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Diagnosing Database Performance Problems When You Aren’t a Database Administrator

Deep specialization of IT administrators is a luxury only the largest organizations can typically afford.  Smaller organizations rely on IT administrators with a more generalist skill set because they are—by…

SQL Server Problems? Try These Tips First

When SQL Server is having performance issues, giving you error messages, or just running slowly, you need to figure out the root cause of the problem before making any changes.…

Database Cloud Migration Done Right – SolarWinds Lab Episode #95

The global pandemic has accelerated corporate planning for cloud computing and digital transformation by 2-4 years on average. But database migration, the process of moving a database from one place…

Bridging Data and DevOps: Is Your DevOps Incomplete?

DevOps has great potential; when it’s done right, it offers organizations improved collaboration, quick innovation, better quality, and shorter delivery cycles. But the reality is that some businesses don’t carry…

5 Universal Steps to Cloud Database Migration

Chances are if you’re reading this, you are (or are thinking about) moving to cloud. While cloud migration isn’t a new term and many people are migrating, there are a…

Meet the New Old Guy on the Head Geek Team

Growing up in the suburbs of Seattle, WA, in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s was like most everyone else’s experiences. Dad worked as an analog computer engineer for a…

7 Things DBAs Should Do Before Going On Holiday

Thanks to 2020, many of us don’t remember the last time we took a holiday or vacation. If you were able to get away from the office, kudos to you.…

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…

The Changing Face of Database Performance Management

When the world advanced from legacy apps in a single-node database to modern, cloud-native applications and hybrid environments, database administrators were left wondering how the tools and systems built for…

Thoughts on the SentryOne Acquisition

I’m writing this as I fly to Charlotte. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic, I am on an airplane. My first flight since March and bringing back a flood…