3 Things Companies Forget When Implementing DBaaS

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Keeping databases up-to-date is difficult. Almost a third of Oracle DBAs run over 5 different set configurations across all of their environments. Obviously, we need automation to maintain consistency across all of our environments. Also, consider that the role of […]

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Making the Database Great Again!

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Over the past decade, Database Professionals have been on the outside looking in. We’ve seen all sorts of development practices and tools to support Agile and DevOps in Development, Test, and Operations. Very few of those benefits have been realized […]

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Newsflash: The DBA is NOT Infallible

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Standard practice for updating the production database is to have a human review the proposed change and implement it.  We have done it that way for a long time.  We trust the human, or better yet the expert database administrator, […]

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Database as Code: a Novel Concept

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We talk a lot about treating the database as a first-class software citizen. We talk a lot about treating it like an enterprise’s most valuable asset. But, what about the concept introduced by Dan North on the third slide of […]

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Shouldn’t DBAs Be Part of the DevOps Inner Circle?

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DevOps is changing the culture of IT.  This movement is bringing application development and operations teams to the same table and the same time, working to understand and overcome the challenges facing the entire application delivery process—not just their piece. […]

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