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Craig’s Recently Published Articles.

Articles and Columns

Craig is a frequent contributor to computer industry publications, having authored hundreds of articles on database and data management topics over the years. His articles have appeared in popular industry magazines including DM Review, DBMS, Enterprise Tech Journal, DB2 Magazine, Oracle Update, SQL Server Update, and many others.

Craig writes several regular columns including a monthly column called The DBA Corner for Database Trends and Applications magazine;as well as regular articles and posts for Planet Mainframe, Toad World, TDAN, SearchDataManagement, and Datavail.  He is also a regular contributor to several online data- and database-related portals and blogs.

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What are the Database Scalability Methods?
NuoDB Blog, February 14, 2018.

This article discusses the predominant architectures for implementing database clustering to achieve scalability.

Db2 Best Practices.
datAvail Blog, February 13, 2018.

An open-ended discussion on best practices for Db2 database administration.

What do we mean by Database Scalability?
NuoDB Blog, February 9, 2018.

At a high level, both scalability and elasticity help to improve availability and performance when demand is changing, but what exactly are these two things? And how do scalability and elasticity help to improve availability and performance?

It’s All Big Data.
Database Trends and Applications, February 1, 2018.

The term “big data” has been bandied about for quite some time now, to the point where it seems to have lost meaning. This month’s DBA Corner column explains why this is not necessarily a bad thing and you can use it to your advantage.

Reinventing DevOps: Continuous delivery and the database.
IBM IT Infrastructure Blog, January 23, 2018.

For DevOps and continuous delivery methodologies to succeed, tighter database integration is required.

What is Production Data?
datAvail Blog, January 16, 2018.

I was asked to provide a definition of “production “data” so I figured I’d find a good definition with a web search. I didn’t… so I wrote one that sounds good to me. What do you think?

Tighten Database-Application Integration.
IBM Z, January 8, 2018.

Application and database changes must be tightly coupled and orchestrated in tandem for successful DevOps.

Don’t Neglect Database Performance.
TDAN, January 3, 2018.

One of the most time-consuming aspects of being a DBA is assuring the performance of database systems and applications. This article outlines some of the techniques that can be used to optimize database application performance.

What is Blockchain? An Introduction to Blockchain for DBAs.
Database Trends and Applications, January 2, 2018.

This month’s DBA Corner column explains the importance of blockchain including what it is, how it works, and why it can be transformational.

Some New Year’s Resolutions for DBAs.
datAvail Blog, January 2, 2018.

At the beginning over every year many of us take the time to make resolutions for the upcoming year. Here are some thoughts on the New Year’s resolutions you might be wise to make as a DBA in 2018.

Articles Published in 2018