Take Open Source Database Seriously with Toad Edge

Organizations are increasingly turning to low-cost open-source databases – and that trend shows no sign of stopping. But adding new technology platforms like MySQL comes with a steep learning curve, right? Not with the latest member of the Toad® product family. Introducing Toad Edge™. In this tech brief, you’ll see how our powerful tool set for MySQL development and management makes it easy for database developers and DBAs to work with new database platforms. You’ll learn how Toad Edge:
  • Simplifies MySQL database development.
  • Shortens the learning curve by providing a lightweight, easy-to-use and intuitive IDE.
  • Offers OS flexibility by providing a desktop toolset that runs on Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Alleviates the risk of vendor lock in.
  • Helps ensure code quality and maintainability.
  • Supports DevOps workflows with Jenkins Continuous Integration plugin.
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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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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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Advance to the next level of Data Security and Compliance

As data volumes continue to expand across databases, file systems, cloud environments and big-data platforms, and as compliance retention requirements lengthen (now up to five years for some regulations), there is increasing stress on IT organizations to address significant data management and storage requirements for data security solutions. As a result, the capacity and processing power needed to support today’s data security objectives has risen dramatically—and it will only continue to rise.

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Virtual Data Center in a Box

Although all organizations today face challenges managing and mining their data for our new data-centric world, when IT budgets are constrained, these challenges are even more daunting. To break through these barriers, four vendors – Cisco®, Pure Storage®, VMware® and Veeam® – have combined their development efforts to provide a cost-effective converged solution ideal for entry-level data centers or branch office deployments.

Virtual Data Center FlashStack™ Mini includes compute, networking and Pure Storage flash storage, combined with Veeam data availability software, to safely deploy up to 500 to 1200 VMware vSphere® virtual machines with less than 1 ms response time for the most demanding applications.

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Introduction to Strings Intelligence

Every company with digital products or applications is managing strings, whether they acknowledge it or not. Proper strings management is a pervasive issue that has gone unnoticed or untackled as most teams rely on developers to write, edit and maintain text strings and UI content. Luckily, manual text string updates made in source code are no longer required, and it starts with central strings management. Read more to learn what strings management is, how it benefits product teams and the basic principles of a strings management platform.

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Interactive Application Security Testing (IAST)

Software affects virtually every aspect of an individual’s finances, safety, government, communication, businesses, and even happiness. Individuals need to trust software — and it makes one feel less safe when it is misused or causes harm to others. So, in response to these concerns, Contrast Security created interactive application security testing (IAST) software called Contrast Assess, that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Contrast Assess is accurate, easy to install, simple to use and scalable

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5 RASP Facts That Transform Your Application Security Program

This brief outlines 5 facts Application Security professionals must know about Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP). RASP is an emerging technology that provides visibility into application attacks and other security events, and quickly easily stops hackers.

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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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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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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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Executive Brief: Mitigate Avaya risk and future-proof your customer experience

Overcome the obstacles of your legacy Avaya contact center

Your customers expect seamless, personalized interactions across digital and voice channels. Yet, delivering this level of customer experience is a struggle with a legacy Avaya contact center that was never intended to support this level of engagement. This challenge has been made even more complex with the financial uncertainty of Avaya.

Establish a solid foundation to support your success by moving to an omnichannel environment. With an open, stable and proven customer experience platform, you can manage your short-term risks while meeting the needs of your customers today and tomorrow.

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