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Epicure saves on high availability with SANLess cluster

Direct-sales food distributor Epicure deployed a new server cluster to keep its websites from being overwhelmed -- and saved money on SQL Server and storage in the process.


For SSRS, to scale out or to scale up is the question

Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).

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Bad T-SQL code can hurt SQL Server database performance

Basit Farooq provides eight tips for optimizing T-SQL code to prevent SQL Server database performance bottlenecks and to tune database applications.


Find SQL Server memory usage issues with built-in tools

Having enough memory is critical to SQL Server's performance. To ensure optimum SQL Server performance, you need to monitor SQL Server memory usage regularly. This article describes built-in tools that can make the job easier.

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