database architecture design

Why is Database Architecture So Important?

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 8 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. On previous blogs, we’ve discussed the importance of determining the order of priority of your data and establishing processes for storage, maintenance, and backup. But […]

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How to Turn Data into Business Insight

In today’s data-driven world, available data sources grow day after day. For some, this might be a good thing, but for many companies, it brings up a lot of challenges to deal with. Lack of definition when it comes to data volumes is generally one of the main issues in gaining business insight from data. […]

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Prioritizing Data Environment Workload

Prioritizing Data Environment Workload

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 9 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. How often do you set up a maintenance schedule for your data environment? What about management processes? The truth is that the first time you […]

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Can you afford Data Loss? Evaluating New Options.

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. How did you store data 10 years ago? Is it comparable with how you store it today? If you’ve upgraded, list the reasons why: Are […]

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database performance

Database Performance for Executives

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 18 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. One of the biggest nightmares a business owner can face is the possibility of getting sued. The issue becomes even worse when the damages claimed […]

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Data Loss

Data Loss – How Much Can You Afford?

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. Your data is indispensable. Even if you undermine how crucial it is to adequately protect it, consider this: Statistically, 65% of companies that suffer catastrophic […]

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Cloud Environment Security vs. On Premise Environment Security

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of the book Mining New Gold – Managing Your Business Data by Penny, Jeffrey and Gillian Garbus which can be purchased here. Cloud security often instills a sense of false over-confidence.  A significant number of people seem to be under the impression that if their data is […]

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How to Master Database Design

Database Design Mastery

4 Database Design Tips During database design, there are a few simple rules that can save you a lot of time and headaches down the road. Check out these tips that we have developed in our years of hands-on experience: 1. Use Naming Conventions Many developers and admins might not deem name conventions as important […]

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