Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and by Craig S. Mullins

By Craig S. Mullins

With Database management, database pros now have a finished sourcebook of techniques for offering caliber management throughout modern day tough multi-DBMS environments. jam-packed with useful guidance and methods, this e-book offers the main entire survey to be had of the administrator's global for the present or aspiring database professional.Part educational and half reference, Database management explains and examines all of the elements that contain the self-discipline of database management. The ebook opens by means of delivering an outline of the obligations of database directors (DBAs) in addition to many of the "flavors" of DBAs and their initiatives. From there, the e-book proceeds chronologically via each job a DBA is probably going to come across. even if designed as a complete survey of the full DBA setting, the book's person chapters also are well matched for speedy look-up of particular info.

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The task of keeping the DBMS running and up- to-date is an ongoing effort that will consume many DBA cycles. Whatever approach is taken must conform to the needs of the organization, while reducing outages and minimizing the need to change applications. The task of keeping the DBMS running and up-to- date is an ongoing effort that will consume many DBA cycles. Jack-of-All-Trades Databases are at the center of modern applications. If the DBMS fails, applications fail, and if applications fail, business can come to a halt.

The application DBA is likely to be an expert at writing and debugging complex SQL and understands the best ways to incorporate database requests into application programs. The application DBA must also be capable of performing database change management, performance tuning, and most of the other roles of the DBA. The difference is the focus of the application DBA— it is on a specific subset of applications rather than the overall DBMS implementation and database environment. ) Figure 1-6. Focus of the application DBA The application DBA focuses on database design and the ongoing support and administration of databases for a specific application or applications.

An e-DBA is a DBA who is capable of managing Web-based applications and their Internet-related issues. With all of the knowledge and training of a traditional DBA, the e-DBA adapts these skills to suit applications and databases that are Internet enabled. When the Web is coupled with traditional applications and databases, a complex infrastructure is the result. ) The e-DBA must be capable of navigating this complex, heterogeneous infrastructure and providing expertise wherever databases interact within this infrastructure.

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