SQL Server High Availability, Scalability and Reliability News
July 09, 2015
Microsoft opened the preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a petabyte-scale, distributed columnar data warehouse service with massively parallel processing.
May 12, 2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the SQL Server 2016 preview for this summer. Its new features model the ethos of "mobile first, cloud first."
March 24, 2015
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
November 25, 2014
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
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A need for data warehouses designed for large-volume data loading and complex analytical workloads led to Microsoft's Analytics Platform System. Continue Reading
Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier. Continue Reading
Robert Sheldon explains the history of in-memory technology from the xVelocity in-memory analysis engine to the memory-optimized columnstore index. Continue Reading
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DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes. Continue Reading
Experts discuss the public preview of SQL Server 2016 and the best new features as early adopters ready themselves to put SQL Server 2016 into production. Continue Reading
Asante and Eversheds both cut SQL Server licensing costs using DH2i's new container management software, DxEnterprise. DH2i plans to compete with Microsoft. Continue Reading
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As an Oracle DBA, while working upon high availability of your database you may come across various Oracle strategic capabilities that fall into...Continue Reading
Although it allows for many different options for what can be displayed on the model, it would be nice if they allowed entity objects (attributes, indexes, keys, etc.) as well.Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: The ability to define a set of domain definitions and group them in folders is a valuable feature. There is also a Macro (VB...Continue Reading
The product allows you to replicate critical data and system objects to a target server to be used for backups and failover, but the monitoring tools could be improved.Powered by IT Central Station
Valuable Features: Replication Protection and Switching Capabilities. The product allows you to replicate critical data and system objects to a...Continue Reading
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Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Continue Reading
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN. Continue Reading
Don Jones explains why Microsoft SQL Server Express can be more dangerous than you'd think and why it might be worth it to invest in the paid edition. Continue Reading
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Basit Farooq provides five tips for SQL Server users, from avoiding a hardware performance bottleneck to dealing with database design. Continue Reading
AlwaysOn Availability Groups gets improvements in SQL Server 2014, from clustering to the cloud. Continue Reading
Learning how technology affects the business will boost any SQL Server DBA resume out there, according to consultant Chris Presley. Continue Reading