Category: Remote DBA

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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The new licensing that was announced by Oracle earlier this month caused some FUD in the community that was addressed last week in an updated graphic comparing support and binary options and blog post from Oracle. However, one of our customers sent me this earlier this week.

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Are you the kind of person who takes your car to the shop and tells the mechanic exactly what part needs to be replaced or fixed? Do you go to the doctor’s office and let them know about your condition and probable cures based on what you looked up on WebMD?

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