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July 27, 2017
SQL Server for Linux has gained added features on its way to general availability as part of the almost-ready SQL Server 2017. Meanwhile, its Windows-based brother is upping its high availability quotient.
October 12, 2016
Cloud-based data science is about more than data. Success demands curiosity, fearlessness, a desire to dig deep for answers, and a penchant for telling stories.
August 23, 2016
Managed data services are growing in use, as types of data stores proliferate and the cloud becomes the home for more data. DevOps is a driver behind the changes, which bring new duties and needed skills for DBAs.
August 22, 2016
There's more to a good data scientist than just data science education. It takes curiosity, persistence, business savvy and a good working partnership with app developers.
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The right makeup of a DevOps organizational structure depends on matched skill sets with shared goals, whether it takes a revolution or evolution of the status quo. Continue Reading
Hadoop workflow managers are not just resource schedulers. They handle intricate tasks and service handoffs that are essential for managing big data services. Continue Reading
The OAUG, IOUG and Quest user groups came together in Las Vegas for Collaborate 16. This guide provides coverage of presentations and discussions about Oracle technology at the conference. Continue Reading
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Oracle's investments in the cloud and its Oracle Engineered Systems are changing the landscape of IT. IOUG President Maria Anderson talks about turning a challenge into an opportunity. Continue Reading
Various performance issues can arise in the day-to-day grind of managing databases. We've rounded up four free SQL Server tools that can help make DBAs lives a little bit easier. Continue Reading
IBM offers several products and platforms to help DBAs proactively monitor, manage and optimize the performance of DB2 for z/OS and DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows databases. Continue Reading
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At most organizations, database DevOps automation is more of a cultural challenge than a technical one. Continue Reading
SQL datetime functions DATEPART, GETDATE and DATENAME can retrieve the date and time or other individual parts of a value. Here's how to master these T-SQL tools. Continue Reading
Database administrators need to make sure they're getting the most out of their systems -- for the sake of their own sanity and for the prosperity of their employers. Functional issues can arise for a multitude of reasons. Vigilant database performance management is required to keep problems from growing.
The first article in this handbook, by consultant Craig S. Mullins, provides a rundown of some common database performance issues and how management tools can be useful for identifying and correcting problems. Senior News Writer Jack Vaughan delves into addressing NoSQL application needs in the second article. He points out that NoSQL performance is tricky to manage because the technology is still new. And, to close, Associate Site Editor Jessica Sirkin speaks to two database experts about how companies that were compelled to upgrade from SQL Server 2005 should see the change as an opportunity to improve.Continue Reading
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As more companies move to the cloud, it's important for DBAs to know both the good and the bad about managing Oracle cloud database systems before they take the plunge and migrate. Continue Reading
When email databases fail, important messages are lost and other issues arise. Database availability groups can help prevent these problems. Continue Reading
Escaping the no-win Oracle SLA as a DBA is all about tying technology to business, according to two Oracle Database experts. Continue Reading