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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.

What to do when SQL Monitor is no longer enough

One of the more popular products currently on the market is SQL Monitor, a product designed specifically for working with SQL Server. Its success is largely due to its ease of use and accessibility to those without professional DBA training. It works reasonably well for those used to working solely within Microsoft's product environment. As many companies have corporate policies to work specifically with Microsoft as their main, if only, product platform, it's a helpful tool.

Fri, March 23, 2018

How a single DB management solution could help you achieve your compliance goals

Maintaining compliance with new regulations is more important than ever for organisations around the world. With a vast amount of sensitive data stored on your servers, and an ever-growing security threat online, it’s important to look at the options for keeping your database and servers compliant with all the latest security guidelines.

GDPR is a regulation focussed on ensuring that individual customers have control over the data that you hold about them. As part of this, it’s important that you retain control over how data is stored, how...

Fri, March 09, 2018

3 ways an all-in-one DB management solution could help your IT Operations thrive

The success of any IT team depends on the support they get and the tools that they use. Underfunded teams, or those without the right equipment, can often struggle with the tasks they’re assigned, leading to mistakes and delays that can be costly for the entire business.

With access to the best tools and support, however, IT teams can thrive. Access to an all-in-one database management tool can revolutionise the way that an IT team works, bringing cost savings and oversight advantages to their organisation.

Fri, March 02, 2018

Why best of breed and all in one aren't mutually exclusive when it comes to database management

For many people, the idea of an all-in-one tool suggests a lack of quality. People mistakenly think that by opting for a wide-ranging one-size-fits-all toolset, they’ll be sacrificing quality compared to adopting bespoke specialist tools that have been designed to fit a niche.

Fri, February 23, 2018

Database expansion: assessing the impact of downtime vs the cost of proper database management solutions

The cost and time involved in researching, purchasing and adopting new tools into a database management workflow are what stops some managers from providing their DBAs with the latest and best tools.

Fri, February 16, 2018

SQLBits Launch Announcement

dbWatch is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2018 SQLBits conference in London on February 23rd and 24th.

Appearing at the Olympia in London, the dbWatch team will be on hand to talk to conference attendees about our database tools, latest industry events, and to showcase our latest solution for database management - dbWatch Enterprise Manager.

Tue, February 13, 2018

Counting the cost of not arming your DBA effectively

There are many different toolkits available today for DBAs to help with their day-to-day tasks and the smooth running of a business’s servers.

Fri, February 09, 2018

Could a database dashboard improve your business's strategic decisions?

In large businesses and organisations, it’s often vitally important that strategic decisions are made on up-to-date reliable information. Decisions made on the basis of poor information can lead to costly mistakes and problems further down the road.

Fri, February 02, 2018

Does your toolset support your IT performance goals?

These days the majority of IT teams work to various performance goals. Whether your team is aiming for a specified amount of system uptime, trying to limit service disruptions, or shooting for a certain number of maintenance or security tasks completed monthly, keeping up with your goals can be tricky - especially if you aren’t using the right tools for the job.

Fri, January 26, 2018

3 ways to remain consistent when performance tuning your SQL servers

Tuning the performance of SQL servers can be a complex and time-consuming task that can affect consistency. Frustratingly, there are no shortcuts either - it’s a job that needs doing and cutting corners can spell disaster for your organisation and require some costly maintenance to put right.

Thu, January 18, 2018
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