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.


Helping DBAs find Productivity: an Interview with dbWatch

This is a guest post by Rebecca Harrisson, a writer from Oslo, Norway, focusing on science and technology subjects.  

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Wed, October 04, 2017

Why scalable database monitoring and administration tools are a must for growing businesses

If your business is currently experiencing a period of growth, or if you’re planning to expand your IT services in the near future, scalable tools are essential for saving you time, money and headaches when managing your organisation’s databases and servers.

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Wed, September 27, 2017

How a scalable management tool can help with running databases in a large business

Database management tools are a key weapon in any DBA’s arsenal, giving them the means to easily monitor and administer servers, to improve and optimise performance, edit databases, and monitor the health of an organisation's IT systems.

But in today’s business world, many organisations and businesses' databases are expanding rapidly, growing from a handful of servers to potentially thousands of database servers for large firms or public services. And to keep pace with the growth in their server numbers, and to complement the scalable...

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Wed, September 20, 2017

4 important features of scalable database monitoring/management systems

Databases built on scalable servers are the backbone of many large and growing businesses in practically every industry around the world. And whether your organisation’s databases store client and stock information or log millions of transactions a day, having server administration services that can keep up and continue to keep you informed on performance and with key data is vital.

Because your business and your server infrastructure continue to expand, it’s important to have both monitoring and management solutions that can scale with...

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Wed, September 13, 2017

3 performance issues to watch out for when monitoring/managing large number of DB instances

Large databases are a key ingredient of today’s digital-centric world - most businesses, organisations, applications and software rely on them every second of the day to keep running smoothly.

But maintaining stability and smooth performance across a large and ever-growing set of databases isn’t simple, and that’s why many IT teams and DBAs rely on monitoring and management tools to identify and solve issues quickly.

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Wed, September 06, 2017

OPTIMIZING ORACLE AND SQL SERVER LICENSE COST WITH DBWATCH

Want to lower the cost of your database operations? You might start by consolidating database servers and loads, reducing the number of servers or standardising software. Even if you’ve settled on a single database engine like Oracle, it’s common to have multiple different versions in use; out of all the organizations using dbWatch, only one managed to converge on a single version of Oracle. But just as you need to see if you’re making the most of your hardware and software environment, you also need to check if you’re using your budget...

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Tue, May 16, 2017

DBWATCH: DATABASE OPERATIONS REDEFINED

Managing databases used to be about micro-managing a small number of powerful database servers, with DBA’s concentrating on performance optimizations to squeeze the last drop of power out of those systems, like hand-building a single car to win a race. Now you have hundreds - or even thousands - of servers instead of a handful of machines, often in the cloud or outsourced to hosters, and you’re running multiple database engines across a variety of platforms. And as the complexity increases, so does the risk, because it’s no longer about a...

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Wed, March 22, 2017

WEBINAR: REDUCING COST OF DATABASE OPERATIONS

The number of Oracle and Microsoft  database servers is growing rapidly, and the cost of operations and licenses are skyrocketing. 

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Fri, March 17, 2017

AZURE DATABASE PERFORMANCE MEASURED

Considering migrating your databases to Azure? A new report by our CTO Marek Jablonski has revealed some very surprising facts about the performance you can expect from an Azure database.

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Wed, March 08, 2017

GLOBAL DATABASE SERVER TUNING IN VM ENVIRONMENTS

The traditional approach to tuning database servers for increases in performance is to focus wholesale on critical servers - or on ones that are experiencing performance issues.

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Thu, January 19, 2017
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