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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.
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.
February 24, 2011
Virtualization may be taking data centers by storm, but what’s behind the trend? In this month’s “SQL in Five,” SearchSQLServer.com asks Microsoft’s Mark Kromer about the benefits and difficulties of virtualizing SQL Server.
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Running SQL Server in containers creates new challenges for database administrators. The answers to these questions can guide you through some of them. Continue Reading
SQL Server files can be stored outside of Docker containers in host directories or volumes. Here's how to set up SQL Server on Linux databases and attach them to containers. Continue Reading
Deploying SQL Server in Docker containers for production applications typically requires custom containers. Here are guidelines on how to attach databases to them. Continue Reading
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Here's a list of notable trends related to SQL Server that IT teams should be ready for over the next 12 months. Among them: increased use of the cloud, AI, Linux and containers. Continue Reading
An expert explains the Microsoft Sync Framework, a platform for synchronizing heterogeneous data distributed across applications, services and devices. Continue Reading
DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes. Continue Reading
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Docker containers can make the SQL Server deployment process more efficient and flexible. Here's what they are and how to get started on creating containers for SQL Server databases. Continue Reading
As many in IT have learned the hard way, building software containers for systems like SQL Server can be tough. That's where Dockerfiles come in to help automate the process. Continue Reading
Containerized apps are everywhere, but you can also run databases in containers. Follow these commands to customize SQL Server images in Docker containers. Continue Reading
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Asante and Eversheds both cut SQL Server licensing costs using the new DH2i container management software, DxEnterprise. DH2i plans to compete with Microsoft. Continue Reading
The increasing need for SQL Server instances is raising costs. Basit Farooq shows you how to control the costs through effective virtualization. Continue Reading
Performing a successful Azure database migration is no easy task. There are plenty of limitations and missing features, and this is how you make do. Continue Reading