Prakash Sundaresan

Prakash
Sundaresan

Prakash Sundaresan is a program manager with Microsoft's SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team.

Articles
Memory Matters 2
Memory pressure can be a drain on your system’s resources. Microsoft’s SQL Server Customer Advisory Team shows you how to find and resolve memory pressure--before you decide you need more memory.
64-Bit Vs. 32-Bit Memory Management 1
Learn about memory-utilization differences between 64-bit and 32-bit SQL Server.
Optimizing Parameterization for Query Plan Reuse
Learn some reasons why your SQL Server might not be effectively reusing query plans.
Minding Memory 1
Understanding how SQL Server uses memory is an essential step in performance tuning. Members of Microsoft’s SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team show you how they find information about SQL Server’s memory utilization.

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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