Monthly Archives: February 2014

Are DBAs Obsolete?

Before we go any further, let me briefly answer the question posed in this column’s title: “No Way!” OK … with that out of the way, let’s discuss the issue … Every so often, some industry pundit gets his opinions … Continue reading

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The Log Is The Database!

The database log, sometimes referred to as the transaction log, is a fundamental component of a database management system. All changes to application data in the database are recorded serially in the database log. Using this information the DBMS can … Continue reading

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