XtremIO X2: An Architectural Deep Dive

Take a deep dive into X2-specific architectural innovations like Write Boost, multi-dimensional scaling, flexibility of using larger drives, simplicity, serviceability and replication.

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Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs To Use One

Today’s customers have been trained by Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and many others to expect personalized experiences and have little tolerance for firms that do it poorly. Quality data is needed to fuel the technologies that power personalization, but assembling that quality data can be hard.

Enter the Customer Data Platform (CDP). As defined by the Customer Data Platform Institute, a CDP is a marketer-managed system that builds a unified and persistent customer database that is accessible to other systems. While they are promising to be faster, easier, cheaper and more flexible than previous solutions – even the most savviest of martech professionals aren’t fully understanding their benefits, capabilities and integration abilities.

View this report today to learn the:

  • 3 main functions of a CDP
  • 8 advantages of using a CDP to assemble customer data
  • 8 common questions about CDPs and their answers
  • Key ways to select and budget for a CDP and more!

Download a copy of the CDP Institute’s report, “Customer Data Platforms: How They Work, What They Solve & Why Everyone Needs to Use One” today.

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GDPR Impact Series 2018

2018 sees the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enter into enforcement starting May 25th. It is a once-in-a-lifetime change to the legal basis on which individuals share their data with organizations.

Research company DataIQ recently examined how consumers expect their data to be used and whether they intend to exercise their new rights, as well as into what organizations intend to do to bring their data-driven practices into line with the Regulations. Download the report now to:

  • Understand the consumer perspective on data collection, consent, context, and control
  • Learn key strategies for the business/marketer’s processes, top opportunities, and challenges in adjusting to the new Regulation
  • Identify any mis-alignments between the two sides’ views of the data exchange and their root causes

Whether you view data as the new oil or as the beginning of the fourth industrial revolution, its relevance in today’s world is hard to deny. By laying the groundwork now, businesses will be able to embrace the opportunities presented by GDPR, and this research takes us one step closer to a more comprehensive understanding of how to truly put the customer and their expectations at the center of everything a brand does.

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Why the Universal Data Hub?

Today’s business leaders are faced with an increasingly fractured vendor landscape leading to operational inefficiency, siloed teams, loss of consumer trust and legal risk and, worst of all, a disjointed customer experience. In a market where companies largely differentiate and scale on customer experience, this makes data strategy a vital component of organizational health.

Download our Universal Data Hub white paper to learn:

  • color="black">The 4 Core Problems Created by the MarTech Explosion – The gaps between marketing technologies and the data they leverage, left unaddressed, spread throughout an organization
  • What is a Universal Data Hub? And What are Its Key Tenets? – What it is and what should you look for when considering a centralized platform for your digital marketing stack
  • Functionality Checklist for a Universal Approach to Data – The key functionalities you need to consider and evaluate when implementing a universal data strategy

The data foundation you establish will not only allow for more effective and lucrative marketing now, but is a critical step to delivering on the value of all data sources in the future that are exploding with the advent of mobile, IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Companies that take a universal approach to data will immediately fill organizational and customer experience gaps, while laying the data infrastructure critical to competing in the future. Download our white paper today to get started.

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Cut Costs and Improve ROI: Turn Hyperion EPM Pain into Business Gain

These days, data is one of an organization's most valuable currencies. Of course, the more companies come to rely on accurate, up-to-date data, the more painful it becomes when they start to have problems with data analysis and reporting. These pain points can come in many forms, including missing and inaccurate data, late reports, and overlooked insights.

In far too many cases, these challenges are a result of problems with the Oracle Hyperion enterprise performance management (EPM) software suite. Although Hyperion has incredible advantages, it can also suck up valuable time and effort. As a result, even the most well-intentioned companies are distracted from focusing on their core revenue-generating business initiatives.

The good news is that organizations don't have to live with chronic Hyperion pain. By joining forces with a skilled partner who has extensive knowledge of and experience with Oracle applications, and the resources to provide a complete view of the inner workings of the Hyperion engine, companies can cut costs, become more efficient, and liberate their employees to work on higher-level core activities.

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2018 Hybrid Cloud eBook: The New Normal

Where once Operations teams built extensive, high-availability data centers, today they extend their capabilities with the elastic storage, compute, and delivery capacity of public cloud services. In this eBook we look at some of the considerations Ops - and especially the newly-minted DevOps - teams must keep in mind as they integrate public cloud services into their hybrid cloud environments. From the serious - to the quirky, this collection of perspectives provides a window into the challenging world of the hybrid cloud operation.

Chapters Include:

  • The problem lurking inside your hybrid IT strategy
  • SaaS comes at you fast
  • 10 ways to make outage mitigation fun
  • Cloud capabilities turn developers into operational experts
  • Self-sourced data won’t get you where you want to go
  • Metrics that beat Murphy’s law
  • Cloud-first + DevOps-first = 81% competitive advantage
  • Optimizing for resources and consumers alike

Get your copy of the 2018 Hybrid Cloud eBook today!

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The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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Getting the Most Out of the Network Closet

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center and as an important component of all mission-critical environments, must be organized, protected, and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity. By selecting the correct rack and power infrastructure, paired with management hardware and software, organizations can keep their businesses up and running. In this white paper, we go beyond simple how-to advice for keeping IT equipment operational, and discuss how efficiently managing, organizing, and operating network closets saves time, saves money, and avoids risk utilizing the existing space and equipment. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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