SQL Server High Availability Scalability and Reliability
- January 17, 2018
Microsoft has responded to the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities with patches and other fixes. But IT teams need to sort out SQL Server performance issues they may create.
- September 26, 2017
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 becomes available in October. In addition to a version that runs on Linux, new features include support for Python-based analytics.
- April 28, 2016
Two database experts explain how to take advantage of the opportunity created by SQL Server 2005 end of life and how to build a better database.
- February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
- 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.
- November 07, 2014
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
- March 24, 2014
Consultant Denny Cherry talks changes, misconceptions and what people really want from SQL Server 2014, which is generally available on April 1.
- April 11, 2012
SQL Server 2012 is here, and the Apache Hadoop integration is making the biggest wave, according to some users.
- March 14, 2012
With SQL Server 2012 released in a “virtual launch” this month, Microsoft data platform specialist Mark Kromer tells us what his favorite features of the new release are.
- March 02, 2012
Better SQL Server scalability and lower costs have furthered Microsoft’s reach in recent years, industry observers say, and that’s good, because the competition is big and knows the turf well.
- October 23, 2009
Cost and scalability benefits might make data warehousing seem like a perfect fit for cloud computing, but storage limitations with Azure could slow deployments.
- July 24, 2007
SQL Server database administrator Eric Johnson explains how to back up your primary database and restore it to a secondary server through log shipping. He'll explain log shipping setup via SQL Server Management Studio. Get the details on how to set ...
- June 24, 2007
What is database mirroring in SQL Server and how can it benefit your environment? SQL Server database administrator Eric Johnson starts by outlining the three roles involved in database mirroring: principle, mirror and witness. He goes on to share ...