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2018 Trends for Database and Data Management – Six Months Later (Trend 1)

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Enterprise database platforms are expected to expand beyond traditional relational database models to include non-relational alternative models   Read about Trend 2 Six months in, it seems quaint now to say that the world of non-relational data has exploded. Customers now expect general purpose database platforms will support a whole new level of workloads and functions. This is driven in part by the emergence of the non-relational technologies of NoSQL and Hadoop and the creative force to extract new value from data. The new standard is the ability to use multiple data types, video, graph and spatial capabilities, in addition to data virtualization and data virtualization support. Real time data analysis is now the norm and no longer the exception. Six months in, is it safe to say we are at the acceptance level of this trend but implementation and vision remains another matter?  Want to find out more about how your company can leverage the power of non-relational data and your database platform?   Join Dobler Consulting and Anthony Antonello, VP, SAP HANA Global Center of Excellence, for a Live Webinar June 19th, 2018 @ 2:00 PM EDT for: SAP Sybase Roadmap 2018 View Video Replay and Download Presentation (more…)

Dobler Consulting Recognized by Inc5000 as Top IT Services Company in Tampa Bay

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For the first time in its company history, Dobler Consulting was featured in the prestigious Inc5000 listing. The class of 2017 named 79 companies from the Tampa Bay area among the nation’s fastest growing companies. To join the ranks of Tampa Bay’s fastest growing companies on the national stage is a great honor. We know how hard it is to achieve growth and success on an accelerated path. Congratulations to our fellow neighbors and Inc5000 honorees from the Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay Times published a prominent article and quoted; “Among the 11 IT services firms ranked here, Tampa’s 55 employee Dobler Consulting Services landed at the highest spot at No. 1002 on the Inc.5000 with a growth rate of 432 percent. Peter Dobler founded the business in 2008.” We’ve been working hard to build an organization modeled on providing critical services to companies around the globe who are in need of database management, design, support and migration. As part of our accelerated growth and dedication to supporting any database platform, we added Microsoft Gold Partner (Data) and an Oracle Gold Partner to our list of achievements. Being featured on the Inc5000 list is not just a huge honor, but (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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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…)

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 ASE Edge Edition

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This might be the biggest announcement from SAP you never heard of. After dropping the name Sybase from its product names last year, SAP is quietly reshaping its database platform offerings. And I mean this in a good way. Under the Sybase name there were 2 ASE products; Sybase ASE Enterprise Edition (EE) and Sybase ASE Small Business Edition (SBE). The Sybase ASE EE product was and still is the flagship and the most commonly known edition of Sybase. But it came with a hefty price ticket. To offer a Sybase ASE database server to the SMB market space, Sybase created ASE SBE, limited to 2 CPU sockets and 8 engines on a physical server, at a very low price. The server virtualization revolution has dramatically changed the server landscape and database servers made their transitions to the new world. The majority of newly deployed database servers are virtualized, either on premise or in the cloud. The Sybase ASE EE 15.7 database server enabled Sybase clients to make the move to the virtual servers with the introduction of the threaded kernel model. SAP ASE EE 16 continued the optimization for virtual servers and offers one of the most advanced database (more…)

Database Managed Services

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Your database is the virtual extension of your organization. Maintaining it as a flexible and uninterrupted flow of data is absolutely critical in keeping your business operating smoothly and efficiently – to put it simply, data flow interruptions simply cannot be tolerated. Organizations today demand the highest levels of data security and information available to support their data, but do not have the time or skill level to properly service their database. With Database Managed Services from Dobler Consulting, our clients have the time to focus on their core business while we keep their database running at peak performance and resilience. Benefits of Database Managed Services With over 200 years of combined experience in database management and support, the Dobler Consulting team taps into a broad range of database experience to fully service our clients. We diligently work to save you time and money on database managed services, critical support, and vital maintenance. We are prepared to quickly and proactively respond to unexpected events at all hours of the day, as our monitoring methods alter support personnel to proactively manage system alerts before they become larger issues. Our Core Database Managed Services include: Database Administration Database Monitoring and Troubleshooting Data (more…)