A Checklist for every Oracle DBA

A Checklist for Every Oracle DBA

Most Fortune 1000 enterprises spend millions of dollars on infrastructure to run mission-critical Oracle databases. For any performance glitches, you put everything under a microscope: compute, storage, database queries, database layout, indexes, triggers, locks, archive log space, etc. Invariably a DBA is at the hub of the troubleshooting and root-cause analysis.

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5 reasons dbas are stressed out by data

5 Reasons DBAs are Stressed Out About Data

"A Database Administrator has a special responsibility for a component that is critical to the success or failure of a business: its DATA. This makes being a DBA very challenging and stressful given its many responsibilities.

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vmworld

VMworld 2018: Be Amazed!

It’s that time of year again… End of summer means my hot trip to Vegas for the annual VMworld conference where Actifio will be participating in a variety of activities. This is the 14th conference year and the amazement doesn’t stop. When it started in 2004, VMworld drew 1600 curious geeks. Most of us had no idea what virtualization would become and what little we knew of it was enough not to trust it. That first conference wasn’t a big deal. There was little breaking news, and they didn’t even have a rock band!

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The Fallacy of the Weekly Full Database Backup

The Fallacy of the Weekly Full Database Backup

While all data is valuable, for most users, database data is critical.  Why? Well, databases power the most critical enterprise applications and so extended outages can materially impact businesses topline and reputation.  Thus, it is no surprise that when it comes to data backup, one of the first places that IT invests is databases, and fortunately, there are many solutions to help.  Historically database protection revolves around creating full database backup copies, but is that the right strategy?

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data driven culture

Lessons Learned When Building a Data Driven Culture

At Data Driven 2018, Brian Shield, the Chief Information Officer of the Boston Red Sox, gave a riveting and humorous presentation on using data in business and building a data driven culture.  His career has been spent at some impressive companies doing ground breaking things with data, and we were excited to have him share his experience and insights. He shared some lessons learned about building a data driven culture, and his perspectives on how his teams used data at companies like FTD, the Weather Channel and The Red Sox.

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Interview: Actifio CEO on Bloomberg Radio

Ash Ashutosh was interviewed on Bloomberg Baystate Business on August 7th, 2018 by Tom Maroney, Peter Barnes, Pat Carrol and Janet Wu.

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4 ways to protect data in GCP

4 Ways to Protect Data in Google Cloud

One of the first question that you should ask when moving to Google Cloud is how to protect your data.  Given the increasing importance of information, data protection is more critical than ever. In this blog post, we will look at the pros and cons of four ways to protect data in Google Cloud.

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Nutanix vs Vmware

How Nutanix AHV and VMware vSphere Stack Up

With the fairly recent advent of hyper-converged appliances, a lot of IT functions in organizations are looking to move from siloed service provider to a consolidated services provider. In hyper converged infrastructure, storage and compute are integrated so that they can run adjacent to each other on the same hardware. The new entrant to the billion dollar Unicorn club Nutanix is giving tough fight to incumbents and bigger rivals in this space.

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5 Reasons to Move SAP HANA to the Public Cloud

5 Reasons to Move SAP HANA to the Public Cloud

If a few years back, someone would have told you to move your SAP HANA from on-premises to the public cloud, you'd have probably asked them to take a vacation. But that's just water under the bridge now. Public cloud has established itself as a leading platform to run mission critical applications such as SAP HANA amongst large enterprise businesses worldwide. Today it isn't a matter of if you are taking your SAP HANA application to the public cloud, it's when-- and more importantly, how are you going to achieve that!

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5 Data Management Challenges In Every SAP Environment

SAP has been the global market leader in ERP solutions for many decades. SAP is invincible in the Fortune 500 market since 80% of such companies cannot think of anything else. Ranked 25 at the “World’s Most Valuable Brands” by Forbes, SAP has helped digitize many business processes for logistics departments, finance departments and sales departments.

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