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5 things to look for in a database monitoring tool

Databases are the backbone of enterprise-level organizations, facilitating efficient data management, supporting critical business processes, and providing a foundation for secure innovation and growth. Effective database monitoring is critical for maintaining a high level of performance, security, and reliability in database systems, particularly in enterprise-level environments where large volumes of data and critical business operations are involved.

The real origins of the Agile Manifesto

In February 2001, 17 people met at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah. They were the leading exponents of Extreme Programming, Scrum, and Adaptive Software Development, and they were seeking a set of compatible values based on trust, respect and collaboration. They wanted to make software development easier. And they found it in the form of a manifesto. Their only concern was that the term describing the manifesto came from a ‘Brit’ and they weren’t sure how to pronounce it.

Why organisations across Australia should embrace Test Data Management

In an era marked by the convergence of Big Data, hybrid cloud use, and the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, organisations across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region find themselves at a critical juncture. The ability to collect, manage, and leverage data effectively is now a determining factor for competitive advantage – and will become more competitive.

"As DBAs, should we be worried about our jobs because of AI?" and other burning questions

We recently launched the State of the Database Landscape 2024 survey results, with information from almost 4,000 database professionals from around the globe. A clear picture emerged from the results, suggesting that 2024 is the year that skill diversification among database professionals is imperative. There’s the need to manage multiple databases, to migrate to the cloud, to introduce continuous delivery with DevOps, and even incorporating Generative AI into the mix.

Marking deployments and more in SQL Monitor

SQL Monitor is an essential tool for DBA teams worldwide, providing real-time monitoring of SQL Server and PostgreSQL performance. With SQL Monitor, you can easily track deployments, errors, and other events on the timeline. This feature, called annotations, allows you to quickly identify the root cause of performance issues and take corrective action. SQL Monitor’s timeline is a powerful tool that helps you stay on top of your database performance and keep your systems running smoothly.

How to unlock your leadership potential on a cloud migration project: A guide for the DBA, part 2

In this two-part Q&A series, we’re looking at how to seize the full potential of cloud migrations to advance your career. In part one, we talked with four industry experts about the skills DBAs can gain, the unique career opportunities that come up, and the best way to get involved in a cloud project. Chris Yates from Republic Bank, Kendra Little from Dutchie, and Matt Gordon and Joshua Higginbotham from Centric Consulting shared their insights and provided some really valuable advice.

Why every user can now fly first class with Flyway

Flyway v10 has arrived, bringing with it some major advantages for Community users, open source contributors and developers everywhere. The big news? Every user can now download the latest, most secure version of Flyway, however old their database, and Redgate is affirming its commitment to open source to make it easier to accept and manage community updates.

How to unlock your leadership potential on a cloud migration project: A guide for the DBA, part 1

If your organization is embarking on a cloud migration project, it can be a great opportunity to develop skills and qualities that will help unlock your leadership potential. But what skills should you look to be honing, what areas should you focus on, how do you get involved in a cloud project in the first place, and what qualities can prepare you for leadership responsibilities? We spoke to some notable industry experts to find out.

Lessons Learned from a Digital Transformation in the Finance Industry

In May 2023, Thomas Kronawitter, Head of Data-Driven Applications & Services at Grenke AG, joined Redgate CPO David Gummer at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit to provide insights and advice based on his own digital transformation journey in financial services. This post highlights the key take-aways from David’s conversation with Thomas, including the strategies, challenges, and successes that shaped Grenke’s experience.