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The dbWatch Blog

The purpose of this blog is to inspire IT managers and DBAs to implement best practices within their database operations, which we feel strongly about.

The argument for automation in database management

Every one of us is familiar with the pain of repetitive, mundane tasks. From regular server maintenance and cleanup to running reports and monitoring software, there are many tasks that DBAs face every day which take up too much of their time and effort.

Thu, January 04, 2018

3 ways tools can streamline your database maintenance procedures

Database management and monitoring tools are a great solution for streamlining the way your DBAs work. With the potential to save time, make workflows more efficient, and save your company money, these tools can change the way that IT teams work, providing access to greater automation and oversight of a business’s infrastructure.

Thu, December 28, 2017

4 ways database management tools can reduce your IT costs

For many organisations today, spiralling IT costs are a major concern. From the cost of operating large server farms, to staffing and maintenance costs, IT budgets are growing exponentially in many industries.

To help businesses to help mitigate some of the costs of working with large server farms, and to help their staff be more efficient, several solutions now exist for monitoring and managing databases. From cutting down on unnecessary bills to making DBA teams more productive and streamlining workflows, these tools are built from the...

Wed, December 20, 2017

Can effective database management tools cut staffing needs through increased efficiency?

As businesses around the world see their IT budgets rising due to ever-growing server numbers and running costs, many are looking for innovative ways to freeze or shrink their expenses.

One of the most often overlooked expenses for any business is staff inefficiency. This doesn’t necessarily mean having too many staff, or letting some go, but finding ways to make them more productive in the office so that more work can be done in a shorter time.

Wed, December 13, 2017

3 myths about database scalability debunked!

Database technology and server architecture have come a very long way in a short time, and its growth and evolution show no signs of slowing. As the number of database instances operated by practically every business continues to expand at unprecedented rates, more and more organisations are looking to scalability to help their systems to adapt and expand in line with database growth.

Wed, December 06, 2017

The best practice guide to database scalability excellence

We’ve spoken before on our blog about the importance of database scalability to modern businesses. Companies can quite easily be held back by rigid databases and server setups, leading to higher costs, difficulty with future business, and reduced scope for further growth.

Wed, November 29, 2017

Instance overload! What happens when management and monitoring exceeds capacity?

If you work for a large or growing business, the chances are that its databases and associated server instances have grown rapidly in the last few years. As part of an explosion in data collection, online business, and the digitisation of how we all work, businesses are relying more than ever on their IT systems.

Wed, November 22, 2017

How database monitoring tools can help assess your need for DB expansion

Databases and IT systems are the backbone of most businesses today - businesses of any size in any industry. From tracking transactions to hosting online services and storing business information, database servers are used for countless vital parts of companies, and business can grind to a halt if they’re not properly maintained and supported.

Wed, November 15, 2017

What is meant by horizontal and vertical database scalability?

Database server scalability is a common practice in use by IT departments today to help them cope with ever-growing databases and server requirements.

As data requirements grow, the number of server instances in use by businesses explodes, and the importance of stable and reliable IT systems increase, it’s no longer possible for businesses to cope with rigid, non-scalable systems and tools.

Wed, November 08, 2017

Understanding database scalability - a 101 guide

With businesses today handling more data than ever before, the need for large and scalable databases is continuing to increase. Across practically every industry in every country, organisations and businesses are using databases and scalable server solutions to record customer details, transactions and stock levels, as well as to provide services to their own staff and their clients.

Wed, November 01, 2017
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