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Be Responsive and Responsible

June 13, 2018

Over the years, I’ve read more than a few articles about the qualities that are found in the best administrators. These articles focus on soft skills, but sometimes will list hard skills as well. In all those years, and in all those articles, I …


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The Future Isn’t in Databases, But in the Data

June 11, 2018

In the past year I have earned a couple of certificates from the Microsoft Professional Program. One certificate was in Data Science, the other in Big Data. I’m currently working on a third certificate, this one in Artificial Intelligence.   You might be wondering …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 65: Orion Database Maintenance

May 16, 2018

In this episode, Head Geeks Thomas LaRock and Destiny Bertucci will explore the exciting world of database maintenance for your Orion installations. Back to Video Archive Episode Transcript Hello and welcome to this edition of SolarWinds Lab, where Destiny and I are going to …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 48: The Database Dilemma

May 15, 2018

Database performance has never exactly been an easy area to troubleshoot, and database storage performance remains one of the more pernicious and troubling aspects of application design. This affects SolarWinds administrators as much as anyone else. How do you know that slow performance is …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 35: MySQL Database Monitoring With DPA

May 15, 2018

The new version of SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer is hitting the streets, and there’s a new member of the family – MySQL! Join Head Geeks Leon Adato and Thomas LaRock, along with guest Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager Janis Griffin as they show off …



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The Unifying Force of Data

November 27, 2017

Someday, we may look back on IT as a subset of social science as much as a technological discipline. Because it sits at the intersection of business and technology, visibility and information are at a premium within organizations. In another social science, economics, there …


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Monitoring and Observability With USE and RED

October 5, 2017

Modern systems can emit thousands or millions of metrics, and modern monitoring tools can collect them all. Faced with such an abundance of data, it can be difficult to know where to start looking when trying to diagnose a problem. And when you’re not …


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VMDK versus RDM: Which One Do I Need for SQL Server?

March 26, 2014

When it comes to disk configuration options for virtualized servers running on VMware, you have two options: VMFS virtual file-based disk (VMDK) or a raw device mapping (RDM). Which one do you need? VMware has published reports that suggest that, with vSphere 5.1, there …


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Hardware or Code? SQL Server Performance Examined

January 24, 2014

CPUs are running faster now than ever before, solid-state drives are replacing spinning disks, and database servers have terabytes of RAM. Because these resources are plentiful and increasingly affordable, it can seem tempting to solve database performance issues with hardware. But consider this example: …