Zero to Hero — 12 Essential Tips for the Accidental DBA

A DBA’s job can seem thankless, and DBAs can feel underappreciated because the work they do isn’t always visible. But when application performance slows, and the database is being blamed, the work they do to keep the business up and running is quite evident.

This paper is for the accidental DBA and contains 12 essential tips for working with SQL Server®. These simple, yet powerful tips are filled with lessons learned on the front lines and from years of database administration experience. Following these tips can help transform the accidental DBA into an organized DBA with clear direction for better database performance.

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Low code development and its role in high speed content-based services

While the pandemic put pressure on many companies’ ability to function even at a basic level, others were able to turn the unprecedented market conditions to their advantage. This was in-part due to ‘low code’ development, which provides companies with the ability to create and roll out new services and user experiences without having to engage in long development projects.

This white paper explores the emergence of low code development and explains how it can unlock the value from enterprise content, improving user experiences and gaining business advantage.

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From LIBOR to SOFR: A Flexible Architecture is The Key to Surviving This Evolution

At the grand old age of 51, LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate) has reached retirement with its expiry date set for the end of 2021.

SOFR is the new benchmark for all dollar-denominated loans and securities and is based on transactions in the U.S. Treasury repo market. However, the switch from LIBOR to SOFR will create complexities that must be overcome if GPs are to produce transparent, on-demand reporting that will satisfy LPs.

In this whitepaper, learn how the flexible architecture of Allvue's system allows it to evolve with the investment industry, making a future proof solution for all investment needs.

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What is Business Intelligence and Why Should GPs Care

Having the ability to synthesize and glean insights from vast (and growing) data sets can be very useful across many roles and functions in any organization.

The investment management industry, whose business model is predicated on information discovery, has taken notice. "Business Intelligence", or "BI" tools are being deployed across the firm, from the back office to investment teams to client relations.

This paper will look at four situations typical in a GP – managing the deal pipeline, monitoring portfolio company KPIs, fundraising and management/partner reporting – to see how these tools can be utilized to optimize decision making across the firm.

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The Risk of Spreadsheets For Private Capital Fund Managers

Spreadsheets are like an old friend - we rely and trust them, even if they make us crazy once in a while. But in terms of the private capital industry, too much reliance can turn into an unproductive relationship.

With private capital’s increasing influence in the financial markets, the role the spreadsheet plays in making major decisions - across the back office, deal teams and LPs, - is worth examining.

This whitepaper looks at the nature of the risks posed by the continued prevalence of spreadsheet-based processes at private equity, private debt, real estate and venture firms.

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6 Reasons to Adopt Content Services in the Cloud

An essential part of any enterprise’s information management technology strategy is plotting their journey to the cloud. Enterprises increasingly realize that the cloud enables them to innovate faster, modernize aging infrastructure, and create better access for employees and customers.

When evaluating content services in the cloud, it’s important to consider new architectures and emerging technologies that are simultaneously transforming information management options.

This paper by Nuxeo explores how a cloud-native architecture, modern content services, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation can accelerate digital transformation and unlock even more value for the enterprise.

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6 Benefits of DAM in the Cloud

Digital asset management (DAM) in the cloud offers a number of competitive advantages for enterprise organizations, but there are some big differences between cloud-native and cloud-based DAM that impact business results.

Moving to a cloud-native DAM can result in several benefits for an organization, including:

  • Cost reductions
  • Improved collaboration
  • Incredible scale
  • Instant access to the latest features
  • Better insights into usage and content performance
  • Efficiency gains

Download this paper to learn more about the differences between cloud-native and cloud-based DAM solutions, as well as the business impacts of cloud adoption for enterprise DAM applications.

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8 reasons why Citrix Desktops-as-a-Service is right for your business

To meet the increasing demands of customers and the expanding mobile workforce, organizations of all sizes are moving toward an always connected workplace—where employees can work from anywhere and on any device.

Today, small and mid-sized businesses are turning to Desktops-as-a-Service (DaaS), which enables workers to access the apps and data they need to get their job done as well as provide IT with cost efficiencies and centralized management.

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Technology is complex. Desktops-as-a-Service is not.

Technology is Complex. Desktops-as-a-Service is not.

Your Windows desktop and Microsoft productivity applications are the technology lifeblood of your business.

