Case Study: How One Company Gained Strategic Advantages by Selecting the Right DBMSP

Description: A global technology company had a complex database environment supporting more than 500TB of data and an on-site hardware configuration consisting of two Oracle SPARC SuperClusters with full-rack Exadata, backup devices, and gateways to access the data centers. The workflow application was mission critical and needed to adhere to strict Service Level Agreements. Because […]

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Comparative Study: Database Managed Services

This case study is courtesy of an IT Architect and Senior DBA working for a large international call and service center. He has managed four separate Database Managed Service Providers (DBMSPs) as a part of keeping mission-critical database systems up and running. This study is based upon his experiences with each. His company had more […]

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Free to Be the Best DBA You Can Be

Free to Be the Best DBA You Can Be

The other day I was catching up with a long-time friend and excellent Oracle DBA.  She was frustrated with how management rarely sees the strategic role she needs to play in helping them make smart decisions surrounding the future of the company’s data. Management clearly recognizes the value of the data itself, but often overlooks […]

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Top 10 Things the Best DBAs Do

Top 10 Things the Best DBAs Do

Today’s enterprise databases are expanding oceans of data that need careful protection so data can be delivered effectively to the business. Tasks that are expected of the DBA (database administrator) are many and varied. New database features and functionality, continuous database evolution in the cloud, and advanced security options increase the skill set DBAs need […]

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DBA Hero

Why You Need a Comprehensive Data Security Strategy

WHY DATABASE SECURITY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU Data is the most critical asset to any organization, whether it’s patient details, credit card information, or confidential operations information. Data is the core of any company and the one item that no amount of money can replace once it’s gone. The importance and private nature of data […]

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Oracle Database Appliance

Financial Services Company Tightens Their Belt with Oracle Database Appliance

Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, Guardian Eagle is a leader in providing clients with solutions to their complex, data-centric challenges. With more than 14 years as an Oracle Gold Partner, we have been offering database managed services and supporting database environments before client-server was a new, hot thing. Our core strengths are advanced database administration […]

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The Real Value of Project Management

If you have worked in IT for any length of time, you have likely overheard the following… “this is a small project, do we really need to spend the time to plan this out?” or “I’m sure I can have so-and-so oversee this effort to keep overhead down”. I’ve been working as a project manager […]

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Minimize RPO by Replicating with Oracle Dataguard

Disaster Recovery Part Two: Achieving a 5 minute lag behind production with Oracle Dataguard This is the second installment in a three-part series about my experiences with a DR project for a long time client that was entering into a new line of business. Part one of the series provided some background on Disaster Recovery […]

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I/O Calibration using DBMS_RESOURCE_MANAGER

One of the important functions of an Oracle DBA is to pay close attention to database performance. During tuning exercises, Oracle DBAs often encounter I/O Subsystem bottlenecks, which can cause an increase in response times and time-outs. A calibration of the storage subsystem will reveal any performance limitations. Oracle provides two approaches to calibrating the […]

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