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.
An option when creating new AlwaysOn Availability Groups is to specify Backup Preferences.
It’s also something you can easily configure once the Availability Group has been set up as well – by simply right-clicking on the Availability Group and selecting Properties – then navigating into the Backup Preferences tab. ...More
The quest for the Golden Record to achieve a single, accurate and complete version of a customer record is worth the pursuit to attain survivorship. Record matching and consolidation are only the beginning. Melissa Data takes a new approach. Learn how to apply intelligent rules based on reference data to make smarter and better decisions for data cleansing....More
On SQL Servers where Availability Groups (or Mirroring) isn’t in play, I typically recommend keeping a combination of on-box backups along with copying said backups off-box as well. Obviously, keeping databases AND backups on the SAME server is the metaphorical equivalent of putting all of your eggs in one basket – and therefore something you should avoid like the plague....More