Dba Software

Written by Kimberly Clark
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The primary purpose of DBA (database administrator) software is to assist the DBA in productively developing and maintaining high quality applications. There are a wide variety of products out there to choose from, depending on the particular needs of the DBA. Software products are available for developing, testing and monitoring the DBA's application.

Developing Tools

A large number of the DBA software developing tools on the market today really take the complexity out of building an application. These products typically include features that enable the DBA to simply drag and drop components into the applications they are building. Most of the software developing products support development of both web and client/server platforms.

Testing Tools

The database software testing tools give the DBA the ability to test the functionality of their applications before going live. By using the tools, the DBA is better able to identify potential performance and scalability problems before they occur. In addition, the tools also provide the DBA with a good sense as to whether or not the application will actually meet the user's objectives after deployment.

Monitoring Tools

The DBA can use software monitoring tools to gauge the performance of the database over time. The information gathered from the monitoring process can then be used to adjust the parameters of the database for optimal performance. Most of the monitoring software tools also allow the DBA to track the resources of the system the application is running on.


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