Hadoop: What it is, who can operate it

By RDBAE Press on May 30

Many businesses often misunderstand what Hadoop is and how it applies to their business needs. Large enterprises collecting massive amounts of data often encounter database administration problems. In response, they typically hire outside experts who leverage Hadoop to help companies better manage information aggregation.  

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Unstructured data marks shift to non-relational databases

By RDBAE Press on May 28

The information collected by application developers, retailers and other organizations supersedes the basic, numeric form characteristic of an Excel spreadsheet. Documents containing written language hold a large amount of intelligence that can greatly assist businesses and public authorities looking to obtain insight into various situations. In order to harness this unstructured data, database experts have maintained that a switch to non-relational databases is imperative.

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How to Choose the Right Database Platform for Your Company [VIDEO]

By RDBAE Press on May 27

Trying to find the right database platform for your company can be an overwhelming task, but it’s still important to put some thought into choosing a specialized database platform to ensure the maximum benefit in the long run.

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For analytics users, in-memory databases may prove useful

By RDBAE Press on May 23

Experts have lauded in-memory databases (IMDBs) for their ability to improve data mining and analysis endeavors. Database administration professionals have encountered IMDBs more often now than in recent years, primarily because big data analytics have become so popular with businesses.

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RDX’s Collective Knowledge Approach [VIDEO]

By RDBAE Press on May 23

We know the whole point of outsourcing your database administration is to save money without sacrificing the quality of your work, so at RDX we use our “Collective Knowledge Approach” – leveraging the 1000s of years of collective experience our team has – to solve your problems faster and more efficiently.

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Database Security Best Practices

By Chris Foot on May 21

Database administrators, by the very essence of their job descriptions, are the protectors of their organization’s core data assets. They are tasked with ensuring that key data stores are safeguarded against any type of unauthorized data access. Ensuring that data is protected on a 24 x 7 basis is a complex task. External intrusions and internal employee data thefts combine to make many IT professionals lie awake at night thinking about how they can secure their sensitive database data stores.

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Health care regulations may boost need for DBA services

By RDBAE Press on May 20

Regulations dictated by the Affordable Care Act and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Meaningful Use laws will likely require health care organizations to seek database support services. Stage 2 of the latter legislature requires hospitals, clinics, insurance companies and other entities partaking in the medical industry to adopt electronic health records, so that it's easier for professionals to share patient information - the hope being better, cheaper care for individuals.

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Boston Medical Center uses Oracle for higher performance [VIDEO]

By RDBAE Press on May 20

In a recent move, Virtual-Strategy.com reports that Boston Medical Center has upgraded its database environment and moved it onto Oracle Database Appliance to improve efficiency and performance. The academic medical center affiliated with Boston University aims to fully support, scale and optimize its clinical and operational data environment, Virtual Strategy reports.

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White House Big Data Report Raises Privacy Questions [VIDEO]

By RDBAE Press on May 15

There has been tons of talk since the White House Big Data Report came out last week on the implications of big data in the healthcare and education industries, personal security and other important privacy issues.

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Three steps to take before migrating to the cloud

By RDBAE Press on May 15

In response to the burgeoning cloud market, Oracle has rolled out a number of applications designed to help companies streamline migration. A number of businesses interested in capitalizing on the benefits associated with the cloud are turning to database administration services to assist them. Yet, there are a few preliminary steps these enterprises should take before submitting to cloud fever.

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IoT demands use of the cloud

By RDBAE Press on May 13

Enterprises choosing to remain with legacy data centers won't be able to take advantage of the Internet of Things. Database administration professionals would agree that the large amount of information being generated by Web-connected devices, ranging from smartphones to automobiles, cannot be contained or properly analyzed in a traditional system. 

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Using Server Trace to Identify 8623 Errors

By Kim Talley on May 13

I support a system that uses third-party software. After a recent application upgrade, I began receiving sporadic 8623 errors. These began just once every few days and quickly escalated to 3-4 per day. The error I was receiving was 8623, Severity 16, State 1.

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Big data requires big solutions [VIDEO]

By RDBAE Press on May 13

The term ‘big data’, which describes the massive collection of data sets from traditional and non-traditional sources used for market discovery, analysis, trending and forecasting, seems to be the buzzword these days.

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CIOs figure out how to gain a hold over BYOD

By RDBAE Press on May 07

CIOs throughout the United States often outsource to remote database support services to provide their companies with mobile device management systems. However, getting employees to adhere to security protocols is a challenge in and of itself. This difficulty is causing executives to wonder whether or not they should reward their workers for participating or reprimand them for failing to do so. 

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Fixing High VLF Counts

By Matt Nelson on May 07

A couple weeks ago, my colleague, Brandi Dollar, wrote a blog post about SQL Server transaction log basics. Her post is a great lead-in to a script that I wrote to solve a common problem, high VLF counts. An important piece of managing your database transaction logs is keeping the number of virtual partitions within the log file, the Virtual Log Files (VLF for short), low. A high VLF count is typically a result of running with the default auto grow settings. As the transaction file continues to grow at sub-optimal levels, the fragmentation will become worse and worse. High VLF counts can have an impact on several performance issues.

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Oracle move heats up competition in cloud sector

By RDBAE Press on May 06

Though it generally falls under the umbrella of the IT industry, cloud computing could be considered to be in a league of its own. Database experts are beginning to favor the scalable, flexible deployment option, as it allows them to efficiently accumulate and manage digital intelligence. IT companies are recognizing the popularity of this trend, and in turn helping their clients prepare for or execute cloud migration endeavors.

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Microsoft's DBA solution could bring analytics to another level

By RDBAE Press on May 05

There are two IT aspects enterprises are looking for in regard to database administration: performance and data analytics. Aggregating large troves of digital information is becoming less of a challenge now than it was four years ago. Now, companies are more concerned with translating the data into actionable insight that can drive business transformation and agility. 

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Economy, job rate improving - where are database experts?

By RDBAE Press on May 03

The United States economy has witnessed a general upswing since March. After the end of a harsh winter that slowed market progression, people are getting back to work and consumers are hitting the stores once again.

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