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May 14, 2009  5:00 AM

Tuning database applications for performance



Posted by: BrentSheets
Data access, Database applications, Database performance, Database scalability, DB2, John Goodson, MySQL, Oracle, Prentice Hall, Robert A. Steward, SQL Server

Overview: "Performance and scalability are more critical than ever in today’s enterprise database applications, and traditional database tuning isn't nearly enough to solve the performance problems you are likely to see in those applications. Nowadays, 75-95%...

May 7, 2009  5:00 AM

Oracle on Linux: Analyzing Server Performance



Posted by: BrentSheets
Apress, Bernard Lopuz, Charles Kim, Darl Kuhn, Linux, Oracle on Linux

Overview: "Linux Recipes for Oracle DBAs is an example-based book on managing Oracle Database in a Linux environment. Covering commonly used distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux, the book is written for database...


April 30, 2009  5:00 AM

The Gathering Storm: Get your head into the clouds



Posted by: BrentSheets
CIO, Cloud computing, Data Center design, Meghan-Kiffer Press, Peter Fingar

Overview: "In Dot.Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform, business strategy expert and former CIO Peter Fingar explains the main ideas of Cloud Computing in lay terms. Peter also does some old-fashioned reporting to bring together the ideas of the movers...


April 23, 2009  5:00 AM

Hardening a SQL Server implementation



Posted by: BrentSheets
Database security, Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry, Sams Publishing, SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server security

Overview: "If you need to deploy, manage, or secure Microsoft SQL Server 2008, this is the complete, fast-paced, task-based reference you've been searching for. Authored by a world-class expert on SQL Server in the enterprise, this book goes far beyond the...


April 14, 2009  5:00 AM

The department previously known as IT



Posted by: BrentSheets
CIO, IT/Business alignment, Mach Media, Peter Hinssen

Overview: "There is a fundamental dilemma in the world of IT: the technical challenges and opportunities have never been greater, but at the same time the role of IT and the role of the CIO has never been questioned more. The relationship between business and IT...


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