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How to Avoid an Accidental DBA Pitfall

The “Accidental DBA” is a database management pitfall we’ve covered before, but it’s one we see all too often and bears repeating. The name itself speaks to less-than-ideal database management circumstances. Picture this: An under-qualified IT team member (through no fault of their own) is left with the charge of managing the company’s most critical data, simply because they have the most bandwidth (probably not enough) and a “good enough” database management knowledge base (but far from being an expert). While this solution may keep things running for the most part, your databases deserve (and need) more than “good enough.”
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Beware of These Database Management Mistakes

Your databases are pivotal to the day-to-day productivity and overall success of your organization, but they’re also very complex systems with many moving parts. To keep them well-managed you need support that can handle the normal, everyday processes as well as one-off issues and emergencies.
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The Cloud and Seismic Shifts for the Modern DBA

on 7/11/18 9:08 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Cloud Database Administration Database
As more and more data moves to the cloud, the role of the Database Administrator (DBA) has been called into question more than a few times. There’s no denying that the cloud and the wave of digital transformation it has brought with it has changed how many companies do business. And the databases that support that transformation have certainly been impacted as well.
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5 Reasons to Get Database Support from a Managed Services Provider

on 6/26/18 8:00 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Administration Database
While technology has enabled incredible advancements in every industry, the speed of change has left many organizations scrambling to catch up on how to best manage that technology.
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Solutions for Managing the Modern Database: The Challenges of an Accidental DBA

on 6/19/18 9:43 AM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Administration Remote DBA
Putting a number on the full value of having a great Database Administrator (DBA) would be a nearly impossible task, to say the least. This role is responsible for not only managing the data that keeps your business up and running, but finding ways to truly optimize those systems to help your business thrive.
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Solutions for Managing the Modern Database: The Internal Senior DBA

on 4/26/18 4:33 PM By | ManageForce | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Administration Database
The digital transformation means regardless of your industry, technology is likely at the heart of your business. Your daily operations rely on the applications that support them, and in turn, the performance and reliability of these applications are completely dependent on the databases behind them.
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The Changing Roles of the Modern DBA

on 4/19/18 10:20 AM By | ManageForce | 1 Comment | Database Database Administration Database Management
Headlines championing automation and the cloud may seem to confirm the DBA is dead, but in reality, that’s far from the case. Although many DBA tasks can be automated, there’s still a lot of strategy that DBAs must tackle, and with data underlying every application in your organization it’s more crucial than ever that your database environments are as available and optimized as possible.
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Why It’s Time to Get Proactive with Your Database Management

on 2/1/18 1:41 PM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Database Management Database Administration
In a recent post we proposed a few “database resolutions” for the new year. At the top of that list was “Stop Reacting, Get Proactive.” The value of ending the cycle of “deal with it as it happens” with your databases cannot be overstated.
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Database Management and Security in the Cloud

on 10/26/17 10:17 AM By | Dan Ryan | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Database Administration
There are few tasks more integral to business success than ensuring the security and efficiency of your Oracle, SQL Server, or NoSQL databases. So, it’s no surprise that security remains a top concern for enterprise data management. Although the cloud is more secure than ever before, recent high-profile breaches from the likes of Equifax, Target, and AWS, have made this uphill trust battle even more difficult for cloud service providers.
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Building a Strong Database Maintenance Strategy

on 9/19/17 10:56 AM By | Mike Williams | 0 Comments | Database Management Database Administration
At first glance the terms maintenance and strategy may seem to be at polar opposite ends of the IT lexicon. The former calls to mind the daily grind of all that is required to keep all of your enterprise apps up and running to keep your business running smoothly. The latter evokes visions of smart, industry-redefining actions that will give a company a competitive edge.
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