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In-Memory Databases vs Intel NVMe NUMA

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For the past few years, the hot topic for database vendors was the in-memory database. The general believe was and maybe still is, that server memory is getting cheaper and density will continuously improve. For the most part, this has been the case, maybe not as extreme as predicted. However, the data storage needs for databases increased at a much faster pace during the same time, which created another problem. Going beyond 1TB of memory in a single server will quickly become very expensive. A 1TB database used to be called very large. This attribute is now applied to the 5-10 TB databases servers. In-memory databases are needed where read and write performance are equally important. Traditional databases improve read performance by caching data in memory, but there is no way to improve write performance. To be ACID (Atomic, Consistent, Isolated and Durable) compliant, data must be written to persistent storage. An in-memory database achieves this by writing every transaction in parallel to a high-performance storage. In many cases this is a flash drive on the PCI bus or a SSD drive. But every write action must be stored away from Memory (RAM) to be ACID compliant. There are many (more…)
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Three Top Database Strategies

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Choosing a database is one of the most critical decisions your business will ever make. It goes without saying that the right database can foster growth, while the wrong one can limit it. And it is a decision that is not easily reversible. Read More

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Remote Database Service: Empowerment For Your DBA

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Consider your database administrator (DBA). Most DBAs spend their workdays on capacity planning, installation, configuration, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, backup, and data recovery — after they have resolved all the trouble tickets and answered all the panic-stricken user calls.

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The Top Five Reasons to Have a Database Managed Services Contract

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More and more businesses are looking at the advantages of a database managed services contract. It makes good business sense, it makes good technical sense, it makes good administrative sense. Here are five reasons to consider. Round the Clock Availability. Is your database administrator available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? What if you have a data emergency when he or she is on vacation? With a database managed services contract, your database administrator is there regardless of business fluctuations, holidays, or time of day. The Global Talent Shortage. Your database needs to be under the care of staff with responsibility for capacity planning, installation, configuration, database design, migration, performance monitoring, security, troubleshooting, backup, and data recovery. Can your organization afford a team including a specialist in each of those ten areas? At Dobler Consulting, we cover our clients for all those specialties. Cost. How much are you paying in salaries and other costs of employment for your database administrator(s)? Much more than you would pay on a yearly contract, believe me. Another consideration: What is the cost of downtime? Measure it in lost revenue, regulatory fines, and expenditures on remediation. Under a database managed services contract, you (more…)

Three Major Trends in Business Data

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I see three big changes occurring in the new world of business data. Big Data. Data sets that are too large and too complex for traditional data processing are now common, and they are becoming ubiquitous. According to Wikipedia, “As of 2012, every day 2.5 exabytes of data are created.” (An exabyte is 2.5 times 10 to the 18th power.) Personal devices, from smart phones to activity monitors, generate data on nearly all of us — our location, patterns of communication, and behavior. All of this is recorded somewhere; all of it can be processed to yield information that presents business opportunities. While data sets are getting larger, the term “big data” has come to refer not so much to the size of the data sets as their predictive power. A good analytics team can spot correlations in data that unearth business trends, prevent disease, or fight crime. What’s required isn’t processing power (although that helps), but imagination and communication. The hallmark of big data is the way it crosses departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Unstructured Data. Once upon a time you could only gather data if you created a model of your expected inputs beforehand. Such modeled data can be (more…)

Five Questions to Help Decide on an Upgrade

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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This advice may be a good general principle, but when it comes to databases, not so much. Yet we often hear it when it’s time to upgrade database software. Installing an upgrade may be a significant undertaking, so many people will take any excuse to avoid it. Don’t fall back on a cliché. Here’s how to decide whether to upgrade. What’s the upgrade supposed to accomplish? If the upgrade includes performance improvements, those could have a positive effect on your business. Performance enhancements could include reduced disk calls or improved compression, which might lead to energy or cost savings or an improved experience for your users. And if the upgrade includes security fixes, then it’s a no brainer. You don’t want the next big data breach story to be about your company. Go for the upgrade. What about new features? Only you can decide if the new features will contribute to your business. But I would advise you to consider new features with an out-of-the-box approach. Often a new feature can dramatically change your work processes in ways that aren’t apparent from reading the vendor’s promotional literature. Be open to the possibility that (more…)

The Top Challenges of Database Management

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No matter what field you work in, there will be changes over time. As technology becomes more and more advanced, everyone from doctors to politicians and athletes must learn to use these changes to their advantage. While other professions have encountered these changes, few have experienced them on the same level as database administrators. Thirty years after the computerization of databases, the Internet has lead to an exponential growth within the industry – whether indirectly or directly, everything that compiles data uses a database. Recent times have proven to be an exceptional period of the production and capturing of a nearly overwhelming amount of data. This has obviously created opportunities for businesses to gain visibility into their customers and industry, but it has also created many challenges in database management. Database Management Problems Data Integration from Various Sources – With the advancement of smartphones, new mobile applications, and the Internet of Things, businesses must be able to have their data adapt accordingly. These varying types of data and sources cause a typical data center of today to contain patchwork for data management technologies. The management techniques have become more diverse than ever. Public and Private Data Security – In today’s (more…)

SAP Patches Login Security Flaw in ASE Database

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First released by Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service.

This message is for all our clients and everybody else who is running SAP (Sybase) ASE. According to this message, there is a flaw in the SAP ASE code that would allow attackers to take complete control. Read More

Discount Passes still available for ISUG-TECHwave 2015 Conference – Save $400 or more

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It’s Time To Act

Don’t wait any longer to register for the 2015 ISUG-TECHwave conference in Atlanta.  Early registration ends Feb 28th, so take advantage of the opportunity to get $400 off your registration fee. Read More

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