SQL Server 2014's AlwaysOn feature: Ready-made DR [Video]

By RDX on Apr 30

 

Do you have a disaster recovery plan for your company's databases?

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PostgreSQL gaining momentum in RDMS and NoSQL markets [Video]

By RDX on Apr 30

A few months after the release of PostgreSQL Version 9.4, there are already DBAs discussing the 9.5 update.

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Database monitoring: The key to speed and security

By RDX on Apr 30

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While technology has always been a foundation of business, in the past decade, advancements and innovations in enterprise IT have come even more rapidly thanks to mobile devices, the cloud and the popularity of big data. This has caused the leaders of organizations to seek out the highest performing systems, the best IT professionals and cutting-edge software, including business intelligence platforms and cybersecurity solutions.

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The Database Protection Series Continues- Database Hardening and Best Practices

By Chris Foot on Apr 28

 In this installment, we’ll focus on database and server hardening as well as database security best practices. Instead of offering you my personal recommendations, I’ll provide you with recommended websites that offer an abundance of information on database security best practices. You must be very careful when you select an author or website to assist you in your goal of securing your organization’s sensitive database data stores. I think that after reviewing this article, you’ll agree that my selections can be trusted and offer a vast array of helpful information.

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Humans: The biggest risk to databases [Video]

By RDX on Apr 28

 

When was the last time your database crashed or the last time data was overwritten?

 

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What database is the most popular? [Video]

By RDX on Apr 28

 

A recent Dell report indicated that organizations are using multiple brands of database technologies at once.

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PCIe SSD popularity growing, does the tech even matter?

By RDBAE Press on Apr 27

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Data is one of the biggest drivers of business strategy. From accessing information to leveraging business intelligence, one of the primary responsibilities of IT departments is to keep these systems functioning at high performance levels at all times. To do so, many organizations have turned to flash storage.

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Business intelligence goes mobile with Microsoft

By RDX on Apr 23

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Welcome to the information age, a time when businesses have access to a wealth of different data, ranging from first-party collected facts to Web analytics metrics. While organizations have always used data in one form or another to drive decision-making processes, companies nowadays are easily gathering information from CRM and ERP systems as well as discovering a variety of different data sources, including social media, cybersecurity reporting tools and industry studies.

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SQL Server 2014 SP1 released, pulled due to flaw the next day

By RDX on Apr 21

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Exactly one year since the launch of SQL Server 2014, Microsoft planned to release Service Pack 1. That day was April 15, 2015, but right now there is no update available for download.

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SQL and relational databases still the cornerstone of enterprise IT

By RDBAE Press on Apr 20

As technology improves and organizations such as Microsoft, Oracle and IBM innovate new ways to take advantage of the cloud and big data, businesses are repeatedly told that they need to move into the future and adopt these solutions. Everywhere executives turn news sources and vendors are advertising big data and similar technologies. With the amount of press they receive, one is likely to assume that companies are retiring their relational databases in favor of their nonrelational counterparts.

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Recent cybersecurity incidents highlight importance of DBA services

By RDBAE Press on Apr 14

Despite the well-known and oft-reported risks for corporate IT systems, too many organizations are behind the curve. However, when the press ruminates on data breaches and cybersecurity, many individuals conclude that businesses are the only targets of hackers. Recent news suggests that this belief in almost entirely inaccurate.

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SQL Server Business Intelligence Environment Planning

By Jeremy Frye on Apr 06

One of the most critical initiatives for any organization involves building a business intelligence infrastructure and solution. Before embarking on this endeavor, it is key to put the proper resources in place for a successful business intelligence implementation and evolution.

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Database market slightly grows, demand for Linux professionals drastic

By RDBAE Press on Apr 06

Despite the focus on mobile technologies and cloud computing, the rest of enterprise IT is still evolving at average rates. This is creating an interesting dichotomy in the job market and at universities around the world, as IT professionals must decide whether to stick with tried-and-true technological skills or to invest their educations into emerging solutions, such as the cloud, mobile app development and software-defined data centers.

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Modern IT complexities paint picture of disaster recovery landscape

By RDBAE Press on Apr 01

Despite the proliferation of cloud services, virtualization technologies and cutting-edge hardware, maintaining business continuity in the event of a disaster - natural or man-made - is still a complex series of processes and procedures. In fact, the complications in modern enterprise IT - the lack of integration, shadow IT, bandwidth limits, legacy systems and so on - are making disaster recovery an incredibly difficult practice. To guarantee success nowadays, businesses must employ multiple methods and cover every base.

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