Peter Dobler of Dobler Consulting to Take Over Role as President of TBTLA

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The start of 2018 is accompanied by exciting news for Peter Dobler, Founder & CEO of Dobler Consulting. With Dobler Consulting listed as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a Finalist for the Small Business of the Year awards, it comes as no surprise that Peter Dobler has been appointed to take on the role as the next President of the TBTLA.   The TBTLA, or Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association, is a local non-profit organization whose membership is limited to current and former technology executives. Its two-fold mission is to apply the collective experience of the membership to real-world technology problems, and to mentor students – and other professionals – who are anticipating careers in information technology[1]. The most important way the TBTLA achieves this goal is through their successful GETSMART program. Established in 2001, the TBTLA is one of the many reasons why Tampa Bay is becoming a booming technology hub for business of all sizes.   The TBTLA partnered with the University of Tampa’s Information & Technology Management department to create GETSMART. GETSMART, short for Getting Everyone to Study Math and Related Technologies, is an educational and mentoring (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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SAP ASE Always-On Replication / Combining HA and DR – Best of both worlds

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The recent introduction of SAP’s Always-On HADR solution, (licensed) feature of Adaptive Server Enterprise, will have former Sybase clients thinking, “why did we ever toss Sybase in favor of brand X?” After all, Wall Street was built upon the speed and reliability of Sybase software. No other product came close to its dataserver, replication server, and client/server ground-breaking technology.  ASE and Replication Servers still play an integral part in our data services, especially with regard to speed, data integrity, and heterogeneous capability. I’ve been working with these two products for over 20 years from Replication Server 11.0.2 (when I used to pull my hair out) to the most recent 15.7.1 SP305. Now, in the post-Sybase era, the ASE/RS tag team has been given a fresh tank of oxygen and continues to thrive in the marketplace. Through the introduction of practical, user-desired features incorporated by SAP, Always-On HADR continues to be a cost-effective, reliable, robust solution for many clients planning or upgrading an OLTP, HA, or DR environment.SAP ASE Always-On HADR option Dobler Consulting has performed extensive evaluation and testing on the SAP Always-On HADR feature.   SAP ASE Always-On HADR Option Dobler Consulting has performed extensive evaluation and testing (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…)
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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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How to Hire the Right DBA, Remote or Onsite

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In this post, let’s take a closer look at how to hire the best database administrator for your company. Establish and Share Your Expectations For the benefit of your company and your potential candidates, clearly define the DBA’s role and your expectations in a thoughtful, detailed job description. Provide a thorough, specific list of daily and periodic tasks the DBA will perform. Clarify whether the DBA will be providing production support, development support, or support for a hybrid of the two, wherein several third party applications are involved. Production vs. Non-Production DBAs The prime objective of a production database administrator is to keep your system running with as little disruption as possible. A DBA in this scenario, would rather keep today’s business processes running before taking radical actions to resolve an issue, this is a case by case decision and needs careful consideration. A non-production DBA is more likely to approach things differently, using trial and error and being more cavalier about when to perform system reboots, checks and maintenance. DBAs should instinctively seek to isolate the problem, minimize its impact on workflow, and keep the production system running. A key trait to actively seek in a DBA is the (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…)

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…)