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April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...

April 11, 2011  5:40 PM

A quick look inside the Teradata Active EDW 6680

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Automation, DBA, hybridisation, MAID, optimisation, SAN, SAS, SATA, SSD, Teradata

With the launch of the Teradata Active EDW 6680 data warehouse, we sat down with Jim Dietz, Enterprise Product Marketing Manager, Teradata, to talk about how the Active EDW 6680 works.

CW: How does the Active EDW 6680 decide on what belongs in the different zones?


April 11, 2011  4:52 PM

Teradata launches Active EDW 6680 hybrid storage solution

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Data warehouse, DBA, HDD, IN MEMORY, optimisation, SSD, Teradata

At the Teradata Universe in Barcelona, Scott Gnau, Chief Development Officer unveiled Teradata's latest flagship product the Active EDW 6680. With support for SSD and SAS drives along with just under 1TB of RAM, the Active EDW 6680 is described by Gnau as being Teradata's answer to the need for...


August 24, 2010  10:01 AM

Microsoft DBA tools support still failing

imurphy Profile: imurphy
DBA, Management, Microsoft, Quest Software, SQL Server

A week ago I received from Microsoft notification of a web seminar on Managing SharePoint Databases in SQL Server. Nothing outstanding about that, they do lots of these things every day. What did get my attention, however, was description of the webinar.

 

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August 16, 2010  5:15 PM

DBAs need to take control of Wikis

imurphy Profile: imurphy
Apple, Collaboration, DBA, Lotus Domino, wiki

Delivering cost-effective and maintainable content is not easy. Companies have spent literally hundreds of millions of pounds worldwide on websites, content management systems (CMS), hosting sites and bandwidth. Despite this, many companies freely admit...


June 11, 2010  2:09 PM

Quest’s TOAD hops onto the Cloud

imurphy Profile: imurphy
cloud, DBA, Quest Software, SQL Azure

Next week Quest Software will announce the release of TOAD for Cloud, extending the reach of its database tools into the Cloud environment. In the first version there will be support for four datasources - Amazon SimpleDB, Microsoft SQL Azure, Apache HBase and any database with an ODBC...


June 7, 2010  6:13 PM

Time for the DBA to stand up and be counted

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, Databases, DBA, Skills

It is now over 25 years since I wrote my first piece about databases. I started with mainframe databases but found myself being asked to write about Q&A a small flat file database running on a PC. Like many DBA's I was a little skeptical about where this market was going and what it could...


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