DBTA Downloads: White Papers
It’s IT’s dirty little secret. Every time you touch database schema there’s a 76% chance it will break your application. Download the whitepaper: Bringing sexy back…to the database. Learn why it’s not a tools issue. It's a process issue. Understand how a model-based approach and rich interface for authoring schema changes across multiple platforms can eliminate manual scripting, provide fast, accurate application deployment, and break through change request backlogs. After all, you don’t need more SQL. You need less.
This white paper explores the advantages of EMC for Oracle for Oracle DBAs and discusses how EMC is delivering real advantages in performance, management, and cost.
Read about the challenges affecting multi-database environments, how server virtualization is being deployed, and how EMC private cloud solutions for Oracle can meet those challenges.
This IDC Vendor Spotlight – examines the issues of choosing the right infrastructure, fast successful adoption of databases, applications versions and vendors, and finally integrated support between database and application providers without adding risk to the business.
See how Callaway Golf implemented a “split-mirror” backup solution to ensure high-performance, high-reliability and recoverability, as well as perform backups to offset the loads on primary SAP servers.
THE IDEA OF THE REAL-TIME ENTERPRISE is straightforward: Increase your organizational responsiveness through automated processes and raise organizational effectiveness and competiveness. If your organization can fulfill orders, manage inventory, resolve customer issues, and implement strategies to address changing circumstances faster and more efficiently, your organization is going to be more successful. However, for most enterprises, this is still an unrealized objective. Increasing data volumes, data varieties, and business demands are now stretching the limitations of traditional data management technologies and intensifying the challenge of integrating and analyzing data in real-time. Consequently, many organizations are looking beyond their current IT infrastructures. Download this report to learn about the leading technologies enabling organizations to deliver data across the enterprise in real-time. Sponsored by Oracle, SAP, Objectivity, JackBe and BackOffice Associates.
The use case introduced identifies key actions, requirements and practices that can support activities to help formulate a plan for successfully moving data to the Cloud.
This white paper summarizes the results of the Edison Group’s evaluation of web portals for viewing and interacting with data models. The web portals evaluated were created for the following data modeling tools: CA ERwin Data Modeler (ERwin), Embarcadero ER/Studio (ER/Studio), and Sybase PowerDesigner (PowerDesigner).
CA ERwin Data Modeler enables organizations to collect and serve data models from and to any web data source and data management system in the cloud.
This white paper by industry expert Alec Sharp illustrates these points and provides specific guidelines and techniques for a business-oriented approach to data modeling. Examples demonstrate how business professionals.
Relational database management systems (RDBMSs) are systems of software that manage databases as structured sets of tables containing rows and columns with references to one another through key values. They include the ability to optimize storage, process transactions, perform queries, and preserve the integrity of data structures. When used with applications, they provide the beating heart of the collection of business functions supported by those applications. They vary considerably in terms of the factors that impact the total cost of running a database application, yet users seldom perform a disciplined procedure to calculate such costs. Most users choose instead to remain with a single vendor's RDBMS and never visit the question of ongoing hardware, software, and staffing fees.
The sheer volume and complexity of information generated by today’s enterprises has created the pressing need for a next-generation of business applications and database solutions. These solutions must be capable of handling a massive number of transactions and meeting the demands of an ever-growing population of concurrent users. SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (SAP Sybase ASE) is a high-performance transactional database platform that is optimized for SAP Business Suite software and designed to deliver the exceptional performance and reliability required in the big data era. IBM Power Systems is a highly scalable UNIX platform tuned for SAP application and data management software. In collaboration, the SAP-IBM alliance of solutions create the optimal landscape for heightened performance levels to keep up with real-time business and increased operational efficiency in the face of growing complexity – the best of both worlds.
While the database landscape is growing with information quantities and varying data types, it is evident that the RDBMS will retain its position as the system of record for the enterprise. The old criteria for selecting a RDBMS platform have been superseded and today’s RDBMS evaluation principles seek to enhance reliability, adaptability, scalability, predictability, and manageability. With its remarkable heritage and bright future as part of SAP’s flagship information management technology, SAP Sybase ASE merits inclusion onto any enterprise’s RDBMS vendor selection checklist.
