Database Maintenance

3 Risks due to Lack of Routine Database Maintenance

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Relationships with databases are surprisingly similar to those between people. If we don’t regularly dedicate time and resources to maintaining and nurturing them, they may not be there when we need them the most. Since it has become increasingly clear to industry executives, C-suites, and other thought leaders that data is the hottest commodity, protecting yours should be a top concern. There is no reason to risk losing your entire database, which could have catastrophic consequences. Let’s examine a few of the risks of failing to perform regular database maintenance. False Conclusions About Productivity You might have one database or you might have several. In either case, all data is organized in structures sharing one trait: associated indexes that allow data to be located efficiently. Database indexes need constant updates and adjustments. Without regular maintenance, indexes become fractured, making data retrieval cumbersome and time-consuming. From the outside, it could seem that you need to add staff to your team to complete tasks on time while the underlying problem is a system running slowly due to unmaintained indexes. False conclusions about productivity levels can have devastating financial impacts. Security Breaches Database security is simple common sense, but the associated risks with (more…)
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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…)

Database Strategy

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Elevate Your Business With The Right Database Strategy   An Effective Database Strategy for Your Business Your business’s database strategy must be developed with consideration for the varying database technologies that are available on the market and how they can be used to support the data used by your business. We start with a full evaluation of the data needs of your business, and then evaluate existing systems to determine their ability to fulfill those needs. We evaluate the following when creating an effective strategy: Required business intelligence needs Data types Existing Enterprise Technology Stack Relation with vendors Alignment of Enterprise Data Requirements to Vendor Software Database Performance requirements in relation to the Size and structure of existing databases How the data needs of the company will grow over the next 5 years With these insights, our team can go to work developing a database strategy that will support the needs of your business throughout its future growth. Whether we need to adjust your existing system or migrate to a new system, our team will ensure that your systems will be there to support your business through the growing demands of your ever-changing business needs. Database Strategy With Dobler Consulting (more…)

Webcast: What’s New In SAP Replication Server 15.7.1 SP100

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This is a recording of the Webcast “What’s New In SAP Replication Server 15.7.1 SP100” we held July 25th 2013.


 

Join us for a Webcast on July 25, 2013, to learn about support for SAP HANA, SAP Data Services, and more.

New from SAP Sybase Replication Server: We now offer support for

  • Real-time transactional replication into SAP HANA for non-SAP applications
  • Real-time change data capture (CDC) for SAP Data Services
  • Disaster recovery for SAP Business Suite applications running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE)
  • Plus, great new features for current customers

 

Learn about these new options and other features for existing SAP Replication Server customers during our Webcast. We’ll show you how the new version of SAP Replication Server replicates transactional data for non-SAP applications in real-time directly into SAP HANA – without slowing or disrupting the systems that are running the business – to create a real real-time analytics solution.

And for customers running SAP Business Suite on SAP Sybase ASE, we now have a solution that reduces both planned and unplanned downtime using SAP Replication Server.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how your organization can build a better real-time analytics solution and better protect your SAP Business Suite data.

 

Watch the recording of the webinar from 7/25/2013

 


 

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