Blair Greenwood is an associate editor for SQL Server Pro, where she extensively covers database administration, development, and business intelligence industry trends and news. Follow her on Twitter at @blair_greenwood and Google+.
Ahead of the Microsoft TechEd 2014 conference, Melissa Data announced that they will be showing off new matching and de-duplication functionality in the company's MatchUp Component for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
Tim Ford is involved in several different facets of the SQL Server space. Not only is he heavily involved in our own IT/Dev Connections conference, but he's also the person behind the annual SQL Cruise technical training event.
Microsoft is cleaning house by replacing its current cloud-database service tiers with new ones. According to the company, it is retiring its SQL Database Web and Business service tiers on April 24, 2015.
During Microsoft's Q3 earnings call yesterday, the company generated a net income of $5.66 billion on revenues of $20.40 billion. Additionally, the Devices and Consumer sector within Microsoft grew 12 percent to $8.30 billion, and commercial revenue grew 7 percent to $12.23 billion.
In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More