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What to do when SQL Monitor is no longer enough

Posted by Andreas Hope on Mar 23, 2018 8:19:00 AM

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.

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

Posted by Andreas Hope on Mar 9, 2018 10:02:00 AM

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 and when it is accessed, and what tools are being used along the way.

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Topics: security

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

Posted by Andreas Hope on Mar 2, 2018 8:35:00 AM

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.

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Why best-of-breed and all-in-one aren't mutually exclusive in database management

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 23, 2018 9:18:00 AM

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.

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Assessing the impact of downtime vs the cost of proper database management solutions

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 16, 2018 9:17:00 AM

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.

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SQLBits Launch Announcement

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 13, 2018 10:53:00 AM

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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Topics: events

Counting the cost of not arming your DBA effectively

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 9, 2018 10:02:00 AM

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

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 2, 2018 8:38:00 AM

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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Does your toolset support your IT performance goals?

Posted by Andreas Hope on Jan 26, 2018 8:28:00 AM

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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3 ways to remain consistent when performance tuning your SQL servers

Posted by Andreas Hope on Jan 18, 2018 7:58:00 AM

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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