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.
This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More