Don Kiely, MVP, MSCD, is a senior technology consultant specializing in developing secure desktop and Web applications that integrate databases and related technologies. When he isn’t writing software, he’s writing and speaking about it.
It takes a lot of work and vigilance to secure ASP.NET applications that store data in SQL Server databases. Here are some key ways to protect your data while it’s in motion and at rest in the database.
Sparse columns can give you significant storage savings, and you can use columns sets to efficiently update or retrieve sparse column data. Filtered indexes work with sparse columns and nonsparse columns to provide improved query performance.
Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft....More
When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single interface or set of tooling, thus providing better scalability of management....More