important distinctions in ETL: OLTP and OLAP databases.

Gajanan Gaidhane | May 21, 2020

SmartView Essbase Ad-Hoc and EPM 11.2

Are you getting a pop-up error in SmartView when trying a top-level SmartView ad-hoc retrieve from Essbase? Read this blog post for the fix.

Dave Shay | May 19, 2020

Solving ETL Challenges: 5 Command-Line Tools You Need to Know

Struggling with ETL? In many cases, you can solve some of the most pressing challenges using the command-line tools that you already have at your disposal.

Gajanan Gaidhane | May 14, 2020

SQL Server Database Engine Installation Tips

Installing a new instance of SQL Server is a common task for DBAs , this blog takes on the different approaches and highlights benefits of each.

Sen Subramaniam | May 13, 2020

Stop Editing Workspace EAR Files – EASY Way to Change the Title!

Do you know that a one-line SQL statement makes your EPM Workspace title and browser tab look similar to my screenshot above? Read more to find out how.

Dave Shay | May 12, 2020

Let’s Compare: BARMAN vs. Manual Backup

BARMAN is one of the most popular tools for backup and recovery management in PostgreSQL. This blog compares BARMAN vs. manual backup options.

Lohit Gupta | May 6, 2020

EPM Initial Thoughts

Well, much to my surprise, EPM has already been released! Shall we talk about it? Let’s begin with a comparison chart I whipped up.

Dave Shay | May 5, 2020

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