A Database is a collection of records stored in a computer in a systematic way, so that a computer program can consult it to answer questions. For better retrieval and sorting, each record is usually organized as a set of data elements (facts). The items retrieved in answer to queries become information that can be used to make decisions. The computer program used to manage and query a database is known as a database management system (DBMS).
If you specialize in relational database management technology, you’ve probably heard a lot about “big data” and the open source Apache Hadoop project. Perhaps you’ve also heard about IBM’s new Big SQL technology, which enables IBM® InfoSphere® BigInsights™ users to query Hadoop data using industry-standard SQL. Curious? This paper introduces you to Big SQL, answering many of the common questions that relational database management system (DBMS) users have about this IBM technology.
Discover what you need to know to successfully manage your diverse database infrastructures in this new white paper. Topics include:
• Balancing key business metrics
• Understanding a DBAs challenges
• Finding the right tools to monitor and manage the database environment
• ...and much more!
In an ever-changing world, DBAs are managing more complex, business-critical systems. With demands of high performance and around-the-clock uptime, how can they keep providing maximum service levels? Advanced performance management is the answer. Learn more – read this Dell Software white paper.
When application performance issues occur, it seems DBAs get blamed – even if databases aren’t the cause.
In this new white paper, see how to maintain peak database performance at all times – and how to prove, beyond a doubt, your databases aren’t causing the headaches! Read this paper today.
Go beyond one-dimensional virtual machine performance. Foglight for Virtualization helps you visualize, analyze and optimize your entire virtual infrastructure health. In this technical brief, learn how Foglight simplifies cross-platform database performance monitoring and management. Read it today.
In "Proactive Performance Management for Enterprise Databases," read about the inherent challenges of proactive database management, and what to look for when choosing the right management tool for your company. Get this white paper today.
Forrester benchmark data on current state of application availability and performance within the enterprise. In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and business services. Read the report to learn the key findings of this study.
Avaya Aura Communication Manager is a vital component of an industry best-in-class redundant server solution that can support the available uptime today’s businesses demand. Do you demand more in your server solution?
Faced with trends like cloud and the rapid rise of mobile devices, IT needs a new, simpler model of building networks to support and optimize applications. In this Lippis Report, learn how the Cisco ISR Application Experience Router helps you improve application speed, security, and control.
Does your WAN provide sufficient performance and reliability for your remote-site users? In this guide, discover how to design a full-service network with secure, encrypted communications using Cisco Dynamic Multipoint VPN technology.
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Without document classification in play, it's impossible to know what to protect. The mobile ecosystem makes workers infinitely more productive, which is one reason that it won’t go
away. This white paper explores the question: How can IT govern and protect content in such ad hoc and semi-structured environments? Please download whitepaper to learn more.
In this paper, we explore the IT management environment. How can you integrate document solutions across
desktops, mobile apps, and the cloud to better meet business demands, without creating so much complexity
that it causes IT to suffer? Please download to learn more.
For the past several years, the nature of enterprise productivity has been forever changed by the new breed of
mobile devices. Personal smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Gone are the days when every enterprise gave
its employees a security-focused BlackBerry. Cloud-based productivity apps can be downloaded in seconds.
Compared to even a few years ago, enterprises are operating in a new world. Please download whitepaper to learn more.
Analyst Wayne Kernochan of Infostructure Associates documents the analytics speed-up capability of DB2 with BLU Acceleration and explains how DB2 BLU compares with competitors. His conclusion after reviewing test results? Not surprisingly, the results verified a consistent, roughly order-of-magnitude speedup using BLU Acceleration, against DB2 pre-BLU and against some obvious competitors. What is his advice to readers about DB2 BLU? If your upcoming database needs analytics/BI/reporting-related, why would you not use BLU Acceleration for them? In other words, what are you waiting for?
In an ever-changing world, DBAs are managing more complex, business-critical systems. The problem is the business isn’t slowing down, and budgets are getting smaller. Advanced performance management is the answer. Learn more – read this Dell Software white paper.
Learn about FlexPod Select with Hadoop and how this enterprise class Hadoop has validated, pre-configured components that allow for faster deployment, higher reliability, and smoother integration with your existing applications and infrastructure.
Learn how to maximize the business value of your data by having a storage infrastructure that will easily address long-term retention policies, finds and retrieves content quickly from long-term repositories, and uses object storage efficiently.
Service providers are already virtualizing and distributing applications and storage across the WAN, driving meshed data center architectures. The supporting Data Center Connect infrastructure will only be successful when it delivers cost-effective scale and meets user requirements for reliability and latency.
This evolution will be addressed through the DWDM infrastructure, with integrated T-ROADM for flexibility, and metro and long haul 100G transport to meet scale and reach requirements. The infrastructure will deliver fixed, predictable latency without traffic loss, and high reliability. It is also inherently protocol transparent.
Alcatel-Lucent is the leader in optical transport solutions worldwide, and the 1830 PSS — with first to market 100G coherent DWDM — provides the lowest TCO, lowest risk, and
most capable solution available. This is the solution of DWDM and T-ROADM at 100G that service providers need today for DCC.
Responding to increasing security threats and regulation, enterprises face a range of challenges in providing a comprehensive IT security program. Organizations are now shifting to the real-time transfer of data between data centers, and implementing on-the-fly data encryption with key management for security. Physical Layer encryption is the preferred method for securing data across the data center connect (DCC) WAN, deployed across optical fiber and DWDM for converged LAN and SAN traffic. Optical DWDM solutions enable the highest throughput for DCC at the lowest TCO.
The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) is a best-of-breed DWDM platform, and the integrated physical layer encryption lowers data center security risks and increases data confidentiality, integrity and availability.
Effective IT planning and decision making are dependent upon having a complete asset inventory and an accurate understanding about dependencies available before, during and after IT change activities. Application discovery and dependency mapping (ADDM) solutions automate the process of discovering and mapping transactions and applications to the underlying infrastructure and application interdependencies. Learn how Riverbed Cascade’s built-in application discovery and dependency mapping capabilities can help you shorten project times and mitigate risk.
In a recent Gartner survey of IT organizations, respondents cited data growth, system performance, and network congestion as their top three barriers to productivity. Because productivity enhances revenue, businesses are investing in technologies that boost it. But if it all relies on a network that is being deluged with data, how can IT professionals side-step these issues to increase productivity and reduce costs? Learn more.
Technologies can streamline an existing process (often paper-based in small to medium-size businesses), making the process faster, reviews more effective, goals much clearer, and results easier to track. Leverage more efficient and effective performance and goal management processes in your small to medium-size business by following these FIVE steps.