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Database Automation Software Lets DBAs Skip the Scripts

GridApp Clarity 6.5 database automation software uses a model-driven approach rather than scripts to automate processes and activities....More

Itzik Ben-Gan

Itzik Ben-Gan is a contributing editor to SQL Server Pro and a cofounder of SolidQ. He teaches, lectures, and consults internationally. He's a SQL Server MVP and is the author of several books about T-SQL, including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window...

SQL Server 2012 T-SQL at a Glance: New and Enhanced Functions

Itzik describes new T-SQL scalar functions in SQL Server 2012 CTP 3....More

Michael K. Campbell

Michael K. Campbell is a contributing editor for SQL Server Pro and Dev Pro and is an ASPInsider. Michael is the president of OverAchiever Productions, a consultancy dedicated to technical evangelism, mentoring, and quality solutions. He specializes in SQL Server, ASP.NET...

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....More

Denny Cherry

Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. Denny’s areas of technical expertise include system...

SQL Server High Availability with Amazon EC2

DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology can be used to provide a SQL Server high availability solution within the Amazon EC2 environment....More

Derek Comingore

Derek Comingore is a principal architect with B.I. Voyage, a Microsoft Partner that specializes in business intelligence services and solutions. Comngore is a SQL Server MVP and holds several Microsoft certifications.

in SQL Server BI Blog Dec 13, 2012

Designing, Developing, and Deploying the World’s First Parallel Data Warehouse Customer Solution

Derek Comingore discusses BI Voyage's (BIV) experiences designing, developing, and deploying the world's first Parallel Data Warehouse customer solution....More

Pinalkumar Dave

Pinalkumar Dave is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, mentor for Solid Quality India, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). He has written more than 1,500 articles on his blog at blog.sqlauthority.com. He is a dynamic and proficient...

What is the Best Value for the Fill Factor? Index, Fill Factor and Performance, Part 2

Pinal Dave explains the optimal value of the fill factor with detailed explanation....More

Magic Quadrant Reveals Users Want Mobile BI Platforms

Gartner released its 2011 Business Intelligence Platform Magic Quadrant that lists vendors that should be considered when selecting a business intelligence (BI) platform to develop reporting and analysis applications....More

Managing the Health of Your SQL Server Environment

How the SQL Server community helped to shape and create a new tool for DBAs to manage their environments more effectively....More

For Data Quality, Intelligent Rules Add Value to the Golden Record

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....More

The SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour: Get Recognized for Your SQL Server Solutions

The SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour could come to your city and you could be featured at an event....More

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