Michael Hotek

Michael
Hotek

Michael Hotek is an independent consultant who specializes in replication implementation, disaster recovery, and performance tuning. He manages http://mssqlserver.com and is a SQL Server MVP.

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Disaster Recovery Means Availability, Too
Some IT executives are unwilling to spend money on disaster recovery, though they see the profit in high availability. But you can't have available systems if you can't recover them.
High Availability Solutions 1
SQL Server 2000 provides three technologies that you can use to build highly available systems. But availability is more than technology. This article can help you put all the pieces together.
Database Replication - 24 Jan 2002 2
Looking for an effective database-replication solution? Here’s a concise product guide that you can use to get your search off the ground.

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Jun 3, 2015
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Power BI Preview Gaining Market Momentum

As summer nears, the Power BI Preview is making bigger waves with every weekly release. Popular data sources and a plethora of Power BI Designer enhancements are being released at light speed pace. Check out the highlights on what has been released and what we might see next....More
Evolution of SQL Server continues
Jun 3, 2015
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What is Coming in SQL Server 2016 for Business Intelligence 1

Over the past few years we did not hear anything from Microsoft about SQL Server on-premises business intelligence enhancements. The extended cricket-chirping silence left us speculating about the future of Reporting Services, Analysis Services and other key technologies that are being used today to power critical decision making solutions. Good news, the waiting and wondering is over. Microsoft recently announced significant SQL Server on-premises upgrades for business intelligence in numerous presentations at both //build and Ignite conferences....More
May 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 25: Final Remarks on Backups

In the last few posts (posts 19 – 24) I’ve covered some high-level concerns and reviewed some details about how to implement and manage database backups against AlwaysOn Availability Group databases. Most of the information I’ve provided was pretty basic or elementary – along with some additional guidelines for things to watch out for when managing backups. Which is to say that backups are never something you can simply take for granted and they’re never something you just take lightly....More
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