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Inspiration and tips for IT managers and DBAs to implement best practices for database operations on-premise, cloud or in hybrid environments


Extending database monitoring into the cloud

No matter what the service, no matter what the purpose, no matter what the product, the cloud is being touted as an answer to scalability by pretty much every major vendor. It started with data-storage, and rapidly moved to databases. In the past we were limited by the actual hardware that we owned. If we needed to expand on it, we needed to purchase more memory, and in many cases we needed to purchase new hardware as the old wore out, or was incapable of handling what we needed it to do.

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Thu, August 09, 2018

The growing problem of “complexity creep” and how to avoid it

Complexity is often a natural condition of most successful businesses. We build databases to handle complex data, tomaintain a layer of structure for important business information.However, when building a database, or cluster of databases, typically the needs or requirements change over time. Newdivisions or projects spring up. This is generally not a bad thing for a business or organisation. In most cases growth is good. However order to do this, without incurring huge amount of expense, often you a add these modules into existing...

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Mon, June 18, 2018

Does a hybrid mix of database platforms, versions, on-premise/off-premise/cloud always bring more complexity?

One of the primary features of a successful company is growth. In the earlier stages, you started working in a relatively simple environment. Maybe you had a few separate databases handling a few functions. Typically, these handled data for maintaining and managing products, employees, and sales.

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Mon, June 04, 2018
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