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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

There are differences between performance tuning on a RAC database versus a single instance. In this paper, Kathy Gibbs, Sr. Oracle DBA, will explore the RAC-only waits as well as some tuning suggestions for code to help your RAC environme... 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

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

In this white paper, Tom LaRock, Technical Evangelist and SQL Server MVP, demystifies query tuning by providing a rigorous 12-step process that database professionals at any level can use to systematically assess and adjust query performan... View More

It can be a daunting task to put together everything you need in a pre-upgrade checklist. This paper compiles the top eleven items that you should include in any checklist for migrating your database server to SQL Server 2012. Including th... View More

Authored by Dean Richards, Senior DBA, the SQL tuning methods presented in this paper are derived from years of SQL tuning and Oracle database performance consulting. The methodology follows a simple, repeatable, four-step process and is a... 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

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


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