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A Developer’s Perspective on Distributed SaaS Database Monitoring

While application performance monitoring can provide us with metrics on software use and delays, SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor (DPM) was built to tell us stories as to why user behavior…

Staying Employed—Backup Strategies in the Age of Ransomware

It’s 2020—it’s not a matter of when your organization is going to be subject to an IT attack, it’s a matter of how you deal with it. Despite all the…

The Database Future Is in the Cloud

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.…

Databases 101: Types of Databases

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…

How to Clean Dirty Data – The Life of a Data Janitor

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my decades as a data professional, it’s this: Things aren’t what you think they are. Data’s ultimate purpose is to drive decisions. But our…

Three Ways to Become Data-Centric

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…

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

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…

No, You Don’t Need a Blockchain

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…

Databases 101 – Factors to Consider When Choosing a Database

In part one of this series, we discussed the different types of databases available on the market today. In part two, we discussed how to choose the right database for…

Data Protection: Culture, Tools, People, and Roles

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…