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Data Summit Connect Fall 2020 Presentations Now Available On-Demand

Videos of presentations from Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, a 3-day series of data management and analytics webinars presented last week by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, are now available for on-demand viewing on the DBTA YouTube channel. Use this opportunity to take another look, catch up on a session you missed, or share with a colleague! Read More

Ensuring High Availability for SAP Landscapes on AWS

While the cloud can offer an organization a wide array of benefits—including a reduction in infrastructure costs, greater flexibility to deploy regionally, and more—it's not always an organization's first choice when it comes to building out an SAP landscape, where high availability (HA) is essential. If you're invested in real-time analytics or building out AI services that depend on uninterrupted access to your SAP landscape, you don't want to find yourself unable to access the data and services you need. Read More

Redefining BI for Real-Time at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Bruno Kurtic, founding vice president, strategy & solutions, Sumo Logic, presented a keynote titled "Redefining Business Intelligence for Real-Time Businesses." Sumo Logic provides best-in-class cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and real-time insights for web and SaaS-based apps. "Continuous intelligence is business intelligence redefined," said Kurtic. Read More

Exploring How DataOps Principles Improve Data Governance at Data Summit Connect Fall 2020

At Data Summit Connect Fall 2020, Ryan Gross, vice president of emerging technology at Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm, explained how innovations are poised to drive process and cultural changes to data governance, leading to order-of-magnitude improvements. "Today, data governance is often the weakest pillar in a modern data enterprise, holding back the realization of value," said Gross. Read More



Todd Schraml

Database Elaborations

Todd Schraml

  • Staging Versus Landing Areas in Analytics Environments Plenty of analytics environments have landing areas, plenty have staging areas, and some have both. So, are landing and staging just synonyms for the same thing? A survey of usage would show there is much overlap in implementations, and even some confusion.
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Craig S. Mullins

DBA Corner

Craig S. Mullins

  • The Cloud and Database Administration Database administration includes responsibility for ensuring the ongoing operational functionality and efficiency of an organization's databases and the applications that access those databases. Traditionally, for the DBA, this has meant becoming an expert about "all things" related to a particular database management system (DBMS), such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM Db2, and others, and that the DBMS was installed on-premise on physical servers.
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Kevin Kline

SQL Server Drill Down

Kevin Kline

  • Automation in Azure Using Elastic Database Jobs If you are an old hand at Microsoft SQL Server, you have probably used the SQL Server Agent (i.e., SQL Agent) service and MSDB database for the last 20 years. With a humble and largely unchanged feature set since it was first introduced, SQL Agent is one of those incredibly useful and cost-saving features we have come to expect from the Microsoft Data Platform. However, SQL Agent faces one important shortcoming: It can run on Azure VMs and on Azure SQL Managed Instances, but it is not available on Azure SQL Database. As a result, we need a substitute.
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Guy Harrison

Emerging Technologies

Guy Harrison

  • QLDB Paves the Way for Blockchain Databases For the past few years, database vendors have been busily enhancing their cloud offerings and consolidating the innovations that arose more than 10 years ago from the big data and NoSQL movements. While both NoSQL and big data were enormously influential for database technology, it remains true that the vast majority of databases are running on architectures that are positively ancient in computer science terms.
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  • How Microsoft and Citrix Are Enabling the Future of Remote Work Citrix and Microsoft have a complicated history, but they've recently taken their relationship to new heights by announcing an extension of their partnership to help businesses better manage a remote workforce. Since the pandemic began, CIOs have been looking for ways to bring the office experience to the home and in the process put their enterprises anywhere. At the same time, CFOs are wondering just how to do so with the evolution of OpEx subscription options.
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