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Rubrik -  - Productivity Hacks: Migrate in Minutes to the Most Current Version of SQL Server

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Productivity Hacks: Migrate in Minutes to the Most Current Version of SQL Server

In July 2019, SQL Server 2008, Microsoft’s relational database management system (RDMS) application, reached end-of-life. SQL Server 2012 is slated to go end-of-life in 2022. Once an application reaches its extended support end date, there are no longer patches, security updates, or support from Microsoft. If your organization is using a version of SQL that is or is soon to be unsupported, it’s almost guaranteed that your security risk will increase, your productivity will be impacted, and your data protection compliance jeopardized. Over time, these risks will escalate, so it’s important to take action. Organizations are looking to migrate to a newer version of SQL Server for many reasons. It could be the end-of-service event, which is a very compelling reason because there’s a significant business justification behind it. Database administrators (DBAs) generally want to move up to the latest version because they see the application, its performance, and security benefits. No matter the reason behind it, when administrators get the approval to upgrade, they must deal with complex details and logistics around how to move from their legacy version of SQL Server to a modern version with the least amount of downtime possible. (Upgrading is always a tough sell…
Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Can Help DBAs Respond to an Evolving & Demanding Landscape

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How Rubrik Can Help DBAs Respond to an Evolving & Demanding Landscape

DBAs are known for their masterful ability to untangle complex systems–but that’s not to say that the massive growth in database types and data and the ever-increasing need for business agility haven’t made their jobs more challenging. Given the range of applications DBAs must now support and the acceleration of database and data growth, today’s DBAs are tasked with managing terabytes, if not petabytes, of data across on-premises and cloud–and these numbers will continue to grow. In fact, IDC analysts estimate that data volume will more than double every two years.  So how can DBAs maintain protection and control over their environments, even as they evolve and the sheer volume of databases and data increases? How can they ensure rapid recovery of multi-terabyte databases in the event of a cyberattack? How are DBAs tackling increasing data governance regulations? And perhaps most top-of-mind, how can they minimize pain points associated with manual backups and scripting to free up time to focus on other strategic projects for the business?  To answer these questions, I’ll walk through the biggest threats today’s DBAs ought to keep their eye on and how Rubrik can help them handle these challenges with the speed, efficiency, control, and…
Rubrik -  - The Day 2 Opportunity for DBAs

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The Day 2 Opportunity for DBAs

With the rising demand for automation, speedy development cycles, and cloud, the role of the DBA is changing. As businesses drive towards digital transformation, DBAs have an opportunity to expand their value beyond data managers into data stewards who help innovate how organizations interact with, store, and protect information. However, although modernization provides benefits that are clear to most enterprises, it also generates additional–and often unrealized burdens–for DBAs as they face an increase in workload and the need for an evolved skillset. The questions for many DBAs have become, “How can I build a skill set that extends beyond on-premises, across multiple clouds, and beyond?  How can I add value to the data I manage and protect?” Opportunities for the New World Being a modern DBA requires a complete overhaul of traditional operations. This blog post will explore the opportunities you have as a DBA to automate key Day 2 operations, freeing up time to focus on more strategic work that will allow you to transition from a database mechanic into a data steward in the new world. On-premises Automation As a modern-day DBA, you are still asked to optimize and protect the systems you manage, but now you also…
Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Andes 5.2 Empowers DBAs With Flexible Recovery Options

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How Rubrik Andes 5.2 Empowers DBAs With Flexible Recovery Options

Databases are at the heart of the data management strategy for all enterprises. This is because critical applications are built and hosted on databases—both relational and non-relational—so any downtime on databases has a direct impact on the company’s revenue. At Rubrik, we are committed to delivering value to our customers by simplifying their data management strategies across all environments. That’s why Rubrik Andes 5.2, our latest product release, delivers multiple enhancements and capabilities for Oracle databases that provide even more power and flexibility to DBAs. Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management (CDM) platform delivers enterprise-grade protection and DevOps-centric automation for Oracle databases, enabling customers to automatically backup their Oracle database workloads and leverage flexible recovery options in the event of database failure. This allows DBAs to devote their precious time to other demanding tasks without worrying about database backups or relinquishing restore control.  Rubrik’s data management solution for Oracle is built around recovery scenarios that DBAs perform on a day-to-day basis.  Clone Cloning is the most obvious use case for DBAs in terms of using the existing database backups. DBAs frequently clone critical production data and create clones that are used for testing and developing new applications. The Clone option (originally known…
Rubrik -  - How to Create a Successful Data Lake

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How to Create a Successful Data Lake

Data-driven decision making is transforming how businesses and IT operate. As organizations look to access all types of information, they have carved out a need for higher-level infrastructure experts who help unlock new value from their data. The modern-day DBA has an opportunity to be an in-house expert and operate as a strategic business partner for managing this data and ensuring it is available to those who need it. To do this, in addition to building up their cloud and DevOps skills, many DBAs are delivering on this opportunity by turning to data lakes, a large repository into which data—in its raw, natural form—flows from many sources. Users across an organization can then access and analyze the centralized data. The true power of a data lake shines when you can maximize adoption across your enterprise so that big data informs as many business decisions as possible. To create your own data lake, you’ll need to decide on platforms and data sources, but, most importantly, you’ll need to determine how you can present the data lake to stakeholders to increase adoption across the organization. What is a Data Lake & Do You Need One? Enterprises in all industries and of all…