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In this eBook, SolarWinds Head Geek, Kong Yang, defines the 4 essentials skills to master as a virtualization administrators: Discovery, Alerting, Remediation and Troubleshooting. Virt admins will learn the what, why, and how behind master... View More

Date: 28 Aug, 2015

For a complete picture of what's going on in your network, look beyond the network itself to correlate events in applications, databases, and middleware.

Date: 19 Aug, 2015 | Registration Required

IT pros must perform due diligence when selecting a monitoring vendor. If you are comparing SolarWinds against WhatsUp Gold, AcutalTech Media's technical team has done a lot of the leg work for you. This short paper provides a detailed fea... View More

Date: 21 Jul, 2015 | Registration Required

In order to have a responsive and resilient website, there are critical decisions you should make in the planning process with regard to security, load testing, load balancing and scalability. In this paper, Terri Donahue, Microsoft IIS MV... View More

Date: 21 Jul, 2015 | Registration Required

Response time analysis is an approach that enables DBAs to measure the time spent on query execution and, therefore, measure the performance impact on end users. In this paper, Senior DBA Dean Richard describes response time analysis in de... View More

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

Databases are one of the last frontiers for virtualizing into a VMware environment. They can be very resource intensive, so many companies have been hesitant to move them into a virtual environment. Most of the hesitation has come from poo... View More

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

Virtualization makes it much more difficult for DBAs to see the interaction between the database and the underlying server resources. Here are five scenarios that merit attention for DBAs with VMware.

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

This paper discusses five key concerns that every company should consider when weighing the costs, benefits, and risks of migrating their production database servers to the Cloud, including platform capabilities, data security, total costs... View More

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

Response time analysis is an approach that enables DBAs to measure the time spent on query execution and, therefore, measure the performance impact on end users. In this paper, you’ll learn about response time analysis in detail and get an... View More

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

Read this engaging eBook to learn the adventures of a help desk technician who tries to bring about a change in his organization’s help desk process. This eBook discusses 4 key challenges faced by IT support teams and how can they overcome... View More

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

Authored by Dean Richards, Senior DBA, the SQL tuning methods presented in this detailed paper follow a simple, repeatable, four-step process. Several tuning case studies help illustrate how the method works in real applications. This meth... View More

Date: 15 Jun, 2015

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