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In order to assist enterprises in identifying optimal solutions for effective server monitoring, Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) analysts conducted primary research comparing server monitoring products from SolarWinds and Microsoft

Read this research brief by HDI and understand the requirements and factors influencing technical service and support in the education sector. Find out how educational institutions and businesses deal with customer service and, and how the... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This whitepaper will help you create a list of pre- and post-installation tasks to complete when migrating your database server to SQL Server 2014. Preparing and following a checklist is likely to help you avoid most, if not all, potential... View More

Date: 05 Sep, 2014 | Registration Required

Find out how IT pros can save time in managing help desk tickets and support tasks. Learn some easy and effective ways to allow IT pros to simplify the manual and time-consuming process of providing IT support to end-users.

In this whitepaper we’ll discuss the fundamentals of identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving VoIP call quality issues.

Monitor website availability and performance across Web pages and infrastructure elements. Learn these tips to proactively monitor website performance issues caused by front-end components.

The state of unassisted support (aka web self-service) has become increasingly popular in 2014. Self-service success rates are up, companies continue to invest in knowledge management, and more companies are including tools for customers t... View More

Each U.S. federal agency must implement information security safeguards, audit these safeguards annually, and make an accounting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, agencies face a number of challenges in implementing an... View More

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