NuoDB, a NewSQL competitor for Microsoft SQL Server, recently announced a new $14.2 million investment. It will be interesting to watch and see what NuoDB's recent success means for the future of Microsoft SQL Server and the cloud....More
Penton's IT/Dev Connections, the premier professional training and networking conference for the Microsoft technology community, has announced its 14th annual event will be held September 15-19, 2014 at the ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas....More
Are you confused by all the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) "power" tool names? Here's a quick visual overview to clarify terms and give you a look at what the latest self-service BI tools can do for you.
I’ve increasingly been bumping into clients with the need to find a dependable, configurable, durable, and secure off-site backup mechanism and CloudBerry Lab’s Server Backup totally, and completely, fits the bill....More
There are a number of challenges associated with deployments of data services in Windows Azure, particular on SQL Database and one of the most common problems when running SQL Servers is slow queries. Here's help!...More
Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per second on their e-commerce SQL Server, but ran into an issue where CPU started spiking up above 90 percent for sustained periods of time....More
What should most database administrators be doing on a regular basis? Here's a comprehensive list from Michael K. Campbell of many of the things DBAs typically do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis....More