The High Performance Database Administrator

The combination of cross-platform environments, added database complexity, more data, and less headcount is a challenge for database administrators (DBAs) trying to maintain high database availability and performance. Discover techniques DBAs can use to streamline and automate storage, performance, and capacity management to deliver high database performance and availability—helping to ensure overall database success.

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Case Study: Xirrus Increases Cross-Sell & Reduces Errors with CPQ

Xirrus, a leader in high-performance wireless networking, was faced with a long and tedious quoting process. Sales reps would often forget components, forget to add support, and even had to retract on discounts. What’s more, a sales engineer had to review each proposal because of its complexity. CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) was introduced to simplify the quoting process. Find out how Xirrus benefitted from the CPQ solution. Read More

On the Radar Splice Machine: Bringing Operational Distributed SQL Transaction Processing to Hadoop

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  • Published: January 15 2015
Online transaction processing relies on distributed data stores, and idustry segments such as digital marketing are generating an increased demand for transaction processing. Splice Machine is a new-generation online, distributed platform deployed on Hadoop. It draws on the scalability of an existing platform to leverage a rapidly growing skills base. So it can handle the high volume of processing required for interactive online transactions.

This product analysis reviews a transactional database that is competing in an emerging market for distributed online transaction processing, currently populated by NewSQL and NoSQL start-ups. Splice Machine is helping to transform Hadoop from an analytic to an operational platform. Read More

Guide to IT Best Practices in Application-Aware Network Performance Management

Businesses are constantly striving to do more with fewer resources, and information technology (IT) departments are subject to the same pressures. They must contend with a growing number of applications and an increasingly complex infrastructure. The IT department’s arsenal includes tools for monitoring network, application, server, database, and end user performance, but typically they are not integrated with each other. That means that it’s end users who are detecting poor application performance, and the role of the IT team is reactive.

A modern performance management solution must be easy to use, include comprehensive alerting, and offer reporting that correlates data from each component of an application and the underlying infrastructure. Application-aware network performance management (AANPM) tools aim to provide a holistic view of the performance of interdependent applications, servers, and networks. Such cross-platform visibility enables the IT department to ensure high-performance delivery of critical business applications.

This white paper describes the trends in application performance and network diagnostic tools and the drivers of AANPM. You’ll learn about best practices for implementing AANPM and discover some enterprise use cases. Read More

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Winning the War for Talent in the High-tech Industry

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