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If you became a SQL Server database administrator by way of another job, it can be overwhelming to learn what you need to know to keep your SQL Server database instances running well. Learn 12 simple yet powerful tips for SQL Server DBAs, ... View More

As DBAs, we continually face the challenge of improving the performance of our databases. Even if we do make our users satisfied, it doesn't always last very long. This paper discusses some of the more common ways to identify and improve p... View More

Oracle’s evolving support and licensing policies for Oracle RAC on VMware means you can realize the benefits of virtualization-- reducing IT costs while increasing the efficiency, utilization, and flexibility of your existing assets—withou... View More

Many CIOs have embraced the need to reposition the IT organization as a strategic component of delivering world-class products and services. For CIOs in SaaS or Web-enabled businesses, an important element in this effort is the transformat... View More

Many SQL Server database administrators use Management Data Warehouse (MDW) for performance monitoring. MDW is provided by Microsoft to all their licensed SQL Server 2008 users for free, but organizations with mission critical systems also... View More

How do you know which of your database servers is a candidate to be virtualized? What are the key measurements you should be aware of before deciding to convert a physical box to virtual? DPA can help you determine if your database server ... View More

90% of SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) for Oracle customers use both Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) and DPA to solve performance issues. This is not surprising. The combination of OEM and DPA provides the kind of help DBAs ... View More

To evaluate the difference in Oracle operation between physical and VMware servers, a direct head-to-head comparison of transaction performance was conducted using both scenarios at separate times on the same physical server. By illustrati... View More

One of the selling points of Exadata is that you just install it, drop all your indexes and it will increase your database performance significantly all within about a week. Although part of this statement is correct, if you only follow th... View More

Microsoft SQL Server Extended Events, a replacement for Trace, can provide you with a useful and very customizable framework for managing very technical, low-level event information about a SQL Server database and its instances. In this wh... View More


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