Is Your Database Healthy?

Whether your company runs on Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2, MySQL, IBM Informix, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB, your database is a complex machine that relies on maintenance to function well. A health check is essential to identify problematic sections so you can enhance your database in the areas that aren’t operating at their fullest potential. […]


What is a Relational Database Management System?

A relational database is based on the relational model of data, which organizes data into one or more tables of rows and columns, with a unique key for each row. Generally, each entity type described in a database has its own table with the rows representing instances of that type of entity and the columns […]


What is the Difference Between Personal and Sensitive Data?

Now that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is in effect, you’ve probably heard how the GDPR defines personal data and that it includes a sub-category of sensitive personal data, which comes with its own requirements. If you haven’t, this blog post will reveal everything you need to know in a simple and easy-to-understand way. […]


Benefits of Outsourcing Database Administration

If you are looking for supplemental expertise for the maintenance and support of operational databases, then remote database administration (or database outsourcing) may be what you are looking for, especially outside of normal business hours (24×7). A remote database service provider controls the operations of an organization’s database and makes sure that critical parameters are […]


How To Increase Database Efficiency

The overall performance of a database depends largely on its efficiency. Many factors can affect efficiency, including how indexes are used, how queries are structured, and how data is modeled. Consequently, making small tweaks to any of these elements can have a significant impact. This database performance guide will review the basics to help make […]


The Goals of Data Governance

In our previous blog post, we discussed data governance and when it is needed (or not). Today, we’ re going to delve in deeper on the goals of data governance.   Data Governance Goals Every structured system helps us organize how we think and communicate about complicated or ambiguous concepts. The use of a formal […]


What is Data Governance? How Will it Help?

Data governance is the management of the availability, integrity, usability, and security of the data used in a company. A good data governance program includes a set of defined procedures and a plan to execute those procedures. The initial step in the implementation of a data governance program involves defining the owners of the company’s […]


How Small Business Can Protect Themselves From Data Breaches

Cybersecurity is a considerable concern for small businesses, especially given that 58% of data breaches victims fall in the small business category. Cybersecurity Statistics for Small Business 43 percent of small business were victims of a cyber attack. 14 percent of respondents consider their capacity to reduce vulnerabilities, risks, and attacks as entirely effective. 60 […]


AI Databases: What You Need to Know

Like all other areas of the industry, artificial intelligence is having a massive impact on database management. Major players, such as  Microsoft and Oracle, are using AI to monitor database workload patterns and apply automatic tuning continuously. Now’s the time to leverage this unique opportunity to make AI part of a Database Management solution to […]


What Is A Database Management System?

A DBMS (database management system) is essentially a computerized data-keeping system. It is a system software used for creating and managing databases. The DBMS provides users with a systematic way to generate, recover, update and manage data. Types of Database Management Systems The most common database models and their management systems include: Relational database management […]