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A Database Admin's role in the modern age of DevOps

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Oct 20, 2021 9:08:00 AM

As a traditional database administrator working in an enterprise that supports multiple clients across the globe, it is critical in the business to meet the increase in customer demands through embracing the modern DevOps approach. Which focus on continuous delivery/integration and automation.  

For business decision makers, it is a major aspect in retaining and acquiring new clients as the business could easily deliver the needs of the clients which they support.  

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Four major features of scalable database monitoring/management systems

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jun 30, 2021 8:00:00 AM
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

The 5 R's in Server Migration Planning

Posted by Chad Pabalan on May 26, 2021 8:00:00 AM
About the Author:  

Chad Pabalan is a Pre-Sales Engineer for dbWatch and a DBA specializing in SQLServer high availability setups and disaster recovery planning and configurations. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, a cloud enthusiast specializing in architecture and designing scalable, high available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS Cloud. 

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Can a database management solution help future-proof your business?

Posted by Rey Lawrence Torrecampo on Aug 26, 2020 8:44:11 AM

Future proofing is part and parcel of any business strategy. You need to plan for your business to succeed. A noteworthy solution is investing in a flexible and reliable database monitoring tool. By investing into it, your staff is equipped with the means to increase the productivity and your business adapts to the changing landscape of your IT infrastructure. However, the process of future proofing does not end with just getting the right tool. The application of the tool and how it can add value to your business will merit your business longevity and success.

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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlmonitoring

Monitoring SQL Server error logs

Posted by Chad Pabalan on May 12, 2020 3:00:00 PM

As a data platform expert who manages and maintains hundreds or maybe thousands of database instances, you may be thinking of a better way in managing these number of servers more efficiently. An environment this huge with a lot of vital applications relying on those databases can be quite difficult to keep track of. Especially when you’re too busy with a lot of administration work, with little resources and time you might have difficulties prioritizing your daily tasks.

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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databasemonitor, errorlog, SQLErrorLog, sqlerror

Assigning user roles in dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Apr 7, 2020 4:00:00 PM

As a busy database administrator managing and monitoring tens or hundreds of database instances, you are plenty busy enough as it is. While you’re busy with your daily routinesometimes your manager or developers would ask for your assistance regarding the status of certain database you’re in charged with. Athey were experiencing slow running queries, blocking sessions or deadlocks within the staging environment.  

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Topics: sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring, databasesecurity, oracle, databasemonitor

Performance alerts configuration with dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Mar 18, 2020 2:02:16 AM
In an enterprise with multiple systems across various departments, database administrators find not only multiple database platforms such as Oracle and SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL but also different versions of each platform. DBA's usually manage tens to hundreds up to thousands of database instances of different platforms and versions within the company.

 

Each database platform and sometimes each version come with their own set of tools, it is a waste of time switching through multiple applications just to monitor and manage hundreds of database instances.

 

dbWatch is the perfect solution to monitor and track all your instances for you. The dbWatch alert module is powerful and flexible, so you can configure precisely how you receive alerts, what alerts you receive, who receives them and at what time of the day or week. In this way you can create alert rules to match work schedules with different alert schemes for office hours, nighttime and weekends.

See the example below.

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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring

Analyzing SQL Server Indexes with dbWatch

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jan 16, 2020 3:50:26 AM
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Does managing database server farms differ from database instances?

Posted by Andreas Hope on Nov 11, 2019 2:30:00 PM

We all experience how the number of database instances keep growing (especially SQL Servers) in the last few years.

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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitoring, databaseoperations

Managing SQL Server farms..

Posted by Andreas Hope on Oct 22, 2019 11:11:00 AM

On October 15, 2019, Per Christopher held a webinar for the DBA Fundamentals virtual group in PASS about managing large database server farms. He compares how going from a small family farm to a large industrial farm compares to going from a handful of SQL servers to large database server farms, and looks at how you will need to update your mindset and tool set as the farms grows:

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Topics: sqlmonitoring, databaseoperations, webcasts, events