dba-best-practices

How RDX Remote DBAs Stay on Top of Evolving Technologies

By RDX on Apr 14

As the modern database continues to grow, its inherent feature set expands alongside it. More solutions allow remote DBAs and internal teams alike to solve business problems tied to cutting costs and improving efficiencies. However, with these solutions comes increased complexity surrounding database administration, and it falls on the shoulders of DBAs to understand and leverage the industry’s evolving technologies.

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The Most Important Responsibility of a Remote DBA

By RDX on Mar 02

As the modern database continues to evolve and take on a more strategic role in business, the complexities associated with managing these environments grows as well. For database administrators, this changing landscape forces them to continuously adapt and grow alongside the database engine to properly design, support, and secure an enterprise’s critical data stores. Their in-depth knowledge of the infrastructures so crucial to operations make DBAs an integral part of not only day-to-day functions, but business decisions aimed at reducing operation costs, improving margins, and more.

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Remote DBAs for Your Business: The On-Boarding Process

By RDX on Jan 05

After years of having their own internal processes, technology, and best practices, it’s understandable some organizations have trepidation when it comes to DBA outsourcing. Especially for companies with internal teams, concerns arise regarding how external support will fit in with their current DBAs and the methods in which they operate. At RDX, our customer on-boarding process is focused on easing these concerns and building a solid foundation to provide a high level of remote database services based around the needs and challenges of your infrastructure.

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Maximizing Value with Remote Database Administration

By RDX on Nov 05

From database configuration to performance and maintenance, DBAs are responsible for the most critical data essential to business functionality and success. The knowledge they hold regarding database security, availability, recoverability, performance, and numerous other areas makes them critical to the success of the company. Also tasked with designing database data stores, a DBA’s expertise allows them to consult on company solutions aimed at reducing operation costs, improving margins, and more – simply put, they allow organizations to make better business decisions.

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Around the Clock Database Support: The Database Night Watch

By RDX on Sep 30

It’s late, you’re tired, and all you want is your head to hit the pillow – all DBAs know the feeling. It was a long day to begin with, and just as you drifted off to sleep, your cell phone rings. All of a sudden you need to log back into your datacenter and troubleshoot a critical database that became unresponsive. End users need access to this data before they sit down at their desk in the morning – so sleep isn’t an option.

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Creating a Database “War Room”: A Team of Remote DBAs

By RDX on Sep 15

 Any business can attest to how important their data is to the functions of their company; without it, everything comes to a halt. But what is sometimes overlooked are the individuals tasked with administering that data and its surrounding environments. In the worst of cases, a business experiences a catastrophic event, like a corrupted server, and slips into panic-mode as no one at the company knows how to correct the issue – or, the sole individual in charge of your databases can’t be reached. Businesses know they can’t afford to have this happen, but:

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A Day in the Life of a Remote DBA

By RDX on Aug 05

For most, walking into the office and grabbing that first cup of coffee signals the start to the workday. But for the team of remote DBAs at RDX, their job never truly stops. They’ll attest that it comes with the territory; that providing 24x7 database administration services requires them to always be in tune with the environments they manage. When you’re responsible for critical data stores, the typical 9am-5pm doesn’t quite cut it.

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A fix for the MySQL flaw [Video]

By RDX on Jul 15

 

It's true, good things do come to those who wait.

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3 steps to integrating BLU Acceleration with DB2 [Video]

By RDX on Jun 12

 

 

 

Did you know that with BLU Acceleration, your DB2 multiplies its performance by up to 25 times when conducting analytical queries?

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3 big data skills that your DBAs should possess [Video]

By RDX on May 27

 

The demand for DBAs with big data skills is expected to grow 160 percent by 2020.

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Identifying the ideal database management system

By RDX on May 25

Enterprise IT procurement can either be a fun experience in which decision-makers explore new technologies or a slog, as vendors tout the benefits of solutions that all seem the same. After all, how many times can someone say that their system is cost-efficient?

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3 reasons why you need a database admin service [Video]

By RDX on May 21

 

 

Did you know that around 37 percent of organizations make use of remote database administration services?

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Making data insightful in the health care industry [Video]

By RDX on May 07

 

In the health care industry, big data has proven useful for everything from tracking the spread of Ebola to optimizing processes. But how does data go from unstructured to insightful?

 

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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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