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.
Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per second on their e-commerce SQL Server, but ran into an issue where CPU started spiking up above 90 percent for sustained periods of time....More
What should most database administrators be doing on a regular basis? Here's a comprehensive list from Michael K. Campbell of many of the things DBAs typically do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis....More