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+.
A recap of this week's news on SQL Server Pro, including insights on SQL Server 2014 adoption, Microsoft's new Analytics Platform System that's bringing a data culture to every organization, and new third-party business intelligence solutions.
Microsoft's newly-announced Analytics Platform System lets users query across both traditional relational data warehouses and data that's stored in a Hadoop region for better manageability and flexibility of your data.
A recap of this week's news on SQL Server Pro, including insights on Microsoft's strategic direction for SQL Server, the impact of the Heartbleed vulnerability, and happenings at this week's Red Hat Summit conference.
American Megatrends recently announced the availability of its StorTrends iDATA tool, where organizations can get a handle on their entire IT infrastructure's performance, capacity, and throughput requirements.
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