5 Tips for Managing Multiple Cloud Providers

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Cloud adoption continues to rise and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. As companies become more comfortable with the cloud platform as a tool, they are moving farther from on-prem setups. The newest trend shows many groups now using multi-cloud solutions. RightScale 201 State of the Cloud Report found that 81% of respondents have a multi-cloud environment. The organizational average was just under 5 clouds, including production and test environments. Why Multi-Cloud? – Each cloud provider has different strengths and weaknesses to offer. Using multiple clouds lets you take advantage of the best tools and applications for your workloads without limiting your resources. It can also be strategic as companies can shift workloads to their various platforms depending on current prices and availability parameters. Adopting a multi-cloud environment can help take your workload management to the next level, but it can also come with some challenges to prepare for. Here are 5 tips to help you manage multiple cloud providers. Choose Wisely – Don’t be suckered in by low rates and storage fees. Those numbers can (and will) change. The more important factor is to select the clouds that have key features you need. Look at the applications and (more…)

Data Science: Making the Most of your Big Data

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As today’s trends bring more and more data to our fingertips, the next challenge is figuring out what to do with it all. The insights gained from proper data analysis have major implications for business. Proper data analysis takes careful consideration, appropriate infrastructure, and understanding of data science. What is Data Science? This is the process of using data to draw conclusions or predict outcomes. You probably use data science already. For example, a restaurant owner may keep records of which dishes are ordered. Over time, he may notice that chili is ordered more frequently on rainy days than on sunny days. This may encourage him to prepare larger batches of chili when the weather calls for rain. This is a very simple example of data science. You can see how understanding patterns and trends in data can help prepare your business. Data science can contribute to the following business improvements: Streamline Processes – You can use data science to analyze your business processes and identify areas to streamline. Looking at your website usage statistics may show areas where your potential clients are losing focus, or identify slow and frustrating pages in your online ordering forms. Identifying these patterns can (more…)
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Sybase ASE SBE Upgrade Path

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Sybase ASE SBE is the entry level ASE server from SAP comparable to the standard editions of Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server. For limited use or internal applications, its limitation of 256 concurrent connections and hard limit to physical CPU chips are not a problem. But the limitations to 2 CPU CPU sockets makes it nearly impossible to find hardware these days or migrating a physical server to a virtual environment. SAP replaced the ASE SBE server a few years ago with its new ASE Edge Edition server. This is actually a fully functional ASE Enterprise server only limited to a max of 8 cores and it runs on virtual servers. You could just go ahead and purchase a license to the new ASE Edge Edition to overcome the limitations, but what does this mean if you already invested into the ASE SBE server? Good News SAP will now allow legacy Sybase SBE customers to get conversion credit for existing licenses. That credit can then be used to acquire ASE Edge licenses and execute the new license transaction on SAP paper. You will also get a prorated rebate for any maintenance paid that will be applied to any new maintenance (more…)
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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 belief 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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Remote Database Support | Sybase | SQL Server | Oracle

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Get Around the Clock Database Support at an Affordable Price. Traditional remote database support services offer services based on your install base, if you need it or not. We offer a new approach of database managed services that goes beyond the databases and covers the entire user experience of any application. Remote DBA Support Plans and Pricing   We Support These Systems SAP Sybase ASE 16 SAP Sybase IQ SAP Sybase Replication Server SAP Sybase PowerDesigner SAP Sybase PowerBuilder SQL Anywhere SAP HANA SAP BusinessObjects Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Microsoft SharePoint Oracle Database 12c Golden Gate Oracle RAC Oracle Enterprise Manager MySQL Times Ten In-Memory Database Discover the Difference Managed Oracle Database Services Can Have on Your Business The basic concept of a remote database support is to lower the cost of database administration. Traditionally, remote database support was offered to large enterprise corporations with entire teams of databases. The goal was to do the same at a lower cost. This is just another form of outsourcing.   The Right Remote Database Support Service Model For You Our remote database support approach is one of the most flexible in the business. It is geared towards small and medium businesses that have a one or more applications (more…)

Why You Should Consider Remote Database Support

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According to Manpower’s 2015 Talent Shortage Survey, 38% of hiring managers worldwide are struggling to fill positions in their organizations. The talent shortage isn’t quite as bad in the U.S. as it is in many parts of the world, but even here, nearly one in three (32%) hiring managers report they are struggling. The most common reasons given for hiring difficulties are “Lack of Applicants” (35%) and “Lack of Technical Competencies” (34%). If you’ve tried to fill a vacancy in IT lately, particularly in a high-demand specialty like database management, I am probably not telling you anything new. Database management is a staffing problem because it contains so many specialties. Large organizations may be able to field teams of specialists, but most small to medium-sized businesses run very lean and can’t afford to hire a team member who only works on one aspect of database management. At this level, each team member is expected to master two or three aspects, and such skilled practitioners are even more difficult to find and hire than single-aspect specialists. When positions go unfilled, critical aspects of IT, from your production system to security, can be put at risk. If you try to cover the (more…)