Database Administration by Craig S. Mullins
The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures (2nd Edition)

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Database Administration, Second Edition , is the definitive, technology-independent guide to the modern discipline of database administration. Packed with best practices and proven solutions for any database platform or environment, this text fully reflects the field’s latest realities and challenges. Drawing on more than thirty years of database experience, Mullins focuses on problems that today’s DBAs actually face, and skills and knowledge they simply must have.

 

Mullins presents realistic, thorough, and up-to-date coverage of every DBA task, including creating database environments, data modeling, normalization, design, performance, data integrity, compliance, governance, security, backup/recovery, disaster planning, data and storage management, data movement/distribution, data warehousing, connectivity, metadata, tools, and more.

 

This edition adds new coverage of “Big Data,” database appliances, cloud computing, and NoSQL. Mullins includes an entirely new chapter on the DBA’s role in regulatory compliance, with substantial new material on data breaches, auditing, encryption, retention, and metadata management. You’ll also find an all-new glossary, plus up-to-the-minute DBA rules of thumb.

 

About Craig S. Mullins

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Craig S. Mullins is a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant. He is president and principal consultant of Mullins Consulting, Inc. and the publisher and editor of The Database Site (www.TheDatabaseSite.com). Craig has also been appointed as an Information Champion by IBM. Craig has extensive experience in all facets of database systems development, including systems analysis and design, database and system administration, data analysis, and developing and teaching DB2 and database development classes. He has worked with DB2 since Version 1 and has experience in multiple roles, including programmer, DBA, instructor, and analyst. His experience spans industries, having worked for companies in the following fields: manufacturing (USX Corporation), banking (Mellon Bank), utilities (Duquesne Light Company), commercial software development (BMC Software, NEON Enterprise Software, and PLATINUM Technology, Inc.), consulting (ASSET, Inc. and Mullins Consulting, Inc.), and computer industry analysis (Gartner Group). In addition, Craig authored many of the popular "Platinum Monthly DB2 Tips" and worked on Platinum's DB2 system catalog and access path posters. Craig is a regular lecturer at industry conferences. You may have seen him present at such events as the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG), the IBM Information on Demand (IOD) Conference, the IBM DB2 Technical Conference, SHARE, DAMA, CMG, or at one of many regional user groups throughout the world. Craig is a member of the IDUG Volunteers Hall of Fame. Craig is also the author of Database Administration: The Complete Guide to Practices and Procedures(ISBN 0-201-74129-6). This book offers the industry's only comprehensive guide to heterogeneous database administration. Craig is a frequent contributor to computer industry publications, with hundreds of articles published over the past couple decades. His articles have been published in Byte, DB2 Update, Database Programming & Design, DBMS, Data Management Review, zJournal, and many others. Craig writes four regular columns, including "The DBA Corner" for Database Trends and Applications, "The Database Report" for The Data Administration Newsletter, "z/Data Perspectives" for zJournal, and "The Buffer Pool" for IDUG Solutions Journal. He also writes a blog focusing on DB2 topics at http://db2portal.blogspot.com. Complete information on Craig's published articles and books can be found on his website at www.craigsmullins.com. Craig graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree and a dual major in computer science and economics. Follow Craig on Twitter at www.twitter.com/craigmullins.
 
Published October 11, 2012 by Addison-Wesley Professional. 907 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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