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Chad Pabalan

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A Database Admin's role in the modern age of DevOps

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Oct 20, 2021 9:08:00 AM

As a traditional database administrator working in an enterprise that supports multiple clients across the globe, it is critical in the business to meet the increase in customer demands through embracing the modern DevOps approach. Which focus on continuous delivery/integration and automation.  

For business decision makers, it is a major aspect in retaining and acquiring new clients as the business could easily deliver the needs of the clients which they support.  

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Four major features of scalable database monitoring/management systems

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jun 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

The 5 R's in Server Migration Planning

Posted by Chad Pabalan on May 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM
About the Author:  

Chad Pabalan is a Pre-Sales Engineer for dbWatch and a DBA specializing in SQLServer high availability setups and disaster recovery planning and configurations. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, a cloud enthusiast specializing in architecture and designing scalable, high available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS Cloud. 

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Create a customized database performance view in dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Mar 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM

About the Author:

Chad is a Pre-sales Engineer for dbWatch and a DBA who specializes in SQLServer high availability setups and disaster recovery planning and configurations. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, a cloud enthusiast who specializes in architecture and designing scalable, high available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS.

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Topics: database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager

dbWatch Control Center for managing Database Farms

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Mar 5, 2021 3:49:50 PM

About the Author:

Chad Pabalan is a Pre-sales Engineer for dbWatch and a DBA who specializes in SQLServer high availability setups and disaster recovery planning and configurations. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, a cloud enthusiast who specializes in architecture and designing scalable, high available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS

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Topics: database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager

Learn how to discover all database instances available within your enterprise network

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jan 26, 2021 6:16:59 AM

Problem 

You are hired for a new job as a Senior DBA but the previous DBA who just left the company didn't provide the complete documentation of the existing database instances. You need to get a full overview of all instances, retrieve and document all the database instances available within the enterprise network. How could you accomplish this task? 

Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you have to take over the responsibility for a database server farmbut where documentation and overview is missing or you do not trust it to be up to date? You want to get a full overview of all instances, retrieve and document all the database instances available. How could you accomplish this task most easily? 

 

 

Solution

If you happen to run dbWatch Enterprise Manager or dbWatch Control Center, you are in luck. 

dbWatch is capable of tracking and listing all instances within a specified network range.  

dbWatch has a built-in Autodiscover feature for these situations, whether you need to create an overview from scratch, or you want to monitor your networks / subnets to see if new instances are added, then you can add all the discovered instances in your dbWatch monitor and group them accordingly. 

In this blog, you can learn how you can configure and automatically discover all instances within a custom network range which you will specify. You can also learn how to add the discovered instances in the dbWatch monitor. 

 

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Topics: database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager

Track your SQLServer database compatibility level with Control Center

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Dec 6, 2020 1:09:08 PM

 

In this blog,I will discuss SQL Servers’ database compatibility level. By using dbWatch, we will check the proper setting and configure the right compatibility level based on the version you are using. 

Each new version of SQL Server introduces new functionalities and performance benefits. These are identified by compatibility level and cardinality estimators.  

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Tips: How you can achieve a cost-efficient database farm with dbWatch Enterprise Manager 12

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Oct 22, 2020 4:39:22 AM
IT planning within an enterprise is crucial, whether you are a startup company or a big enterprise that is undergoing major changes. You need the full cooperation from various teams within the company and work together to determine how to improve the business, when it comes to finances, infrastructure, new projects, etc.
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Topics: cost-effective, database automation, database operations, sqlmonitor, databaseoperations, oraclelicensing, indexmaintenance

Monitoring SQL Server error logs

Posted by Chad Pabalan on May 12, 2020 3:00:00 PM

As a data platform expert who manages and maintains hundreds or maybe thousands of database instances, you may be thinking of a better way in managing these number of servers more efficiently. An environment this huge with a lot of vital applications relying on those databases can be quite difficult to keep track of. Especially when you’re too busy with a lot of administration work, with little resources and time you might have difficulties prioritizing your daily tasks.

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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databasemonitor, errorlog, SQLErrorLog, sqlerror

Assigning user roles in dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Apr 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM

As a busy database administrator managing and monitoring tens or hundreds of database instances, you are plenty busy enough as it is. While you’re busy with your daily routinesometimes your manager or developers would ask for your assistance regarding the status of certain database you’re in charged with. Athey were experiencing slow running queries, blocking sessions or deadlocks within the staging environment.  

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Topics: sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databasesecurity, oracle, databasemonitor