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Weighing SQL Server vs. MySQL relational databases

MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server relational databases have their pros and cons. Weigh the differences between SQL Server and MySQL features, costs, functionality and more.


Tips on performance tuning in SQL Server systems

Tuning database performance is a complex process, but consultant Joey D'Antoni details a list of SQL Server performance tuning best practices that can make it easier.


The ins and outs of using audit triggers in SQL Server

Using triggers to capture audit information in SQL Server can be instrumental in keeping track of database use and changes. But they aren't a perfect fit for all cases.

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Tips for DBAs on how to prevent SQL Server deadlocks

Deadlocks are a real hindrance to SQL Server users, but database administrators can avoid them by taking steps to limit them and stop them from recurring.

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    Tips on how to get started with SQL Server Query Store

    Many IT teams are hesitant to use SQL Server Query Store due to performance concerns. Consultant Andy Warren offers advice on how to test and learn about Query Store.

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    If the database is a file of information, then the DBMS is the file folders, the file labels and the file cabinet.

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    A database is a collection of information that is organized so that it can be easily accessed, managed and updated.

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