Unlock the Full Potential of DevOps

Many organizations are turning to DevOps to help them succeed in today’s intensely competitive markets. By embracing Database DevOps practices, which emphasize collaboration and communica­tion between development, operations and other functional areas, they can build, test and release software faster and with fewer defects.

Unfortunately, there is often one huge bottleneck in the otherwise agile DevOps workflow: database development. Organizations have been unable to easily integrate database development tasks such as functional testing of Oracle PL/SQL code or schema compare and sync into the DevOps workflow, or to implement scripts to physically deploy database changes. As a result, they have been unable to fully achieve their goals of faster release cycles and reliably high-quality code.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Download this white paper today and discover:

  • What DevOps is (spoiler alert: it’s not just a set of continuous integration and continuous delivery tools)
  • The benefits DevOps promises, and the results organizations are already achieving
  • How quickly organizations, both large and small, are adopting DevOps
  • The three key factors to a successful DevOps program
  • Why the ideal solution will enable you to execute key database development tasks within your DevOps workflow, and which specific functionality to look for
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Speed Your DevOps Pipeline by Including Database Development

DevOps can help deliver new releases faster and with fewer defects. But database development is often excluded. That’s because code testing and reviews would put a huge speedbump in the process. Until now.

In this tech brief, you’ll see how the Quest® Toad® DevOps Toolkit solution enables you to bring Oracle development into your Database DevOps pipeline, making for better and more reliable application deployments.

Discover how the Toad DevOps Toolkit makes it possible to integrate the following database development tasks into the DevOps framework:

  • Code reviews
  • Script execution
  • Database, schema and data compare and sync
  • PL/SQL unit testing
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Don’t wait to deploy the next generation toolset for MySQL and Postgres. Get started with Toad Edge today

Toad Edge supports your organization’s commitment to open source RDBMS with a proven commercial toolset to help you ramp up on MySQL. Whether you’re running in a Windows or Mac OS X environment, the short learning curve of Toad Edge allows you to begin developing immediately using the intuitive GUI.

Using Toad Edge, you can easily connect to MySQL to:

  • View, explore and edit your database schema, objects and properties.
  • View and manage your database users and privileges.
  • Write complex SQL code comfortably in a SQL worksheet.
  • Compare and synchronize databases using schema compare.
  • Synchronize to your file systems to make it easy to work with your version control.
  • Work more easily with JSON data types using the JSON editor.
  • View running SQL and other attributes with the session browser.
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The Future of Toad is Now – Introducing Toad Edge

Over the past couple years, the use of open-source database management systems has dramatically increased – so much, in fact, that experts are predicting a dramatic market shift from commercial, closed-source DBMSs to OSDBMSs within the next few years. With 31 percent year-over-year market growth since 2013, the numbers speak for themselves.

Gartner has weighed-in: “By 2018, more than 70 percent of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50 percent of existing relational DBMS instances will have been converted or will be in process.”

During this webcast, you’ll see how our newest Toad product, Toad Edge, is addressing this new space. You’ll see how we’re supporting your organization’s commitment to open source RDBMS with proven commercial tooling to help you ramp up on MySQL and ensure quicker time to value. Toad Edge represents the next generation of Toad tooling – lightweight, flexible and extensible – simplifying MySQL development and administration, whether running in a Windows or Mac OS X environment.

In this session, we’ll demo some of the coolest features Toad Edge offers, including:

  • Advanced code completion, SQL autocomplete and formatting
  • MySQL JSON data browser/editor
  • Dynamic schema compare and sync
  • User privilege management
  • And more

Join us to see firsthand how the new Toad Edge will give you confidence in your enterprise MySQL commitment.

Speakers:

Julie Hyman

Product Mgmt Consultant

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DBAs Face New Challenges: Trend in Database Administration

To gain insight into the evolving challenges for DBAs, Quest commissioned Unisphere Research to survey DBAs and those responsible for the management of the corporate data management infrastructure. The results are in and the thought-provoking findings are now available.

Among the key findings are:

  • Structured data under management continues to grow at a substantial rate, requiring DBAs to manage both more database instances and a wider variety of relational database management systems.
  • Cloud technology plays a significant role in hosting databases and that role will continue to grow. Cloud approaches will have the greatest impact on database administration over the next three years.
  • NoSQL platforms represent a smaller but important slice of the data management infrastructure.
  • Database management tools have reduced the time some DBAs must invest in some routine operations, allowing them to expand their roles in other areas. Database performance continues to be the top priority for DBAs.
  • Many DBAs are increasingly involved in application development.
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Accelerate Database Efficiency with SQL Performance Investigator (PI)

Get a wealth of information at a fraction of the impact of conventional collection methods. Foglight’s SQL Performance Investigator (SQL PI) ensures optimal database performance with comprehensive database, storage and virtualization monitoring, along with advanced workload analytics. It integrates transaction workload investigations with database resource monitoring for a seamless workflow. While database resource monitoring ensures that database components operate within their limits – and alerts database administrators (DBAs) when they’re over-extended – transaction workload analysis measures and analyzes the SQL that connects users to resources, enabling management of database service levels.

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The Importance of Continuous Monitoring in a DevOps Pipeline

Organizations today are under tremendous pressure to quickly deploy new software and updates to their production applications in order to cope with intensely competitive markets and the rapidly evolving technology landscape. To meet this challenge, more and more organizations are turning to DevOps, a set of practices that emphasize collaboration and communication between development, operations and other functional areas to enable the building, testing and release of software in a rapid and reliable fashion.