Today's database technology landscape is more dynamic than ever before. With growing data volume, data types and data uses, many organizations are using an array of specialized information management technologies to manage their data. Despite fresh breakthroughs and noteworthy solutions, identifying and selecting the right relational database management (RDBMS) platform is still a vital obligation and transactional databases continue to remain at the heart of the enterprise’s information processing responsibilities. In optimizing data management technologies in the organization, one must learn how the latest trends in information management are affecting IT organizations, why a ‘one size fits all’ database no longer makes sense, and how integrated solutions such as the SAP Real Time Data Platform can provide a logical, unified approach to data management.
Find out how SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise helps companies address key challenges in the areas of performance, reliability, and efficiency when it comes to exponential data growth. SAP Sybase ASE offers high data-processing responsiveness and throughput, and predictable, consistent performance.
Cloud databases are on the rise as more and more businesses look to capitalize on the advantages of cloud computing to power their business applications. In fact, a recent Unisphere Research study found that nearly one-third of organizations are currently using or plan to use a cloud database system within the next 12 months. Download this complimentary report, sponsored by NuoDB, GenieDB, 10gen, Cloudant, Progress DataDirect, Clustrix, Objectivity and TransLattice, to gain a deeper understanding of the different types of cloud databases, their unique benefits and how they are revolutionizing the IT landscape.
The good, old-fashioned relational database has faced disruption since the turn of the millennium, and the disruption is peaking now. Through the explosion of the “NoSQL databases,” read how MarkLogic stands out as a clear leader in the “Enterprise NoSQL” category.
Data virtualization solves the problem of consolidating critical data scattered across silos, providing a comprehensive, actionable view of data assets. Learn how MarkLogic presents a unified view of multi-structured data across organizational silos.
Oracle GoldenGate 11g Release 2 is the most feature rich, robust, and flexible data replication product on the market today. Written for business project owners, key stakeholders, and the entire IT organization, this white paper provides an overview of the new features in Oracle GoldenGate 11g Release 2.
This white paper describes Oracle’s mature, well-crafted strategy for meeting the new data integration requirements. Oracle Data Integration delivers pervasive and continuous access to timely and trusted data across heterogeneous systems. It includes a broad family of products designed to deliver maximum performance with low cost of ownership, ease of use, and reliability. Its comprehensive capabilities support the fundamental requirements of the enterprise including real-time and bulk data movement, data transformation, bi-directional replication, data services, data federation, and data quality for customer and product domains.
BIG DATA, a well-used term defining the growing volume, variety, velocity, and value of information surging through organizations-has become more than a buzz phrase thrown about at conferences and in the trade press. Big Data is now seen as the core of enterprise growth strategies. Business leaders recognize the rewards of effectively capturing and building insights from Big Data, and see the greatest opportunities for Big Data in competing more effectively and growing business revenue streams. As the amount and variety of data grows, so do the skills required to capture, manage and analyze this data. This specialized issue of Best Practices from Oracle, Attunity, Couchbase, HiT Software Inc, Progress DataDirect, LexisNexis, Confio and Objectivity focus on a more formidable challenge: making Big Data valuable to the business. Complimentary from DBTA.
Database usage is increasing sharply at a time when license and maintenance fees are also on the rise. Motivated by successful migrations to Linux and JBoss, IT organizations are turning to open source based RDBMS alternatives to control costs and improve operating leverage. Migrating from Oracle to open source based alternatives like Postgres Plus Advanced Server requires a clear understanding of human, technical and operational risks, and a game plan by which to manage those risks over an extended time horizon. That game plan includes a comprehensive technical assessment of your application databases, Oracle compatibility software that eliminates migration risks and costs, and a partner with deep domain expertise in Oracle database migrations. This paper will provide best practices for migrating Oracle applications to lower cost PostgreSQL alternatives; quantifying and mitigating associated risks; and reducing the operational pain associated with migration.
It’s no surprise that organizations still struggle with some level of bad data. Many don’t know where to start, who’s responsible for, or how to sustain a data quality initiative over the long haul. Written by leading industry analyst Dr. Elliot King, this ebook answers these questions and offers insight into the complex role of a data steward.
