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17 Nov 2017
Top 12 Tips for Safe Online Shopping on Black Friday
Online shopping has become a popular way to purchase items without the hassles of traffic and crowds. Online shopping offers convenience and comfort not available from other shopping outlets. From the comfort of your home, you can search for items from multiple sellers, compare prices with a few mouse clicks, get great deals, make purchases without waiting in line, receive your receipt via email, and have them delivered...
16 Nov 2017
Updated Free Tool: PowerShell Scripts for SQL Server
IDERA released an update of its free tool PowerShell Scripts for SQL Server . This release supports SQL Server 2016 and 2017, and Windows Server 2016. The update features 13 new scripts (four for SQL Server 2017, eight for security, and one for aliases) and seven updated scripts to support SQL Server 2017. The free tool now contains 102 sample scripts that demonstrate various techniques for gathering and managing SQL...
15 Nov 2017
The SQL Song That’s About to Hit The Billboard Hot 100 Chart
Homer McEwen, aka Killa DBA , has always loved music – from his early years in the church choir to today's gigs as a singer and songwriter. After two decades in IT working as a DBA, he decided to combine his passion for music and technology and start making songs about the ever-changing world of databases, bits, bytes, and coding. Killa DBA did us the honor of creating his very own IDERA Rap, and performing it at our...
15 Nov 2017
Monitor Azure Accounts with Uptime Cloud Monitor
Is Azure cloud part of your infrastructure? You can use IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor to monitor your Azure cloud resources. As of today, we support monitoring for Azure Virtual Machines, Azure MSSQL, Azure database for MySQL and Azure database for PostgreSQL. Prerequisites Uptime Cloud Monitor from IDERA offers a SAAS based out-of-the-box solution for monitoring Azure resources for performance and availability. You...
14 Nov 2017
Install Precise PMDB in an Oracle PDB
Working in tandem with David's announcement of Precise version 9.8, here is a one screen how-to. Precise version 9.7 supports installing the Performance Management Database in a PDB. Precise version 9.8 supports monitoring Oracle PDBs. This screen shows the installation path for installing Precise's historic repository (PMDB) in an Pluggable Database.
10 Nov 2017
Announcing Precise V9.8.0
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Precise V9.8.0 Here are some of the highlights: Oracle 12CR2 support on Solaris and Linux Full support for Oracle Multitenant Architecture (Containerized Databases) on Solaris and Linux on Oracle 220.127.116.11. This This is an important area for sales of Precise and we are now perfectly positioned to take advantage of the activity when customers begin their...
9 Nov 2017
Meet the IDERA ACE Class of 2018!
We are excited to introduce our new 2018 IDERA ACEs! This program helps active members of the database and data modeling community share knowledge by sponsoring their travel for speaking engagements and networking opportunities to a variety of SQL and Data Management conferences and events. Members are selected annually and are up-and-coming data professionals who wish to become more active in the community. We are...
31 Oct 2017
IDERA Presents on SQL Performance and Highlights Product Updates at PASS Summit 2017
SEATTLE--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- IDERA , (a division of Idera, Inc.), a provider of powerful database productivity tools, today announced an SQL Server performance presentation and the 2018 members of its Advisors and Community Educators (ACE) program at the annual PASS Summit 2017, the world’s largest gathering of SQL Server professionals. At IDERA’s PASS Summit booth (#112), the company will feature the following tools...
25 Oct 2017
Share Your PASS Summit Experience To Win!
Are you attending PASS Summit 2017 in Seattle? Mention IDERA on social for your chance to win a YETI ROADIE 20! Attending our Summit after-party? Take a picture of one of our famous IDERA ducks you scored? We want to hear about your Summit experience! Those that tag us in a social mention on either Twitter , Facebook , or Instagram during PASS Summit will automatically be entered to win the YETI. You must be following...
25 Oct 2017
3 Critical Tasks DBAs Wish They Had More Time to Complete
People are constantly asking me what to do to make money. My answer is, “I spend time with people who have trouble with SQL Server Performance and I make money by helping them”. Once I admit that I make money by helping people tune their SQL Server, the next set of questions almost always follow. This is how the conversation usually continues… DBA Joe: “Hey Pinal, how do you make money?” Pinal: “Well, my primary...
23 Oct 2017
Getting Prepared for GDPR
GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Anyone who captures personal data for EU members will be subject to meeting these compliance guidelines or risk fines of up to 20 Million Euro or 4% of annual worldwide turnover from your previous year. Recently Sultan Shiffa produced an amazing whitepaper about " Governing GDPR Challenges with Enterprise Data Architecture ". As I was reading it I started to put together a list...
22 Oct 2017
Monitor Apache Cassandra for Performance and Availability
Are you using Apache Cassandra in your application? You can use IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor to monitor your Apache Cassandra for availability and performance. As an illustration, you can configure and receive alerts for the following scenari...
