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Consultant and author Craig Mullins discusses some of his rules of thumb for helping database administrators contend with an increasingly complex set of responsibilities and duties.
Author Craig Mullins discusses the evolving responsibilities of database administrators due to NoSQL systems and a growing need for mixed database management system environments.
The Internet of Things, the data lake and the "age of the customer" stole headlines this year. TechTarget editors explain why in this BizApps Today episode.
The holiday shopping season is the most important time of the year for retailers, and they're increasingly turning to data analytics to try to get an advantage over their competition.
Big data has been hyped up for years, but this past year businesses started to move beyond all this hype to find ways to get real value out of the technology.
Targeted-marketing campaigns don't always find their mark. When they go astray, the results can be ugly.
SAP SME success is tied to SAP's implementation partners. But making full use of the SAP suite remains a challenge for small to midsize businesses.
Developing SAP HANA applications can be challenging. This article describes tools that can ease HANA Web app development.
You've deployed the SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence platform. To ensure that your investment in analytics isn't wasted, track certain metrics to learn if the platform is being used effectively.
Having enough memory is critical to SQL Server's performance. To ensure optimum SQL Server performance, you need to monitor SQL Server memory usage regularly. This article describes built-in tools that can make the job easier.
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
Energy company Enbridge Inc. is in the process of virtualizing all of its servers to increase flexibility and cut costs. Not everyone is happy with this new direction.
The programming language’s new release gets help from nimble Project Lambda for easier and speedier development.
Many organizations are approaching software design in a new way, with one of the most popular being Behavior-driven development (BDD). Here are five tips to keep your BDD projects on track
Big data solutions have given enterprises the power to handle, manage and process massive amounts of information, but how do organizations extract meaning from that information? Big data architecture is evolving to do just that.
You can't measure airflow from raised floor tiles in the same way as any other air duct. Optimize data center airflow with the right tools.
TIA data center standards address cabling systems with performance, budget and future plans in mind. New concepts bear consideration as well.
IBM's z/OS Connect is a fresh way to tie in mainframe processing with Internet applications. See what it does and how it overlaps with existing software.
Companies that don't get on board with social business, the sharing economy and the Internet of Things do so at their peril, says an expert.
Trends like the cloud, file sharing and mobile devices have changed traditional content management, said expert Ron Miller in this podcast.
Designing functional taxonomies is one of the first steps in making search-based applications more effective. How can organizations map out classification schemes that will help return the most relevant search results?
OpenSymmetry says cloud-based financials and professional services automation help it deliver projects more efficiently and profitably.
HR and finance need to share data. The metrics that finance uses and the metrics that HR uses, brought together, can help to measure an organization's success.
Cloud products often lacked the features or didn't perform as well as touted in the sales process.