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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 …


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Database

Culture of Data Protection: What Your Customers Expect

August 23, 2018

We’ve talked about building a culture, why it applies to all data environments, and some specific types of data protection features you should be considering.  Today, we’ll be considering the culture of protection the actual owners of the data (customers, employees, vendors, financial partners, etc.) expect from your …




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Database

Five Common Problems with SQL Server

July 12, 2018

I’ve been working with SQL Server since what seems like forever ++1. The truth is I haven’t been a production DBA in more than 6 years (I work in marketing now, in case you didn’t know). That means I will soon hit a point in …


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Database Security

Building a Culture for Data Protection

July 12, 2018

Building a culture that favors protecting data can be challenging. In fact, most of us who love our data spend a huge amount of time standing up for our data when it seems everyone else wants to take the easiest route to getting stuff …


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Database

Five Must-dos of Database Performance Management

June 19, 2018

Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database performance management. Databases are complex, multifaceted, and vital to the health of every agency. They are the heart of every data center and arguably one of the most important …


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Database Systems

Choosing What to Monitor – Understanding Key Metrics

June 18, 2018

Monitoring has always been a loosely defined and somewhat controversial term in IT organizations. IT professionals have very strong opinions about the tools they use, because monitoring performance metrics and alerting is one of the key components of keeping systems online, performing, and delivering …


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Database

Six Ways to Protect your Database Backups

June 15, 2018

I often see forum posts from accidental administrators who want to know how to recover data without a backup. The short answer is, “Now is a good time to work on your resume.” The longer answer is, “Recreate all your data.” But the truth …