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March 21, 2018
Count ObjectRocket among those pursuing Azure MongoDB deployments. This open source NoSQL database continues to find traction on the web and in the cloud.
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.
March 22, 2017
So far, data has been left out of the DevOps discussion. But DevOps for databases could grow if tools like Redgate's bundle embedded in Visual Studio 2017 carry through on their promises.
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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Many IT teams hesitate to use SQL Server Query Store due to performance concerns. Consultant Andy Warren offers tips on how to test and get started with Query Store. Continue Reading
Azure Data Studio is a Microsoft tool, originally named SQL Operations Studio, for managing SQL Server databases and cloud-based Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse systems. Continue Reading
Microsoft's newest tool, SQL Operations Studio, provides DBAs with a free, lightweight option for managing SQL Server and Azure databases. Use these tips when trying it out. Continue Reading
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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. Continue Reading
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. Continue Reading
SQL Server 2019 includes welcome new features, particularly updates to its indexing and high availability capabilities and added SQL Server on Linux functionality. Continue Reading
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SQL Server offers a set of built-in auditing tools that can help make the process of tracking logins and other database activities easier for database administrators. Continue Reading
Acing a SQL Server database audit starts with careful monitoring of how sensitive data is accessed and used so you can answer the top questions that auditors ask. Continue Reading
The cloud isn't immune to system failures. You can increase database uptime and prevent data losses with these high availability best practices for SQL Server in the cloud. Continue Reading
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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. Continue Reading
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way. Continue Reading
Basit Farooq presents his top three SQL Server third-party tools for identifying and resolving SQL Server bottlenecks. Continue Reading