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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

Date: 09 Dec, 2014 | Registration Required

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: 08 Dec, 2014 | Registration Required

You have determined IP Address is a must-have solution. Now you must consider the business case for making a purchase. In this paper, Brien Posey, freelance technology author, Microsoft MVP and former CIO, provides a detailed analysis on h... View More

Date: 04 Dec, 2014 | Registration Required

Understand the importance of remote access security to help establish a safe telecommuting environment. As remote IT support has become more common in organizations, find out how authentication and encryption play a vital role in securing ... View More

You have determined IP address management is a "must-have". Now you must decide which solution is right for you. In this paper, Brien Posey, freelance technology author, Microsoft MVP and former CIO, provides a practical hands-on compariso... View More

Date: 19 Nov, 2014 | Registration Required

While network devices are becoming more powerful, the ways for managing these devices have not kept pace. This paper discusses best practices to improve network configuration and change management (NCCM) and what to look for in a NCCM solu... View More

Date: 17 Nov, 2014 | Registration Required

In an IP-connected world, emerging trends like virtualization or BYOD pose new challenges for IT operations and have many asking whether DHCP, DNS, and IP address (DDI) management tools are “nice to have” or “must-have.” This paper discu... View More

Date: 17 Nov, 2014 | Registration Required

The proliferation of IP connected devices have created new challenges for network and systems administrators who manage DHCP, DNS and IP Addresses. In this paper, Brien Posey, freelance technology author, Microsoft MVP and former CIO, disc... View More

Date: 30 Oct, 2014 | Registration Required

Three steps to diagnose bandwidth complaints.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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