Tag: database management



The Database Future Is in the Cloud

October 16, 2019

I’ve written before about the disappearing DBA, and how the database administration role itself is evolving. I believe the days of tuning indexes are ending, one page at a time. Cloud database services such as AWS RDS and Azure SQL Database are accelerating this …



Databases 101: Types of Databases

April 30, 2019

With SolarWinds, IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage apps, servers, databases, and hybrid clouds. The shift starts here. The internet is littered with information, and misinformation, regarding data and databases. A short time ago, a colleague asked me where to find …



Three Ways to Become Data-Centric

January 10, 2019

The conservation of quantum information is a theory that information can neither be created nor destroyed. Stephen Hawking used this theory to explain how a black hole does not consume photons like a giant cosmic eraser. It is clear to me that neither Stephen …


SolarWinds Lab Episode 70: Databases & DPA 12.0: Tune Tables Too!

November 15, 2018

In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard and Thomas LaRock will walk through the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer, as they explore advances in query performance insights, PerfStack™ integration, and the brand new table tuning advisor. Back to Video Archive Episode Transcript Welcome to another …



No, You Don’t Need a Blockchain

November 1, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology is reaching a fever pitch these days. Visit any tech conference and you’ll find more than a handful of vendors offering it in one form or another. This includes Microsoft, IBM, and AWS. Each of those companies offers a …


Database Security

Data Protection: Culture, Tools, People, and Roles

September 6, 2018

In my previous posts about Building a Culture of Data Protection (Overview, Development, Features, Expectations), I covered the background of building a culture.  In this post, I’ll be going over the data protection tools, people, and roles I recommend to successful organizations. Tools Given the volume and …