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Google Cloud Accelerating innovation for cloud-native managed databases

Google Cloud
Every application has to store and access operational data, usually in a database. Managed database services can help you ship apps faster and reduce operational toil so you can focus on what makes your business successful and unique. To quote analyst firm Gartner, “Cloud-based deployment models and dbPaaS offerings are growing rapidly as an alternative, […]

Citrix Are the Desktop PC & Desk Phone Dead?

Citrix Systems
The desktop PC has been a workplace mainstay for 35 years, and desk telephones even longer. For most organizations, though, their remaining time is limited. Traditionally, PCs ran applications that were installed and often connected to servers and databases in a client-server architecture. These applications are still around, but they now run more securely with […]

VMware Delete an orphaned PKS cluster

VMware
You may run into a situation where your PKS cluster is orphaned or you’re unable to delete it with the pks delete-cluster command. I’m going to show how to manually clean up the PKS cluster in the database. In the background I’ve reproduced this issue by deleting the BOSH deployment that backs the PKS cluster. […]

Remote Desktop Manager Database Upgrade Steps

Devolutions
Ah yes, once again it’s time to get back to basics! A little while ago, I discussed how Remote Desktop Manager sometimes needs a database upgrade to ensure new features are properly added Today, I want to dig a little bit deeper —  while still keeping things nice and simple — by looking at the steps […]

How Extreme can Hyperconverged go?

DataCore
Hyperconvergence has today emerged as a rightful contender to rein in former data center expansion madness.  It’s growth has been so dramatic and influential of late that Gartner has opened the doors to its growing market dominance, re-aligning infrastructure segmentation with a new category, the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged. Easy to plot market growth […]

Microsoft Azure Announcements

Microsoft
One of the biggest news items out of last week was the arrival of Virtual Machine Serial Console access in public preview in all global regions. This is something customers have wanted for some time and the team was ecstatic to finally deliver it. Down below, you’ll find a blog post and episodes of Tuesdays […]

How To Set Up A New Virtual Data Optimizer Device Using Cockpit Web Admin Console

Red Hat
In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, we’ve introduced virtual data optimizer (VDO). VDO allows you to save disk space and reduce replication bandwidth with the help of data compression and data deduplication. In this blog post I want to walk you through how you can use the cockpit Web admin console that comes with Red […]

AWS Schema Conversion Tool User Guide

IT Books
This is Amazon Web Services (AWS) documentation for the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT). Use the AWS Schema Conversion Tool (AWS SCT) to help convert a database schema to a schema you can use with AWS resources. For example, you can use the AWS SCT to convert a database schema to migrate a data […]

Fast and easy development with Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL

Microsoft
This blog post was co-authored by James Ashley, MR and AI Architect, Microsoft MVP. Developers sometimes get anxious when it comes to hooking up a database for their apps. However, with Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL, quickly propping up and accessing a relational database is a piece of cake. These lightweight, open […]

Prevent Insiders from Breaching Your Data

Devolutions
Companies like Yahoo, eBay and Equifax all learned the hard way that protecting your data from hackers is of the utmost importance. I mean, a data leak can ruin your company’s reputation forever. But did you know that you might have a bigger problem than outsider threats? And what if that threat was actually coming […]

Veeam Backup MySQL and MariaDB on Linux VM Guide

Veeam
What does it take to back up MySQL on a Linux VM? This is a riddle we sometimes hear at Veeam: When running on a Linux VM, how does one quiesce MySQL databases? Unfortunately, there are not many new ways to answer this riddle, and the answers we currently have are already tried and tested! […]

Joining Turbonomic for The Transformative Mission

Turbonomic
Experiencing IT Pains Firsthand My name is Rick Ochs, and I want to tell the story of how and why I joined Turbonomic. I’ve spent the last 13 years of my career at Microsoft building, maintaining, and PM’ing IT infrastructure and Applications. Over four years ago, we started one of the largest cloud migrations an […]

Introducing Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL

Microsoft
Develop with open source databases? We’ll show you the new community-based PostgreSQL and MySQL databases for Azure, including its dynamic scalability to meet the performance needs of your apps in seconds, high availability that eradicates the need to set up replicas, Azure Service Integration to add intelligence to your apps. We finish up with how […]

Transaction log backup with Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server

Veeam
Believe it or not, I used to work a lot with Microsoft SQL Server. While I did not call myself a database administrator (DBA), I did know my way around a database or two. Since I’ve been at Veeam, I have always enjoyed telling the Veeam story around using SQL Server as a critical application […]

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