AMAZON: Wants Your Enterprise Database. Amazon’s awaited release of PostgreSQL on Aurora sharply raises the stakes in its competition with Oracle. Still in public preview, when will Aurora PostgreSQL go GA, and what can we look forward to in the roadmap? Here are some hints of what we expect. Read more
MICROSOFT: Upgrading to SQL Server 2016. Here is a series of blog posts that, when taken as a whole, provide a guide for upgrading to Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016. Read the rest
ORACLE: What the Annual Oracle Database Release Cycle Means for DBAs. As Oracle changes its database release cycle to yearly updates with new version numbers, Oracle users will get faster access to new features — but also new upgrade questions to weigh. Find out more
MySQL: Real-time MySQL Performance Monitoring. A key part of keeping your MySQL database running smoothly is the regular monitoring of performance metrics. In fact, there are literally hundreds of metrics that can be measured that can enable you to gain real-time insight into your database’s health and performance. Several MySQL monitoring tools have been developed to make performance monitoring easier. Here’s how to use Monyog to measure a few of the more important metrics. Read more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.