Andreas Hope

Andreas Hope

Sales Director at dbWatch AS

Recent Posts

Could a database dashboard improve your business’s strategic decisions?

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 2, 2018 8:38:38 AM
In large businesses and organisations, it’s often vitally important that strategic decisions are made on up-to-date reliable information. Decisions made on the basis of poor information can lead to costly mistakes and problems further down the road. In an IT and database setting, this means having access to a complete overview of your entire server …

3 ways to remain consistent when performance tuning your SQL servers

Posted by Andreas Hope on Jan 1, 2018 7:58:14 AM
Tuning the performance of SQL servers can be a complex and time-consuming task that can affect consistency. Frustratingly, there are no shortcuts either – it’s a job that needs doing and cutting corners can spell disaster for your organisation and require some costly maintenance to put right. Tuning the performance of SQL servers can be …

3 ways tools can streamline your database maintenance procedures

Posted by Andreas Hope on Dec 12, 2017 8:07:53 AM
Database management and monitoring tools are a great solution for streamlining the way your DBAs work. With the potential to save time, make workflows more efficient, and save your company money, these tools can change the way that IT teams work, providing access to greater automation and oversight of a business’s infrastructure. Many large organisations …

4 ways database management tools can reduce your IT costs

Posted by Andreas Hope on Dec 12, 2017 9:12:12 AM
For many organisations today, spiralling IT costs are a major concern. From the cost of operating large server farms, to staffing and maintenance costs, IT budgets are growing exponentially in many industries. To help businesses to help mitigate some of the costs of working with large server farms, and to help their staff be more …

The best practice guide to database scalability excellence

Posted by Andreas Hope on Nov 11, 2017 10:03:27 AM
We’ve spoken before on our blog about the importance of database scalability to modern businesses. Companies can quite easily be held back by rigid databases and server setups, leading to higher costs, difficulty with future business, and reduced scope for further growth. In this article, we’ll be looking at best practice for businesses currently, or …

How database monitoring tools can help assess your need for DB expansion

Posted by Andreas Hope on Nov 11, 2017 9:18:08 AM
Databases and IT systems are the backbone of most businesses today – businesses of any size in any industry. From tracking transactions to hosting online services and storing business information, database servers are used for countless vital parts of companies, and business can grind to a halt if they’re not properly maintained and supported. A …

What is meant by horizontal and vertical database scalability?

Posted by Andreas Hope on Nov 11, 2017 9:55:33 AM
Database server scalability is a common practice in use by IT departments today to help them cope with ever-growing databases and server requirements. As data requirements grow, the number of server instances in use by businesses explodes, and the importance of stable and reliable IT systems increase, it’s no longer possible for businesses to cope with …

4 Early Warning Outgrowing Database Systems

Posted by Andreas Hope on Oct 10, 2017 9:11:21 AM
Modern businesses of all sizes rely on large and scalable databases for the smooth running of their IT systems. From logging transactions and stock levels, to providing staff logins and sharing information throughout a business, databases and their associated server farms provide essential functions for organisation in every industry. But, as more and more business …

3 performance issues to watch out for when monitoring/managing large number of SQL instances

Posted by Andreas Hope on Sep 9, 2017 9:02:49 AM
Large databases are a key ingredient of today’s online world – most businesses, organisations, applications and software rely on them every second of the day to keep running smoothly. But maintaining stability and smooth performance across a large and ever-growing set of databases isn’t simple, and that’s why many IT teams and DBAs rely on monitoring …

Optimizing Oracle and SQL Server licensing cost with dbWatch

Posted by Andreas Hope on May 5, 2017 8:55:03 AM
Want to lower the cost of your database operations? You might start by consolidating database servers and loads, reducing the number of servers or standardising software. Even if you’ve settled on a single database engine like Oracle, it’s common to have multiple different versions in use; out of all the organizations using our dbWatch tools, …