Need to move a large amount of data into or out of a SQL Server database as fast as possible? This report from the SQL Server Magazine Lab compares bulk copy program and Data Transformation Services' Bulk Insert task.
Recognizing a need for efficient, high-speed, low-latency, server-to-server communications, Compaq, Intel, and Microsoft developed the Virtual Interface (VI) Architecture specification and published version 1.0 in 1997.
Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high availability and disaster recovery are quite different....More
While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from within a single, unified, set of technologies and tooling, AlwaysOn Availability Groups also come with a number of challenges....More
For some businesses, conducting a health check can be cumbersome, time-consuming, and the results, well, frustrating. However, a health check can be easy and rewarding for any business that wants to improve server performance, especially if you take the time to find the right solution provider....More