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How do you generate large OLTP and reporting workloads? [closed]

My current skillset lies towards plain vanilla data warehousing, with < 20k users, our setups are rather simple.. I am looking for ways to enhance my technical skills, however, as much theory as I ...
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Is there a free/web-based game that requires knowledge of SQL to win? [closed]

Looking for an alternative way of teaching SQL, and wondering if there is a free/web-based game that requires knowledge of SQL to win. If possible, the game should not only be fun, but also track how ...
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Where can I get best resources to learn sql? [duplicate]

I am very new to the databases just have basic knowledge about it. I want to learn sql language and dont know where to start. Please help me to start with it. And what is the difference between ...
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Teradata learning resources

I'm moving from SQL Server to Teradata, therefore could someone recommend any good (preferably online) resources about Teradata? I'm not looking for information about basics, but rather about new ...
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Why is Database Administration so hard?

I know a lot of Database Administrators and they are all over 28-29 years old. Is all database administration like that? I mean, is this about getting experience more than at least 7-8 years? Or is ...
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Where can I find good literature for beginners?

I am trying to find some database tutorials,books and similar, since I have started this course in college, and received some material, but it is really hard to manage through all the info on the net. ...
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SQL Profiler tutorials for newbie

The MSDN documentation tough to understand. Are there any online tutorials available to learn SQL Profiler? If possible, videos or simple blog posts would be preferred.
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How far should you go with normalization?

I have a decent amount of data in a database. I have well formed tables and good relationships between them with some redundancy in my data. But how far should I go with normalization? Are there ...
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What are some good resources for learning about document oriented databases?

I'm interested in learning about NoSQL databases and I decided to start with document oriented databases. What are some good resources to learn the concepts and good design of this type of database?
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What learning resources are there for part-time DBAs?

Luckily, this isn't a current issue for me, as in my current workplace we're pretty well supplied with DBA knowledge in the team. However, in small development teams, it's not uncommon in my ...
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Must-read Books for DBA [closed]

This question is almost mandatory in any SE site for basic reference. Please post only books with permanently value for DBAs in general. The post should be a must read book, the classical ones, the ...
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books for aspiring DBA [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Must-read Books for DBA What books do you recommend for the aspiring DBA? Update: I'm particularly looking for sql-server and PostgreSQL books (though books geared ...