IBM’s Netezza Performance Server systems are incredibly fault tolerant and are known to require far less effort to administer than a traditional RDBMS. This can, however, lead to a false sense of security, and so when DBA resourcing levels are reviewed, some businesses will attempt to reduce costs by handing over the day to day running of Netezza to a non-specialist team. But is this a good idea?
If you use LDAP authentication with your Netezza appliances, you’ll know how much effort goes into keeping your database permissions aligned to your corporate security policy. In this article we’ll show you how you can make life much easier by automating that process.