Mar 31, 2020 1:14:03 PM by Tim Fritz
We’re all in the same global boat. In response to COVID-19, and to curtail the spread and keep employees and the general population well, companies worldwide have suddenly sent their employees home to work.
I’m fortunate, I’ve been working from home for 20 years. And, in a previous life, I’ve been a DBA and developer. So, I really get it. I see this situation all too clearly. I know if I were still a DBA or a developer, I’d be looking for ways to collaborate, to stay on top of things, and to prove that I’m as valuable working from home as I am in the office.
DBAs still have to solve problems with the databases they’re responsible for, besides doing normal maintenance and building new databases.
Developers have to write good database code and make sure it runs accurately and performs well enough to meet the application’s response time SLA.
These people are judged on metrics like speed and quality of their work. Quest® provides all sorts of ways to stay effective at all of those things no matter where “work” is located. Whether you have suddenly been thrown into a work-from-home position due to COVID-19, or if you’ve always worked from home, whether you plan to return to the office after COVID-19 has resolved or you want to continue to work from home, keep reading. These solutions will help.
While working from home, especially if it is not how you’re accustomed to spending your work days, you still need to juggle a lot of work tasks—not to mention life demands that you need to juggle at this time. You likely still have deadlines, teams to stay connected with and accomplish things with, and pieces of the IT puzzle that you’re uniquely responsible for fitting into place.
Following are 12 ways that Quest Software solutions help database professionals be productive and effective team members while at home. If these products are new to you, follow the links for more information—best of all, we offer free trials.
And now, Benchmark Factory can be used to automate load testing as part of a continuous integration build pipeline. Load testing can ensure that new or altered parts of an application are not affecting other areas of the application – the last thing your team needs with so many other things going on. How code will perform if many users execute it at once can be validated prior to production. Watch this video by my colleague Mathew Phan for an explanation: video on Toad World.
I hope this information has been helpful. Watch for more blogs about working from home. If you’re a developer or DBA—or have anything to do with database management, odds are, folks at Quest have walked in your shoes.
We’re here to help.
Information Management Remote Solutions: Database Management While Working from Home
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Written by Tim Fritz
Quest Software solution architect - database performance management and administration solutions. Former DB2 developer and DBA. IBM Certified Database Administrator – DB2 LUW; Microsoft MCP, Certified Technical Specialist – SQL Server.