Database Blog Posts

Protecting Criminal Justice Information

In order for XTIVIA to provide DBA managed services to governmental agencies where the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) Security Policy is required, CJIS compliance was necessary. CJIS is a set of standards for accessing criminal justice...

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What’s a Database Health Check?

As a critical component of your business, a healthy database is vital to staff efficiency and customer satisfaction. If you've neglected database maintenance and tuning, chances are you're running into a litany of performance issues. When your database begins to lag,...

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The Basics of Database Performance Tuning

Poor database performance bogs down operations, and as the lifeblood of a business, companies can't afford barriers to data access. One of the best ways to navigate past performance issues is by getting a regular database performance audit. Just like a car needs...

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What is MFA and Why does it Matter?

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is something a lot of IT professionals know about but never want to bring up to their clients. MFA is the next step defense in your everyday battle in protecting your day to day operations. So let's talk about it. What is MFA?...

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Sockets, Cores, and Threads, oh my!

What do you mean, exactly, by "CPU"? Once upon a time, computers sat on our desks; we knew exactly how many processors they had; and back then our biggest uncertainty was whether they could handle Y2K. Fast forward to today: our computers have 4, 8 or 16 processors —...

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