John Bowen is a senior software engineer at InterKnowlogy. He works with .NET and other Microsoft technologies, including BizTalk Server, SQL Server, Windows Presentation Foundation, ASP.NET, and Silverlight.
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) has some built-in features for generating and exporting reports, but these third-party utilities expand those capabilities and target end-user rather than just developer reporting.
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