10 Tips for Staying Safe Online

10 Tips for Staying Safe Online

Ntirety would like to extend warm wishes for the upcoming holiday season.  With the increase of online shopping, there is a direct correlation to...
Ntirety Gives Back

Ntirety Gives Back

Recently, our parent company, HOSTING, challenged all of their locations to participate in a canned good sculpture contest to benefit local food pantries.  Ntirety chose...
Is your IT Team Stressed Out?

Is your IT Team Stressed Out?

An IT team is the backbone of your business.  Your database administrators, database developers and database architects are critical to keep your organization running...
4 Strong Skills of a DB Architect

4 Strong Skills of a DB Architect

A Database Architect is a highly skilled IT professional that plays an important, strategic role by supporting growth plans for your database.  They have...
Why the Ideal DBA is ½ a DBA

Why the Ideal DBA is ½ a DBA

In-house DBAs often spend most of their days on the mundane tasks of backups or putting out the fires that constantly arise. This leaves little...

Database Virtualization

Andy Sherman, COO, Ntirety – A Division of HOSTING, discusses how Ntirety’s DBA OnDemand services can help you through your virtualization projects. Database...
Deploying SQL Server Successfully

Deploying SQL Server Successfully

Microsoft SQL Server has proved to be an excellent relational database engine, especially for the most demanding business critical applications within the largest of...
Database Performance Tuning

Database Performance Tuning

For the past few weeks, we’ve focused our publications on application performance and database performance.  We have been using the terminology “Database Governance” and this...
The Constantly Evolving Role of the Database Administrator

The Constantly Evolving Role of the Database Administrator

The emphasis on cloud and as-a-service platforms is rapidly changing the role of database administrators (DBAs) and how an organization interacts with them. An increased reliance on data analysis, warehousing, and collection is taking place throughout all industries. Because of this, the modern database administrator is more critical to operational success than ever before but they are becoming harder to find. The demand for DBAs with advanced skills has sharply increased and the courting by data heavy organizations with deep pockets is leaving many organizations in a lurch.

Data Consulting

Data Consulting

From an IT perspective, database consolidation is one way an organization can save money. Learn about the challenges that your organization can face with database consolidation and what you can do to ensure a successful project.

Choosing a Cloud Services Provider

Choosing a Cloud Services Provider

Business growth, competition, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, agility and financial reasons are major drivers sending organizations of all sizes to search for Cloud Service Providers. ...
Managing Database Performance

Managing Database Performance

Data, data, data.  With something like 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created daily, database administrators must constantly search for ways to improve performance and...
What should your DBA Expect for 2016?

What should your DBA Expect for 2016?

With changes in technology come changes in responsibilities for IT professionals, most notably for the DBA. Increased adoption of the cloud mobile and big data as well as the rising acceptance of IoT bring changes in how applications and databases are accessed and is creating an enormous increase in the volume of data collected. Agile methodologies, including DevOps, are leading to increased demand and changes in how databases are deployed. Here’s a look at how these and other technology changes will affect database administrators in the coming year.

Achieve Database Nirvana

Achieve Database Nirvana

If your company is like most companies, you have a database environment that is a mix of misconfigured databases, which can lead to issues...
Help! My DBA Just Quit! *%#@!

Help! My DBA Just Quit! *%#@!

In the world of modern business, information is the lifeblood that allows organizations to assess, evaluate, compete and thrive. Your DBA plays a critical...
The Role of the DBA in the Cloud

The Role of the DBA in the Cloud

As more organizations move to the cloud, there has been much debate about the future role of database administrators. Some industry pundits believe that...
Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online

In 2000, I opened an email that proclaimed “ILoveYou” – and ended up sending a computer worm to every contact in my email address...
Remote DBA vs. In-house DBA

Remote DBA vs. In-house DBA

Do you need a DBA in-house and/or can you afford a full-time DBA? The answer will depend entirely on your company’s current, and future, organizational and database needs.

Performing a SQL Server Health Check

Performing a SQL Server Health Check

I recently gave a presentation as part of the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter’s Performance-Palooza on “Performing a SQL Server Health Check.”  I was happy...
You Need a Database Specialist

You Need a Database Specialist

One of the trends facing the Database Industry is that while databases are getting bigger and more complex, we are actually seeing a shortage...
DBA Departure Survival Guide

DBA Departure Survival Guide

Would you know what to do if your database administrator disappeared? Whether it’s because of an accident or on purpose, is your business prepared...
The Dataverse

The Dataverse

Have you heard about this thing called the Dataverse? Michael Corey, Founder and President of Ntirety has been writing about the dataverse for years in...
The Vanishing Database Administrator

The Vanishing Database Administrator

Ntirety recently sponsored a survey of 281 data managers and professionals who are subscribers to Database Trends and Applications. The survey uncovered some trends...