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The usage of best practices and procedures in the database community

Holt, Victoria; Ramage, Magnus; Kear, Karen and Heap, Nicholas (2015). The usage of best practices and procedures in the database community. Information Systems, 49 pp. 163–181.

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Database Management has an important role to play in the management of data assets which are at the heart of every organization. In a fast moving technological era, where data is rapidly expanding, understanding the current best practices and procedures is important for continuous improvement. This paper investigates how databases are actually administered and identifies what practices and procedures are utilized throughout the database lifecycle. The paper highlights the demographics of people who manage database systems and the diverse requirements of database systems given the wide range of software and hardware available. The results of this paper show the breadth of issues relevant to database management. The paper concludes by showing where existing practice and procedures are not optimal, and by highlighting the complexities in the field.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0306-4379
Keywords: database administration; database management; data management; database lifecycle; best practice and procedures; database operations
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 41622
Depositing User: Magnus Ramage
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 24 May 2019 17:38
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