Database Health Check: Operate at Fullest Potential

Posted by Soaring Eagle Consulting on Apr 17, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 

Whether your company runs on Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2, MySQL, IBM Informix, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB, your database is a complex machine that relies on maintenance to function well. A database health check is essential to identify problematic sections so you can enhance your database in the areas that aren’t operating at their fullest potential.

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Topics: Databases, Storage for DBAs, SQL Server, Extreme Performance, Transformation

The Thought Process, Part Two: Moving to NextGen Storage

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Mar 25, 2016 12:58:07 PM




I will not be selling you anything in this blog. I will be sharing a small part of the thought process Ferrellgas (NYSE: FGP) exercised as they evaluated their flash storage options and why they decided to go with Violin Systems and the 7300 Flash Storage Platform at their last refresh.

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Topics: database consolidation, database, Databases, flash memory, flash storage

Violin Systems: Making Telco Billing Platforms Fly

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Apr 2, 2015 9:58:54 AM

As an Oracle database guy working at Violin Systems in Europe, I get exposed to some truly big, scary database platforms. Sometimes they are important (like the global PeopleSoft database for a well-known world-wide intergovernmental organization), sometimes they are critical (like the billing platform for 26 million cell phone users in Europe) and sometimes... you just can't talk about them.

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Topics: Business Applications, Oracle, billing, database, Databases, flash memory, telco

Violin Systems to Present at NY Oracle User Group

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Nov 11, 2014 4:30:28 PM

Attend the December general meeting of the New York Oracle User Group and find out how to achieve top performance with LXC Linux Containers.

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Topics: Oracle, Databases

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 3 - Reducing CAPEX and OPEX through Simplicity

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 21, 2014 4:07:28 PM

Greetings!

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

Postcard from Oracle OpenWorld 2014: The Oracle FS1 Flash Array

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Oct 13, 2014 2:13:35 PM

A couple of weeks ago, along with thousands of other people, I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2014 in San Francisco. There were lots of announcements and lots of opportunities to learn (especially at the excellent OakTable World conference-within-a-conference). My personal favourite session was Jeremiah Wilton's talk on running Oracle on Amazon Cloud Services - I think a whole essay could be written on Oracle's Cloud Licensing Policy. And as Steve Karam has already pointed out, the overwhelming message of OOW14 was cloud, cloud cloud. It seems that Larry no longer likes to talk about on-premise.

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Topics: Oracle, database, Databases

Webinar: SQL Server in a Flash

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Sep 11, 2014 12:26:51 PM

Greetings!

Increasing the performance of SQL Server workloads remains a hot topic. Given the importance that tabular data plays not only in your organization, but also that of your trading partners, it’s not at all surprising that this remains of considerable interest. Recently, Sumeet and I took the time to articulate the value proposition for using flash storage in an SQL Server environment. If you’d like to learn a bit more, I invite you to watch this webinar:

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 2 - Latency Matters

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Aug 28, 2014 11:25:50 AM

Greetings!

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

SQL Server and the WFA: Part 1 - Lots of I/O

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jul 31, 2014 6:39:40 PM

Greetings!

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Topics: Databases, Products, SQL

10 Reasons to Run Oracle Databases on Violin Systems

Posted by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on Jun 7, 2013 3:47:50 PM

I/O limitations of traditional storage solutions can slow down database transactions. What if you could store all the active data in flash memory? Violin all-flash Memory Arrays offer sustained performance at any scale, for any workload. Whether you are running Oracle for your data warehousing, online transaction processing (OLTP), or analytics workloads, with Violin, you can run even your largest Oracle database in flash memory.

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Topics: Databases