Oracle Database In-Memory…You Rock!

Oracle recently compared SAP’s BW-EML benchmark running on HANA with Oracle’s 12c In-Memory option running on Oracle Exadata. In this test, Oracle used an equal number of CPUs as used in SAP benchmarking and Oracle came in 2X faster! Generally, SAP does...

Leaving DBA problems to your competitors

Every day IT leaders are faced with a growing number of unique problems related to managing their database environments. Some have a need for 24×7 coverage, while others are trying desperately to reduce resource fatigue or increase the level of their available...

Data is growing, so Exadata does too…

The recent report from IDC and EMC (now Dell) on ‘Data Growth, Business Opportunities, and the IT Imperatives’ says, Data is growing 40% annually. Does that mean that Exadata also grows? Exadata was first released in 2008 as Oracle’s first “Engineered System,”...

Index Health and Data Loads in SQL Server

Most databases have maintenance plans running that monitor the health of the database, including indexes, and perform maintenance tasks as needed. But, what happens when data loads are sufficient enough to fragment the indexes and degrade performance during the data...