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Informix is an RDBMS, coincidentally started its life from a company by the name of Relational Database Systems or RDS. The database product was acquired by IBM in 2001 and is now fondly referred to as IBM Informix. Informix is ideal for situations where minimal...read more
The number one priority in any production environment, beyond availability, is performance. End users want a smooth and quick experience, while the pressure mounts on you to deliver faster response times. Since PostgreSQL monitoring is arguably one of the most...read more
Transparent Data Encryption(TDE) encrypts SQL and azure database files by encrypting data at rest. In a situation where your physical media such as data, log and backup files get stolen the malicious party can restore/attach the database and retrieve data. TDE...read more
For more than two decades, MySQL has been a staple of the open-source database community. As a brainchild of the database greats, David Axmark, and Michael Widenius, MySQL has been a prominent database choice for millions of users since the mid-90s. MySQL is a free...read more
The purpose of this article is to review the three approaches to working with crontab. The first is the mainstream proposed best practice of using crontab -e. The second is to edit the crontab file directly. The third method is to use your text editor to create files...read more
What's in a name? When it comes to different Relational Database Management systems (RDMS) it can be confusing. The same words have different meaning depending on the software. SQL Server Database Engine has Instances, Logins, Databases, Schema, and User. When a DBA...read more
Today I wanted to talk about some terminology that applies to multiple database platforms, however, I want to talk specifically to how it relates to the Oracle RDBMS. These four words seem to cause a lot of confusion and are often misused. The specific terminology or...read more
How do I grant a user SYSADM, SYSCTRL, SYSMAINT, or SYSMON privileges in Db2? As a newbie to the database administration world, I was tasked with giving a pretend user the ability to create databases in a virtual environment setup for learning. I easily found that the...read more