Monthly Archives: June 2013

Defining Database Availability

Before anyone can reasonably discuss the importance of data and database availability, it is necessary to first have a good definition of availability. After all, we should know what we are talking about. Simply stated, availability is the condition wherein … Continue reading

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Defining Database Administration

Every organization that manages data using a database management system (DBMS) requires a database administration group to ensure the effective use and deployment of the company’s databases. And since most modern organizations of every size use at least one DBMS, … Continue reading

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Defining Database Performance

(Note: I have published this definition before, but it was a couple years ago and I think it is important for professionals to speak from well-thought-out definitions, so I’m publishing it again… here in my blog this time…) As you … Continue reading

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