Modern data management in health care

By RDBAE Press on Apr 30

Public sector officials and experts alike have largely celebrated the potential innovation and efficiency-driving power of the massive transition into the digital era, as data management outperforms traditional information governance in a variety of ways. In the health care sector, many organizations are still working to establish a stronger foothold in modernized data management practices because of the novelty of most systems. 

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Oracle enters the cloud management arena

By RDBAE Press on Apr 30

Oracle experts working for companies using singular or multiple cloud platforms are anticipating a new update released by the database solutions developer. Cloud computing has grown more popular with time, making it only appropriate that one of the world's most renowned IT enterprises would develop a product that makes working with cloud servers much easier.

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Understanding and mitigating the effects of cyberattacks

By RDBAE Press on Apr 29

Data infiltration attempts are becoming just as much a part of the criminal underworld's practices as money laundering, drug trafficking and extortion.

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Despite security concerns, cloud adoption expected to rise

By RDBAE Press on Apr 25

Between private, hybrid and public cloud deployments, enterprises throughout the United States are concluding that adoption of one of these three services is worth "the risk." Though the idea of transferring all or most of their data onto a remote server seems daunting, a number of database administration professionals have claimed that the cloud possesses no more risks than conventional systems, just different ones. 

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Is the Internet of Things truly operable?

By RDBAE Press on Apr 24

With all of the excitement surrounding the Internet of Things comes a number of database experts who remain skeptical. It's not as if they're opposed to the idea of billions of devices connected to the Internet, it's whether or not companies will be able to connect with that digital intelligence and process it through their networks and analytics programs. 

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SQL Server Transaction Log Basics

By Brandi Dollar on Apr 24

Here at RDX, our internal and external clients can have varying levels of SQL Server knowledge. Explaining technical details to clients is, in my opinion, one of the most rewarding tasks we perform. Not only does this allow us to provide client-specific recommendations, it allows our relationships to evolve from ‘support personnel’ to a trusted team member. In my second blog post, I am addressing one of the topics that come up often – SQL Server transaction logs.

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Oracle introduces Oracle Mobile Authenticator [VIDEO]

By RDBAE Press on Apr 23

Last week, Oracle introduced their Oracle Mobile Authenticator - a twist on dual-authentication security, in which a user’s smartphone actually doubles as an authentication device.

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Windows XP switching to Linux?

By RDBAE Press on Apr 23

To the chagrin of Microsoft executives, a number of business professionals still using the now unsupported Windows XP operating system are considering switching to Linux, which offers free software spawned by the open source development process. Though not necessarily the most popular OS solution, database experts are now praising Linux as both operable and effective. 

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Oracle seeks to build Oregon health insurance exchange

By RDBAE Press on Apr 22

Among a list of other reformations, the United States Affordable Care Act requires each state to construct a health insurance exchange to broker and manage care packages, measure eligibility, automate enrollment and electronically transfer patient information between participating entities. Oregon officials have relied on Oracle's database experts to build such a system, but may be considering a more consultative approach.  

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Governments getting serious about database security

By RDBAE Press on Apr 21

Complex networking, cloud computing and a list of other IT technologies have made data protection all the more difficult. The United States and Canada have implemented security compliance standards, but database experts are claiming that governments need to move past basic regulations and employ more intricate, thorough defense practices.

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Contemporary enterprise databases grow more complex

By RDBAE Press on Apr 21

Between merchandisers obtaining data through e-commerce applications and industrial developers searching for ways to optimize critical infrastructure grid performance, database experts would agree that the complexity of the modern database has expanded. Professionals typically think of scalability when they refer to the changing environment, but it's more applicable to scrutinize the programming languages and analytics applications used by companies. 

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Charting the effects of Snowden's NSA revelations

By RDBAE Press on Apr 21

There's no question that the information disclosed by Edward Snowden regarding the United States National Security Agency's surveillance techniques has shaken the technological world. As a result, many domestic and foreign businesses are instructing their database administration providers to reevaluate their active cloud deployments. 

