Category: Remote DBA

Here's a look at why using custom database monitoring scripts is so ill-advised--and why you should take advantage of automated monitoring tools instead.

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This article will look at some of the ways that DBAs are leveraging automation to reduce errors, identify issues faster and improve their own efficiency.

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Datavail's new white paper on the Top 10 Trends in Database Administration in the coming decade can be summed up in one word: More!

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This new post from Datavail looks at how machine learning is powering breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI).

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How to check if your database has been backed up and whether it's valid for recovery.

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Database management is more than resolving tickets and fixing failures. This blog post explains how and why, as a DBA, you should be proactive.

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Parameter sniffing is a phenomenon in SQL Server where SQL optimizer would “sniff” the value of parameter during compile time. Read more.

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Reports show that structured data still represents a large percentage of the data organizations manage. A study, commissioned by Dell Software, shows traditional relational database management systems remains popular among corporate users despite claims and hype to the contrary.

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The Database Administrator is one of the most difficult positions to fill and retain. DBAs must be able to react, communicate, and plan across many different business functions. They are not easy to find and are often shockingly costly as a percentage of IT payroll.

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What’s worse: Not knowing you have a problem, or being told you don’t have a problem when you really do? What drives me crazy about SOX is the whole approach is flawed. Look up anything you can find on the history of SOX and you’ll read it was put in place to help prevent fraud, specifically, another MCI WorldCom or Enron-type scandal.

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