These days database administrators are tasked with working with a multitude of data types. And, as the Cloud has become more prevalent, the different types of database experience required continues to expand. Let us know the database services you are currently tasked with managing....More
Learn how you to automate, track, report and troubleshoot database performance problems and causes with “The Essential Guide to Database Monitoring.” Get advice on how to make gathering performance metrics and assessing database health less painful by establishing baselines and implementing automated monitoring....More
Transaction log backups are critical for point-in-time recovery. If you're in full recovery mode you also better be sure to be backing up those transaction logs because it's the only way to keep your log files healthy and lean....More
The 2015 IT/Dev Connections Data Platform and Business Intelligence sessions have been announced. We're taking a first peek at who will be providing knowledge and guidance at this year's event at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas....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
Which database types do you currently administer in your organization?
These days database administrators are tasked with working with a multitude of data types. And, as the Cloud has become more prevalent, the different types of database experience required continues to expand. Let us know the database services you are currently tasked with managing.
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
Throughout this series of posts I’ve taken a somewhat pessimistic view of how SQL Server Agent jobs are managed within most organizations – meaning that most of the code and examples I’ve provided up until this point were based on assumptions about how CHANGE to jobs is managed. That pessimism, to date, has come in two forms:...More
In this series of posts I’ve called out some of the concerns related to SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups and their interaction with SQL Server Agent jobs – both in the form of Batch Jobs (see post #3) and backups....More