It’s where you run your business and how your employees get work done. From communicating with customers and processing orders to managing finances and working on your most sensitive documents—Microsoft is front and center.

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Citrix Managed Desktops

Citrix Managed Desktops is a service solution that provides your team with a secure high-definition experience that allows you to access your work from anywhere. Built on the Microsoft Azure cloud, this simple solution is easy to set up and manage giving you more time to focus on your business and less time on your IT.

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Balance Cost and Performance when Migrating On-premises Oracle Databases to the Cloud

Although the cloud may have once looked like a fad, predictions of a $266.4 billion—and growing—market in public cloud services1 suggest the fad has become a business reality. The new frontier is to strike the right cost-performance balance so that cloud computing actually does save more money than it costs.

Shortly after you join the growing number of database administrators tasked with migrating on-premises Oracle databases to the cloud, you’ll confront several questions:



  • Which cloud service is the best fit for your organization?
  • Which of your Oracle databases is best suited for a migration to the cloud?
  • How will you minimize downtime and avoid data loss during the migration?
  • How will you monitor database performance and ensure scalability without blowing your budget?
  • Do you have the tools to replicate Oracle data between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud?
  • Perhaps most important, will you really lower your Oracle licensing costs and avoid platform lock-in to any single cloud provider?

This solution brief is designed to guide DBAs through the process of migrating an on-premises Oracle database to a cloud service such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)2, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Balance Cost and Performance when Migrating On-premises Oracle Databases to the Cloud

Although the cloud may have once looked like a fad, predictions of a $266.4 billion—and growing—market in public cloud services1 suggest the fad has become a business reality. The new frontier is to strike the right cost-performance balance so that cloud computing actually does save more money than it costs.

Shortly after you join the growing number of database administrators tasked with migrating on-premises Oracle databases to the cloud, you’ll confront several questions:



  • Which cloud service is the best fit for your organization?
  • Which of your Oracle databases is best suited for a migration to the cloud?
  • How will you minimize downtime and avoid data loss during the migration?
  • How will you monitor database performance and ensure scalability without blowing your budget?
  • Do you have the tools to replicate Oracle data between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud?
  • Perhaps most important, will you really lower your Oracle licensing costs and avoid platform lock-in to any single cloud provider?

This solution brief is designed to guide DBAs through the process of migrating an on-premises Oracle database to a cloud service such as Amazon Web Services (AWS)2, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Location Matters: Considerations for Moving to the Cloud.

Today, it’s no longer a question of moving IT to the cloud — it’s about choosing the best way to do it for your particular business requirements.

Before any cloud migration takes place, you’ll need to make some big decisions about which models make the most sense for your business.

The deployment model describes how you will use the chosen infrastructure, regardless of whether it is located on- or off-premises and who owns the actual equipment.
On the other hand, a service model describes the degree of management and control you want over what you run on the cloud infrastructure.

This eBook explores these considerations and more that could affect your decision. Download this eBook with Quest to learn how to choose the right deployment model for your business.

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The DBA’s High Availability and Disaster Recovery Survival Guide

We’ve arrived at the peak of the digital transformation learning curve, where customer demand is driving businesses to deliver outstanding service at all times.

For DBAs, this means you need to single- handedly ensure business continuity is maintained at all times, including scenarios when disaster strikes. You’re taking on the herculean task of maintaining consistent uptime for databases that support data centers, customer portals, web ordering systems and more ... even when no one notices.

Since databases are critical to business operations, DBAs have great responsibility in keeping their organization up and running. For modern, IT-dependent businesses, this means ensuring high avail- ability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR). Learn more about the critical role DBAs play in any organization with this eBook by Quest.

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DevOps Cookbook for ERP Teams

ERP teams face a different environment than other application teams face because they work with the organization’s financial system of record. Progress toward DevOps can introduce risk of noncompliance for which most people — auditors, change control advisors, compliance managers, even life-long ERP developers — have little appetite.

This eBook explores the potential role of DevOps on ERP teams. It offers a framework for guiding ERP teams toward a DevOps culture, with workflows that can speed up deployment while still mitigating risk. ERP teams will see that, in some ways, they may already be doing DevOps and not know it. They can enjoy the advantages of DevOps without incurring the risk of noncompliance.

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