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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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.

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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,... Read More

Case Study: Presbyterian Health

The database system at Presbyterian Health Plan was becoming increasingly expensive and unwieldy. Find out how its database system overhaul enabled agile data management and eliminated redundant infrastructure. Read More

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Winning the War for Talent in the High-tech Industry

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