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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


Database monitoring in complex networks

Monitoring databases in large,  distributed or hybrid environments

Monitoring database or SQL servers can in itself be a complex task - as we discuss in SQL Monitoring - 5 steps to full control. But what if you have a really complex environment, with multiple locations, restricted networks behind firewalls, high number of servers or a hybrid solution with some on-premise and some in a cloud? What are the issues, and how can you resolve them?

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Thu, April 11, 2019

Vision for the Future: dbWatch Enterprise Manager 12

dbWatch Enterprise Manager 12

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Thu, April 11, 2019

Security considerations in database operations

As most DBAs know, security of data is one of the most difficult yet important tasks of maintaining a large estate of databases. It has kept more than one administrator up at night worrying about potential threats and pitfalls. With the growth of the information economy, not only is most information stored in databases, the value of that information has grown. As with anything withvalue, the threats to security increases at a direct correlation to its worth.

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Mon, July 02, 2018

What is meant by horizontal and vertical database scalability?

Database server scalability is a common practice in use by IT departments today to help them cope with ever-growing databases and server requirements.

As data requirements grow, the number of server instances in use by businesses explodes, and the importance of stable and reliable IT systems increase, it’s no longer possible for businesses to cope with rigid, non-scalable systems and tools.

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Wed, November 08, 2017

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

Optimizing Oracle and SQL Server licensing 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 our dbWatch tools, 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...

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Tue, May 16, 2017

Optimizing SQL Server operations: First steps

When the number of SQL Servers begins to grow along with your business, it is often difficult to keep up. A lack of coordination or database administrators can exacerbate problems associated with this growth. Consolidating and optimizing your servers will go a long way toward reducing the cost and complexity of your database environment. This brief is the first in a series of articles on optimizing SQL Server environments and SQL Monitoring , describing the initial steps to take toward consolidation. 

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Thu, January 19, 2017
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