The requirements of interactive online applications are dramatically increasing, with users demanding ever-higher levels of availability (uptime). At the same time, datacenter and cloud infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex and failure prone. A novel approach to multi-regional replication of MySQL is presented, which in combination with several other minor modifications to the application stack can make 100% availability a reality. A future vision is provided for the next-generation applications enabled by this innovative solution.
The appeal of in-memory technology is growing as organizations face the challenge of Big Data, in which decision-makers seek to harvest insights from terabytes and petabytes worth of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data that is flowing into their enterprises. This special thought leadership series provides context and insight on the use of in-memory technology, and detailed explanations of new solutions from SAP, Tableau Software, Tibco Spotfire, JackBe, Terracotta and MemSQL. Complimentary from DBTA.
Is your organization’s systems and data environments ready for the Big Data surge? If not, you are not alone. A recent study conducted among Independent Oracle User Group members by DBTA’s Unisphere Research finds that fewer than one-in-five data managers are confident their IT infrastructure will be capable of handling the survey of Big Data. This special Best Practices section from DBTA provides context and insight on the need to address this issue now, and detailed explanations of new technologies for dealing with Big Data from Aster/Teradata, MarkLogic, Akiban, Progress/Data Direct, Infinitegraph, HP-Vertica and Denodo. Complimentary from DBTA.
Big data offers both vast opportunities as well as vexing challenges for every organization it touches. To be of value, information needs to be readily available, as close to real time as possible, to users in any location. Though the onset of big data has made that task more daunting, the enormous competitive advantages that come with effectively managing big data can far outweigh performance issues. The problem is many existing databases and data environments are not prepared, as performance may degrade when massive amounts of data in various formats are brought into current environments. Along with the technical issues associated with managing data growth, many organizations are simply not ready from a management point of view.
To compete in today’s economy, organizations need the right information, at the right time, at the push of a keystroke. But the challenge of providing end users access to actionable information when they need it has also never been greater than today. Enterprise data environments are not only growing in size, but in complexity - with a dizzying array of different data sources, types and formats. The September 2012 Best Practices in Data Integration, Master Data Management, and Data Virtualization report examines the data integration challenges and opportunities that Big Data is currently presenting data-driven organizations.
DBTA plunges into the topic of unstructured data in this thought-provoking and solutions-providing PDF section. Analyst Joseph McKendrick pens some of the timeliest and most unique perspective to date on leveraging and managing unstructured data, sourcing industry leaders and ground-breaking Unisphere Research user studies. Then eight market leading organizations map their solutions for accessing, managing and leveraging unstructured data, and target your IT and business needs with ten pages of clear, concise and cutting edge content. Get up-to-speed rapidly with this brand new section from DBTA. Complimentary.
With the rise of big data, the database and data management tools market is in a state of flux, the likes of which have not been seen in this sector before. Companies are now awash in big data, and end users are demanding greater capability and integration to mine and analyze new sources of information. As a result, organizations are supplementing their relational database environments with new platforms and approaches that address the variety and volume of information being handled. In this special section in Database Trends and Applications analyst Joseph McKendrick brings you up on current thinking and strategies users and vendors are pursuing to extract value from large, often unwieldy data stores. This is followed by nine separate sponsored content pieces focusing on in-memory, real-time data integration, data virtualization, BI, columnar databases, NoSQL and Hadoop.
The rise of Big Datais challenging many long-held assumptions about the way data is organized, managed, ingested, and digested. However, for many organizations, Big Data is still a new frontier that they have only begun to explore. "Many organizations leave their data to pile up; they are aware of it as a resource but haven't analyzed it. They don't know what's useful and what's worthless." This fourteen-page section from the March edition of Database Trends and Applications is an invaluable resource that provides multiple perspectives on the chief challenges our readers face and the solutions that will enable organizations to begin tapping into the power of Big Data assets.
Key extracts from Database Trends and Applications from the December print edition focus on "Data Security and Compliance".
Onsystex is changing the way the world views MultiValue applications by increasing the value of those critical business applications that have provided organizations with a competitive edge for many years. As an alternative to re-engineering or replacing proven, functional and stable applications, Onsystex provides the tools and services to allow these applications to be executed on recognized, standard relational databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL, integrated with standard business intelligence (BI) tools, and interfaced with the latest Internet technologies in languages such as .NET and JAVA.