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By Craig S. Mullins

With Database management, database execs now have a complete sourcebook of suggestions for offering caliber management throughout present day not easy multi-DBMS environments. choked with sensible directions and methods, this e-book presents the main complete survey to be had of the administrator's international for the present or aspiring database professional.Part instructional and half reference, Database management explains and examines all of the parts that include the self-discipline of database management. The booklet opens by means of offering an summary of the obligations of database directors (DBAs) besides a number of the "flavors" of DBAs and their projects. From there, the e-book proceeds chronologically via each job a DBA is probably going to come across. even if designed as a accomplished survey of the complete DBA surroundings, the book's person chapters also are compatible for speedy look-up of particular details.

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Table 2-1. Tier-1 DBMS Vendors DBMS vendor DBMS product IBM Corporation DB2 Universal Database New Orchard Road Armonk, NY 10504 Phone: (914) 499-1900 Oracle Corporation Oracle 500 Oracle Parkway Redwood Shores, CA 94065 Phone: (650) 506-7000 Microsoft Corporation SQL Server One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 Phone: (425) 882-8080 Table 2-2. Tier-2 DBMS Vendors DBMS vendor DBMS product Informix Software, Inc. Informix Dynamic Server 50 Washington Street Westborough, MA 01581 Phone: (508) 366-3888 Sybase Inc.

In general, when staffing application DBAs, be sure to also staff a centralized DBA group. The application DBAs should have primary responsibility for specific applications, but should also be viewed as part of the centralized DBA group. When staffing application DBAs, be sure to also staff a centralized DBA group. Task-Oriented DBA Larger organizations sometimes create very specialized DBAs that focus on a specific DBA task. However, task-oriented DBAs are quite rare outside of very large IT shops.

For example, a service-level agreement requiring subsecond response time for transactions is more difficult to support than an agreement requiring three-second response time. • Availability requirements. Database administration becomes easier if databases have an allowable period of scheduled downtime. Some DBA tasks either require an outage, or are easier when an outage can be taken. Considerations such as supporting e-business transactions and the Web drive the need for 24/7 database availability.

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