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SQL Server 2016 eBook

This eBook – A Guide to Taking Control of Your Data – can help you get a better handle on all of your data.  It looks at some of the key trends and challenges caused by the rising data volumes and introduces you to potential solutions for managing that data – in the form of Microsoft’s latest version of SQL Server (SQL 16) and the expert application and database management services of Ntirety. At the end of this eBook, you’ll also find a list of additional resources to help you manage your data problem.

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Database Governance: The Next Step in Database Optimization

What you don’t know about your database(s) CAN hurt your business. You may not be showing any symptoms of database problems. In fact, all can be humming along and then suddenly disaster strikes. Your database goes down and your business comes to a screeching halt. This eBook discusses Database Governance, including what can happen to break your database(s) and what you can do to mitigate the risk of an unknown or unanticipated event occurring and negatively impacting your business.

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How to Solve Your Biggest DBA Problems with
Remote Database Administration

In today’s digital world, all information resides in databases. The ability to manage this information can be the difference between the life and the death of your business.  Your business is no different, your data is growing and the information needs to be accessible 24x7.  This put an incredible strain on your internal DBAs.  This eBook contains the pros and cons of hiring internal DBAs or outsourcing DBA responsibilities; compares the problems and opportunities associated with hiring a DBA, engaging a consultant, and subscribing to a Remote Database Administration Service.

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Ntirety Insights: Assessing SQL Server

Is Microsoft SQL Server effectively helping organizations achieve their goals, or is it failing to solve the challenges it was created to solve?  Based on extensive SQL Server database assessments, Ntirety identified deployment and maintenance challenges that, if not addressed, can cause serious disruptions to database environments and an organization’s ongoing business.  This eBook discusses the findings in detail and provides suggestions on how your organization can ensure a successful deployment of SQL Server databases.

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6 Steps To Follow When Your DBA Exits Your Company

If you are not prepared for a DBA departure, it could put you out of business.  Given the risk to your business, it’s prudent to be prepared ahead of time to deal with an unexpected loss of a DBA.  Download this eBook to learn the 6 steps to follow when a DBA leaves, issues to consider before this happens and what questions you should ask your DBA before they depart.

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Database Consolidation – The Secret Sauce

Cutting costs is always a top priority for every organization regardless of its size. 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.

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Half a DBA

In today’s plug-and-play IT environment, where the explosion of data volumes and complexity is constantly escalating, the idea that a company does not need a DBA seems counterintuitive. At Ntirety, however, we do not believe you need a DBA, not a whole one anyway. You may only need part of a DBA – in other words, it may be more cost-effective to use only certain DBA services, when you need them.

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The Vanishing Database Administrator – Survey

The Vanishing Database Administrator: Survey of Data Professionals’ Career Aspirations, was produced by Unisphere Research and sponsored by Ntirety. Unisphere Research is the market research unit of Unisphere Media, a division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of Database Trends and Applications magazine and the 5 Minute Briefing newsletters.

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Virtualizing Oracle: Doing IT Right

A database is a very resource intensive by its very nature and one of the most resource-intensive applications you will ever virtualize. If best practices are not followed, the database will never perform as needed. This presentation will teach you why you should virtualize your database and how to successfully virtualize the most demanding Oracle & SQL Server database’s on VMware.

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Virtualizing SQL Server 2012: Doing IT Right

A database is a very resource intensive by its very nature and one of the most resource-intensive applications you will ever virtualize. If best practices are not followed, the database will never perform as needed. This presentation will teach you why you should virtualize your database and how to successfully virtualize the most demanding Oracle & SQL Server database’s on VMware.

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Virtualizing Databases: Doing IT Right – The Sequel

The latest version of the presentation by Michael Corey, President of Ntirety and Jeff Szastak, VMware, Inc.

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20 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Cloud Service Provider

Our colleagues at HOSTING recently published this innovative guide to effectively evaluating cloud service providers (CSPs) . . . and dodging all the sales traps they like to lay. Perfect for small- to mid-sized businesses trying to determine which CSP can best fit their current state and future state requirements, the white paper details 20 “must ask” questions to reference during the process.