SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en The Importance of Benchmarking http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/importance-benchmarking <div class="node-body article-body">Don’t make the mistake of dismissing benchmarks because they don’t reflect real-world applications. 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http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/whats-different-about-big-data <div class="node-body article-body">This eBook examines four critical ways that data in Hadoop is different from data in traditional storage and management models, and why companies can no longer be certain that their data will be clean, structured, regulated, or trustworthy.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/whats-different-about-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dataguise Security Sponsored Sun, 01 May 2016 17:49:00 +0000 32201 at http://sqlmag.com Why Traditional Security Tools Can't Keep Pace with Big Data http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/keep-pace-big-data <div class="node-body article-body">This easy-to-read eBook explains why traditional security tools can’t keep big data safe, leaving enterprises at risk.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/keep-pace-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dataguise Security Sponsored Sun, 01 May 2016 17:49:00 +0000 32191 at http://sqlmag.com Data-Centric Security: The Only Solution to Keep Sensitive Data Safe http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/keep-sensitive-data-safe <div class="node-body article-body">This eBook explains why detecting and protecting sensitive data at the data (or element) level is the only way to keep it safe as organizations consume and expand access to more data across the enterprise. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/keep-sensitive-data-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dataguise Security Sponsored Sun, 01 May 2016 17:49:00 +0000 32181 at http://sqlmag.com Seven Essential Questions Board Members Need to Be Asking About Data Security http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/seven-essential-questions <div class="node-body article-body">This eBook helps board members get a handle on their organization’s risk profile.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/seven-essential-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dataguise Security Sponsored Sun, 01 May 2016 17:49:00 +0000 32171 at http://sqlmag.com Six Decisions You Must Make to Prepare for a Security Incident http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/prepare-security-incident <div class="field-deck"> A Gartner Report </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Read this complimentary Gartner report* and learn best practices for developing a well-thought-out incident response plan.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/dataguise/prepare-security-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dataguise Security Sponsored Sun, 01 May 2016 17:49:00 +0000 32161 at http://sqlmag.com Choosing a SQL Server Availability Technology http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/choosing-sql-server-availability-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Here’s a quick overview of SQL Server 2016’s high availability and disaster recovery technologies.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/choosing-sql-server-availability-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/choosing-sql-server-availability-technology#comments Scaling for Success with SQL Server in 2016 Always On scalability sql server 2016 Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:00 +0000 31901 at http://sqlmag.com Superdome X Builds in Enterprise Level Availability http://sqlmag.com/scaling-success-sql-server-2016/superdome-x-builds-enterprise-level-availability <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s enterprise-level virtualization and database servers need to support massive level of scalability to run todays resource intensive OTLP, data warehousing and big data applications. 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