Database Management & Programming News, Articles & Tutorials for Database Administrators
Using PowerShell to Manage Windows Azure SQL Databases 07/07/2014
Marcin Policht provides a comprehensive overview of Windows PowerShell’s capabilities in regard to managing SQL Databases (or, in general, cloud-resident resources).
Traits of a DBA - Part Two – The Personal Side of a DBA 07/03/2014
A good DBA needs to have good technical skills but he also has to have good personal skills. In this article, Greg Larsen discusses the personal skills a DBA should have.
Performance -- It May Not Be The Database 06/30/2014
When performance suffers it's likely the DBA who gets the blame, but it may not be the database that's at fault. Read on to see what other factors can affect performance and how to identify what is causing the slowdown.
Granular or Cell Level Encryption in SQL Server 06/23/2014
Arshad Ali demonstrates granular level encryption in detail and explains how it differs from Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).
Do You Really Need to Tune Big Data Applications? 06/16/2014
Big data applications are here to stay. The promise of this technology is the ability to quickly and easily analyze large amounts of data and derive from that analysis changes to customer-facing systems. Management believes that the analysis and subsequent changes will drive up customer satisfaction, market share and profits, hopefully at a reasonable cost.
"The Chain Gang", a Riveting Tale of Chained and Migrated Rows in Oracle 06/12/2014
Chained and migrated rows in an Oracle database can adversely affect I/O performance, especially Exadata. Read on to discover how these rows are generated and what you may be able to do to correct the situation.
Couchbase Raises $60 Million to Fuel NoSQL Database Efforts 06/30/2014
Investors continue to be confident in the prospects of NoSQL database technology.
Google Releases Cayley Open-Source Graph Database 06/27/2014
Cayley will be used to help Google continue to refine the idea of linking data together in graph databases, including Google's Knowledge Graph.
Database Monitoring Key to Reducing Security Breaches 06/13/2014
Only 48 percent of respondents to a recent survey indicated that they test or validate third-party software to ensure it's not vulnerable to SQL injection.
Oracle Launches In-Memory Option for 12C Database 06/10/2014
The 12C In-Memory Option is aimed at enabling ISV applications to accelerate performance by orders of magnitude for several use cases.
Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 05/29/2014
Integration with Microsoft's Azure and new business intelligence and Big Data tools are among the most striking features of SQL Server 2014, finds reviewer Paul Ferrill.
Oracle Expands Open-Source High-Availability with MySQL Database Fabric 05/27/2014
MySQL Fabric is a new open-source tool included in MySQL Utilities 1.4
Big Data Survey: Big Data Growing Quickly 05/22/2014
A survey of Big Data professionals indicates that, while confusion remains, the market sector is growing quickly.
New Rules for Database Design in the Cloud 05/19/2014
With a database in the cloud, the challenges of remotely hosted storage must be addressed.
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Already Powering Production Workloads 05/18/2014
Early bird special? Microsoft's newest database delivers some massive performance and efficiency gains for early customers.
More Microsoft SQL on Azure Update Details Emerge 05/06/2014
Microsoft releases more details on its upgraded cloud-based database offering as it gears up for an official launch.
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