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The 2019 DBTA Readers’ Choice Awards Winners

Each year, Database Trends and Applications presents the Readers' Choice Awards, providing a unique opportunity to recognize companies whose products are selected by experts whose opinions carry more weight than any others—you, the readers. Here we present the top three vote-getters in each category. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and voted! Read More

Back(up) to the Future: Keeping IT Running Through Digital Transformations

While IT has evolved significantly in the past decade as hardware and software innovations accelerate and customers seek solutions that increase efficiencies and lower costs, one aspect has remained the same: backup. And as the dependence on data grows for business insights and analytics, backup will only become more important in IT. Read More

Key Takeaways about Data and Analytics from Data Summit 2019

Data Summit 2019 in Boston drew industry experts with deep knowledge spanning all areas of enterprise IT, including AI and machine learning, analytics, cloud, data warehousing, and software licensing who presented 3 days of thought-provoking sessions, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. Here are some key takeaways from the Data Summit 2019. Read More

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Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • In Data Management, the More You Do, the More There is to be Done In order to protect your organization, it is critical to watch over the elements that have been built, keep processes running, and be on top of change. Spend the time and resources necessary to properly maintain the solutions for which you are responsible. The amount spent in such endeavors will be less time than that spent trying to play catch up on too many changes after bad things have resulted.
Recent articles by Todd Schraml
Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • Analytics Projects Offer Value and Challenges Although adopting advanced analytics is on the radar for most organizations these days, it is important to understand some of the problems that can occur as you implement analytics projects. Perhaps the most important obstacle to overcome is ensuring buy-in from your organization's leaders.
Recent articles by Craig S. Mullins
Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • Whether IT Infrastructure is On-Prem or in the Cloud, You Still Need Architects The big cloud vendors tout many reasons for running IT infrastructure in the cloud. A very prominent benefit is "accelerated innovation and delivery." That's a powerful selling point because every IT manager I have ever known wants to deliver better results, faster, and at lower cost. However, it seems that the less IT managers know about doing actual hands-on IT work, the more demanding they are.
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Guy Harrison

MongoDB Matters

Guy Harrison

  • MongoDB 4.2 Boasts Incremental Improvements MongoDB 4.2 may seem like a grab bag of features, but all of the features represent useful additions to your MongoDB toolkit. Some features—the Atlas Data Lake, for instance—need significant enhancements to cover all conceivable use cases. Nevertheless, MongoDB 4.2 will be a useful upgrade and I'd expect it to be widely deployed.
Recent articles by Guy Harrison
  • Common SQL Server Wait Types to Improve Database Performance Here is a list of common wait types and techniques that every DBA (or wannabe DBA) should know. While there are many more wait types than listed here, understanding these will give you a leg up when it comes to optimizing and tuning your SQL Server database performance.
Recent articles by Jared Hensle

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