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Using advanced analytics to analyze business data is common, especially in large companies with many customer-facing systems. As more and more data is made available the enterprise stages large data stores into the enterprise data warehouse. These Big Data implementations bring their own problems and issues, and will require database administrators and support staff to redesign the data warehouse architecture.
The advent of big data compounds the DBAs problems, as multiple distributed applications now require access to a very large data store. What tuning options are available?
Big data is the latest craze. Hardware and software vendors have overwhelmed IT departments with high-speed analytical software, proprietary high performance hardware, and columnar-based data stores promising quick access, promising lightning-fast answers to ad hoc analytical queries. Forgotten in this blast of technology are the database administrators' most important responsibilities: backup and recovery.
To meet the upcoming 'Peak Season' demands on IT systems, database administrators (DBAs) need to prepare the database and its supporting infrastructure for increased resource demands. Being proactive now can pay big dividends by maintaining service level agreements (SLAs), avoiding outages and resource shortages, and ensuring a positive overall customer experience.
Many IT enterprises are starting pilot projects to implement big data solutions. As a DBA, are you ready to support these efforts, and integrate them into your current architecture, processes, and standards?
Big Data is here, or will soon be here for the majority of IT enterprises. Database Administrators must now deal with large volumes of data and new forms of high-speed data analysis. If your responsibility includes performance tuning, here are the areas to focus on that will become more and more important in the age of Big Data.
Articles and advice on Big Data hardware and software solutions abound. The most popular topic is the role to be played by new analytics solutions such as analytical appliances, NoSQL database management systems (DBMSs) and Apache Hadoop software. How can the IT enterprise plan such implementations? What are the first steps?
The design requirements of an application usually determine the most effective database design and database administration support processes. If, however, the database administrator (DBA) is not present during the requirements definition process, sub-par performance can result.
Database administrators tend to think of SQL tuning as necessary, important, even critical. The reality is that the savings realized by tuning SQL, usually manifested in saved CPU time and decreases in elapsed times, may offset the costs incurred in time and resources.
Many database administrators (DBAs) function as a team supporting multiple corporate applications on a variety of hardware platforms using several database management systems (DBMSs). Managers struggle with priorities and must juggle user requirements and deadlines against staff availability and expertise. Here is one way to manage DBA tasks based on the makeup of the team.
Despite extraordinary advances in the speed and capacity of disk storage CPU performance and available memory, application performance tuning remains as one of the core tasks of the database administrator. What strategies are available for gathering and analyzing performance information?
Many applications have Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that promise quick turnaround or acceptable on-line response time. Lengthened transaction elapsed times are a cause for concern. Here are several methods the database administrator can use to alleviate these issues.