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The Disappearing DBA: Career Advice From a Data Janitor — SolarWinds TechPod 049

The DBA role is complex. Pitfalls exist everywhere you turn, and it can be difficult to survive and thrive. On this episode of TechPod, we’ll help accidental DBAs become a DBA survivors with career…

The Disappearing DBA: Nobody Goes to School to Become a Data Janitor — SolarWinds TechPod 045

Automation has been a disaster for the traditional database administration (DBA) role. As more systems and processes are automated away with code, the need for DBAs decreases. In time, the…

[Infographic] Knowledge Tune-Up: Database Engine Essentials

It’s important to understand how a database engine works, and knowing what to monitor is the key to overall performance. As part of that overview, this infographic outlines some need-to-know…

A DBA’s Habit for Success: CMMI (Part Three)

Welcome back! As we enter the halfway point of this five-part series, we’ll discuss Level 3 of the capability maturity model (CMM) and the role it plays in helping DBAs…

The SolarWinds Query Report 2021: Database Priorities and Pitfalls

The industry has arrived at a critical inflection point in database management. The rise of hybrid IT and accelerated adoption of cloud-native apps have evolved traditional database design, management, and…

What Is the Database Server Doing?

One of the most common questions database professionals are asked by their systems and virtual machine (VM) administrators is “Why does the database server need so much memory?” You’ll get…

How Query Sampling Improves Database Performance

Given the overwhelming importance of data to organizations, anything they can do to speed up troubleshooting problems in the databases they use is of great value. If a company can…

How to Speed Database Troubleshooting

Data provides an essential basis for reports and analytics, with the databases storing the data now driving and informing most custom and line-of-business applications. Thus, anything organizations can do to…

Rapidly Resolve Database Problems With Data Visualization

Organizations of all sizes invest in IT monitoring and analysis tools. But just because a computer knows what’s wrong doesn’t mean it can communicate those details effectively to IT teams.…

How Database Performance Analysis Can Inform Database Selection

There’s a big difference between the MySQL database powering your internet of things (IoT) lightbulb and the one powering your website. There’s a chasm between the SQL Server Express database…