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Database Administrator vs Database Architect?

In terms of job responsibilities and activities, what is the difference between a Database Administrator (DBA) and a Database Architect?
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Redesigning a multi-instance MySQL server for performance and resiliency

I've got a single MySQL server which currently runs N separate MySQL instances on, which are rapidly growing beyond the capabilities of that box. Is it possible to have an active-active MySQL ...
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MySQL Cluster over WAN: Best Architecture Options?

My company is looking at a multi-data-centre solution for high-availability, fun, and profit. We have businesses across the planet, with the need for MySQL database clustering solutions that can keep ...
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Recommended structure? %70 write %30 read. 10M row. 200 query/sec. Select, update, insert, search

Followings are what I need to do on my project: 1- If a search term is new and unique, then add the search term 2- Show lastest searched 1000 search terms (I don't need to store dates of all search ...
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Highly Concurrent Storage System

Imagine your requirement is that you have 3 huge tables (structured data) with say 30 billion rows in each (total size of 4TB) and your many concurrent users (which are parallel os threads on remote ...
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Relational database: in-RAM partitioning? Theoretical structure discussion

I'm rewriting an MMORPG server engine using some rather esoteric elements (theoretically good but rarely used in practice), and having a bit of doubt. Some elements of this are “solid” — but the point ...
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What is the best architecture to run Oracle sucessfully run on VMWare?

Due to a data center move we are mandated to migrate all servers to virtual machines. We currently have a 3 Node Oracle RAC running on physical servers. There seems to be a great debate about the ...
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32-bit versus 64-bit ODP.NET to Oracle connection

I seem to be having an issue connecting a 32-bit .NET application to a 64-bit server, without a full Oracle client. If I build a 64-bit application, using the 64-bit ODP.NET dll's or a 64-bit instant ...
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In MongoDB, is having lots of small collections better than having one huge collection?

Huge collections have huge indexes that may not fit into RAM. Is that problem entirely solved with sharding ? If I have lots of small collections with small indexes, what are the options for storing ...
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What exactly is a database engine?

I have gone through the definition on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_engine several times: A database engine (or "storage engine") is the underlying software component that a database ...
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Pros/Cons Using multiple databases vs using single database

Working on a new project which has the requirement to use 7 databases. Arguing performance, stability, optimization is easier implemented. While I don't agree I'm having trouble collecting good ...
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MySQL high availability, failover and replication with Latency

We are in the process of implementing a new CMS (Drupal 6.x) that runs on MySQL. We have two data centers -- primary and secondary -- with known latency between them. We're unsure which version of ...
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Is it better to store images in a BLOB or just the URL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Files - in the database or not? I was wondering if there's any good reason to still use blob fields in a database. A couple of years ago I worked with a DB with a bunch ...