22 Oct 2017
Monitor REDIS for Performance and Availability
Are you using Redis in your application? You can use IDERA Uptime Cloud Monitor (UCM) to monitor your Redis performance. As an illustration, you can configure and receive alerts for the following scenarios: Performance: alert if the Redis p...
20 Oct 2017
Using Business Processes for Data Governance
Business Processes can be a huge asset for you when you are trying to define your Data Governance Policies. While they aren't specifically a data governance tool they can help you and your organization to identify areas where you should be engaging processes to implement the regulatory guidelines. Some regulatory guidelines (like GDPR which goes into affect May 25, 2018) state that you must define your business processes...
20 Oct 2017
Database Performance Evolution
Imagine that you’re the lead DBA managing a high profile, mission critical production database whose application processes $20 million per hour. The database schema design is complex with approximately 1,000 tables and 1,500 indexes. Moreover the application code and its SQL statements were written by many different developers over the years with varying SQL programming skills. In short it’s your typical DBA job description...
18 Oct 2017
HIPAA Compliance for Data Professionals
While medical facilities are most at risk for a HIPAA violation, most organizations in the United States have to comply with the law and can be hit with civil and criminal penalties. Participate in our next Twitter Chat on November 29 at 11 AM CT with host K. Brian Kelley ( @kbriankelley ) as he leads a community discussion on meeting HIPAA compliance with your databases. What challenges are you having? What can you...
12 Oct 2017
New Free Tool: SQL Data Profiler
IDERA released a new free tool, SQL Data Profiler , designed to provide quick visibility into data patterns contained in SQL Server databases. Its intuitive user interface simplifies exploring patterns in data by streamlining and automating the process. Quickly view a summary of the data in selected database tables and columns, and receive recommendations based on the data in the columns. With the free tool, profile...
5 Oct 2017
Announcing SQL Safe 8.4.2 (patch release) General Availability
We are pleased to announce the general availability of SQL Safe 8.4.2, IDERA's premier backup tool. Existing users may upgrade to this version through the IDERA Customer Portal . New users may download the trial version from the IDERA website . This release includes a number of bug fixes, most of which will improve the user experience within the SQL Safe Web Console. For a more detailed list of bug fixes, please review...
2 Oct 2017
Data Governance Questions You Should Be Asking
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Many large data breaches have topped news headlines. With all of this great conversation taking place, it's a perfect opportunity for technical stakeholders and business stakeholders to come together and review their Data Governance Policies. There are 5 Pillars in Data Governance: Data Quality Data Definitions Data Lineage Data Modeling Data Access...
28 Sep 2017
SQL Workload Analysis 1.6.1 General Availability
We are pleased to announce the general availability of SQL Workload Analysis 1.6.1. Existing users may upgrade to this version through the Idera Customer Portal . New users may download the trial version from the Idera Website . This release includes the following features: What’s New in Workload Analysis 1.6.1? Top Stored Procedure/Batch Drilldown . Identify which Stored Procedures are consuming the most resources...
27 Sep 2017
Automatic Alert Response
We'd like to know if you've automated alert response. Script execution on a particular condition can improve availability and enhance DBA productivity. Click on this blog title "Automatic Alert Response" to take the poll. How To Configure Automatic Alert Response in Precise
26 Sep 2017
October #SQLChat - Adult Learning
IT is a fast moving profession. If you aren't keeping up you are falling behind. Participate in our next #SQLChat on Wednesday, October 18 at 11 AM CT with Kenneth Fisher ( @sqlstudent144 ). Kenneth will be leading a discussion on learning within your career space. What’s the new shiny thing that SQL professionals should be learning? Linux? Python? DevOps? What are your favorite methods of learning? What are the...
26 Sep 2017
Announcing the general availability of Uptime Infrastructure Monitor 7.8.3
IDERA is pleased to announce the general availability of Uptime Infrastructure Monitor 7.8.3 . Existing users may upgrade to this latest version via the online downloads . New users may download the trial version from the IDERA Web...
18 Sep 2017
WE'LL SEE YOU AT PASS SUMMIT 2017!
It’s that time of year again! IDERA is excited to see everyone at PASS Summit 2017! This year’s summit will take place from November 1 st -3 rd at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. The exhibit hall will be open from Wednesday (November 1) to Friday (November 3). IDERA will be located at booth 112. Come check us out! What to expect this year at the summit: More than 5,000 registrants...
5 Sep 2017
Instantly Access Data in Backup Files to Improve Database Continuity
SQL Server databases are often repositories for large volumes of business-critical data. As the sizes of databases grow, restore operations become time-consuming. Database professionals need to access data in backup files quickly to reduce recovery time and increase application and business availability. Learn how to instantly access your data in backup files via several conventional and advanced recovery capabilities...