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Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, Second Edition by Craig S. Mullins

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23. DBA Tools

Every major DBMS product provides a complete, functional database management system that can be used out of the box to store and manage data. Although organizations can install and use the DBMS as delivered, many will quickly find that the functionality needed to adequately support large-scale database development is not provided by the DBMS product alone.

The administration and maintenance of database applications is time-consuming if you use only the standard features of the DBMS. Fortunately, many DBA tools that enhance the functionality of relational database management systems are available from third-party vendors.

Types and Benefits of DBA Tools

A DBA tool reduces the amount of time, effort, and human error involved in maintaining ...

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