Explore this Tech Brief to learn the most important terms in the DevOps world:

  • Agile Development
  • Continuous Integration
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Monitoring

Discover how Foglight can help DBAs monitor their entire database environment at a glance for DevOps agility.

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Unleash your DevOps Strategy by Synchronizing Application and Database Changes

Need an easier way to keep up with business and customer demands? In this educational session, you’ll learn how to integrate database changes with your DevOps strategy. And before you say, “That’s only for application development” – don’t worry. You’re about to see how to extend those same time-saving concepts to database teams.

So what’s the secret to DevOps for databases? Implementing specific processes and tools to synchronize database and applications as they are deployed. You’ll get step-by-step guidance from Oracle expert and Toad Product Manager John Pocknell to help you streamline database development.

In this DevOps training session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Shorten your database development cycles without compromising quality and performance.
  • Integrate code-quality reviews and functional code testing into your continuous integration workflow.
  • Work smarter and become more agile by delivering code 40 percent faster.

Speakers:

John Pocknell

Oracle Expert and Toad Product Manager

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Working with Oracle 12c Databases in the Oracle Cloud

Watch this informative on-demand webcast as they demystify the task of working with an Oracle 12c database in the Oracle Cloud. You’ll come away from this session with greater confidence in making the upgrade to Oracle 12c.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create an Oracle 12c database in the Oracle Cloud
  • Implement performance testing an Oracle Cloud database
  • Migrate a 12c pluggable database and data to the Oracle Cloud
  • Alleviate challenges along the way with supporting toolsets

Watch this on-demand webcast to discover how Oracle 12c is different from its predecessors and explore the benefits it can provide.

Speakers:

John Pocknell

Sr. Product Manager, Quest Software

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How Toad for Oracle DBA Edition Complements Oracle Enterprise Manager

If you use Oracle technologies, you may be relying on Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) to manage your clouds, applications and databases. But if you’re responsible for multiple environments with hundreds of databases as well as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RACs) and Oracle Exadata, then OEM alone will not enable you to do your job effectively.

Toad for Oracle DBA Edition can help, complementing OEM by delivering critical functionality in three key areas: performance management, database maintenance and change management. By contrasting how DBAs can use Toad for Oracle DBA Edition and OEM for common tasks in each of these three areas, this technical brief illustrates how using Toad alone, or both solutions together, can simplify Oracle database management and improve DBA productivity.

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Has Your Business Switched to VoIP Yet?

The telephone has come a long way since the days of switchboard operators. In many cases, however, businesses are still using plain old telephone systems (POTS) without knowing that there is a better form of telecommunication that is being adopted at an increasing rate across businesses. That technology is VoIP.

In this Sourceforge white paper, you will learn:

  • What's in Your Phone System?
  • What is VoIP?
  • How Does VoIP Save a Business an Average of 30% or More?
  • How to Switch to VoIP

So if you are considering upgrading your phone system – or are motivated by saving money and adding enterprise level services to your business – let Sourceforge compare the top VoIP providers for you! Simply select that you want to receive a quote on the following page and one of our VoIP Specialists will get in contact with you to jot down a few details in order to provide you with the best, no-obligation quote from a provider.

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Top factors to consider when selecting your Nearshore Development Partner

Developing a software is a complex, time consuming and usually expensive task. Choosing to  outsource part of the entire development team to a nearshore development partner can be a  wise choice. Not only because it is relatively affordable and cost-effective, but because it offers  a new set of benefits for growing business that are looking to expand their reach.

In such a changing and competitive world, organizations are constantly on the lookout for the  best alternative to optimize various aspects of their business. Nearshore software outsourcing  offers companies the opportunity to work with a partner that can effectively optimize their  software development methodologies, while simultaneously creating a positive impact that  allows them to keep evolving.

With that being said, this report intents to shine a light on the new world of software  outsourcing, what it is, how it works, why nearshore development is such a viable option for big,  medium and small companies, and the way this method can either benefit or affect your  business.

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Forrester – How Dirty is Your Data

‘As consumers’ privacy concerns grow, marketers must rethink their data practices. Today’s data governance practices — the rules that guide what consumer data a company collects; how it stores, transfers, and manages that data; and how it uses and disposes of that data — are nebulous at best and dangerously misguided at worst. Marketers must redefine how their organizations treat customers’ personal data.’

This report helps marketers categorize the different types of data their firms collect and provides guidelines on how to govern that data. Get the report and learn:

  • Different types of data being collected and emerging data types that further complicate the landscape
  • The 3 dimensions for evaluating consumer data
  • Guidelines on how to govern that data

Download your complimentary copy of the May 2018 Forrester report, “How Dirty is Your Data?” to learn more.

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Best Practices for Optimizing Website Performance With Tag Management

Many factors impact site performance, including the speed of the hosting provider, page design, number of http requests, and more. One big factor is the accumulation of digital marketing vendor tags and pixels on web pages. Tags can dramatically impact site performance in a number of ways, including poor tag design, slow response time associated with the collection servers, tag placement and the sheer number of tags accumulated on pages. Over the years, Tealium has pioneered many of the best practices in tagging and has incorporated various techniques to minimize the effect of tags on website performance.

They include:

  • Tag Loading & Page Performance – Perceived Load Time vs Actual Load Time
  • Asynchronous Loading
  • Client-Side Tagging with Multi-CDNs
  • Script Compression (gzip) and Bundling
  • Conditional Loading
  • Reduced Page Weight
  • Fewer DNS Lookups
  • Intelligent Cache

Using these techniques, our e-commerce clients can see a 20 to 50% increase in overall site speed. This whitepaper provides more details about these techniques and their associated benefits.

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