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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.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thu, January 18, 2018

How to calculate the financial return on your database tool investments

Many businesses make use of database tools to make their day-to-day work easier. From automated reporting and alerts, to freeing up DBA time and automating workflows, these tools can save a lot of time and effort for a business.

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Thu, January 11, 2018

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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Wed, December 13, 2017
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