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Business professionals consider moving to Office 365

By RDBAE Press on Apr 17

Many executives favor Microsoft products over competing software. Since its inception, the corporation has established itself as a developer of business-standard technology, with millions of subscribers distributed throughout the world. Due to recent improvements spearheaded by new CEO Satya Nadella, many organizations previously unfamiliar with the company's products are implementing Microsoft solutions with the help of database administration services

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Retailers use business intelligence to optimize supply chain

By RDBAE Press on Apr 16

Due to the prevalence of omnichannel retail, merchandisers are obligated to satisfy the inventory fulfillment requirements of brick-and-mortar stores and consumers. Instead of using human resources to scrutinize the distribution process, commodity-based companies are hiring database experts to implement business intelligence tools capable of providing actionable information regarding the supply chain.

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Database experts try to mitigate the effects of the Heartbleed bug

By RDBAE Press on Apr 14

Recently, the Heartbleed Bug has sent a rift through global economic society. The personal information of online shoppers, social media users and business professionals is at risk and database administration providers are doing all they can to either prevent damage from occurring or mitigate detrimental effects of what has already occurred. 

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Mobile device management is a two-sided battle

By RDBAE Press on Apr 13

The rise of the Internet of Things and the bring-your-own-device phenomenon have shaped the way database administration specialists conduct mobile device management. Many of these professionals are employed by retailers using customer relationship management applications that collect and analyze data from smartphones, tablets and numerous other devices. This level of activity creates a web of connectivity that's difficult to manage and often necessitates expert surveillance. 

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Database experts contend with clients using Windows XP

By RDBAE Press on Apr 09

Despite the fact that fair warning was given to Windows XP users several months before Microsoft announced that it would terminate support services for the outdated operating system, a large number of businesses continue to use it. Citing security concerns, database administration services have urged these professionals to make the transition to Windows 8.1.

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College finds success with Oracle's business intelligence tools

By RDBAE Press on Apr 08

Professionals who believe that business intelligence is simply another buzz phrase thrown around by database experts are often left at the bottom of the totem pole of corporate production. These naysayers often perceive analytics tools to be an extraneous expense, but the technology is in fact becoming a necessity for corporations intent on surviving in an increasingly competitive market. 

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How the Internet of Things will transform DBA services

By RDBAE Press on Apr 07

Contemporary data warehouses are going beyond the basic store-and-save capabilities IT departments are used to seeing. However, due to increased usage of data collection and analysis tools, database administration services have managed more complex infrastructures that are better able to host these programs. An increase in server usage and action diversity has created an intricate environment demanding more assiduous maintenance and surveillance than was previously necessary. 

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Shifting preferences may change the priorities of database experts

By RDBAE Press on Apr 04

Businesses are realizing that investment in data analytics tools can be a major boon to their market intelligence divisions. Digital information collected from smartphones, tablets and other devices is contributing to a seemingly limitless vat of knowledge for executives looking to launch the next big product or service. Due to the sheer scale and complexity of such an operation, corporations are outsourcing their IT responsibilities to database administration services capable of giving them a comprehensive view of all market and in-house insight.

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Corporations seek to find optimal database security

By RDBAE Press on Apr 02

Though it may sound counterintuitive, a number of database experts have claimed that a company may benefit from disclosing information regarding its IT infrastructure to competitors. This may seem like a network security nightmare in and of itself, but collaborating with other market participants may provide valuable insight as to how organizations can deter cybercriminals. Others prefer to stick with improvements issued by established professionals. 

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Organizations using data to track environmental change

By RDBAE Press on Apr 02

In light of a study recently released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the database administration needs of public agencies and organizations are expected to expand significantly. As it was industrialization and innovation that incited this worldwide issue, the Internet of Things will continue to be used to identify the detrimental effects climate change has on particular ecosystems and economies of the world. 

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The Merge Join Transformation and a SSIS Sorting Tip

By Dan King on Apr 02

My previous blog post was about the SSIS Lookup task and how it really works. Now that I have shown that the Lookup task shouldn’t be used for one-to-many or many-to-many joins, let’s take a look at the Merge Join transformation task. If you follow along with this blog, you will learn a little tip that will eliminate the requirement for you to add a SORT transformation task within your data flow task.

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Omnichannel retail changes the face of the merchandiser's database

By RDBAE Press on Apr 01

Retailers that have failed to adapt to the e-commerce landscape are seemingly destined for failure. Those that have executed an omnichannel product delivery approach have implemented complex data analytics programs to provide them with valuable market insight on both individual customers and groups of people. Helping them effectively manage this software are database experts well acquainted with the technology. 

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