SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/rss.xml en Supercharge Your Virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/supercharge-microsoft-sql-server <div class="node-body article-body">Maintain high throughput in VMware environments- increase infrastructure versatility & reliability using Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and HP Light Endurance PCIe Workload Accelerators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sandisk/supercharge-microsoft-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SanDisk Resources Sponsored Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:04:00 +0000 24881 at http://sqlmag.com Data Breaches and Insider Threats http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-breaches-and-insider-threats <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&rsquo;ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it&rsquo;s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders &ndash; or people within your organization.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-breaches-and-insider-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/data-breaches-and-insider-threats#comments Security SQL Server data breaches data breaches security security Threat Modeling Threat Modeling Practical SQL Server Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:02:00 +0000 26121 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying High-Impact Queries and Stored Procedures with Dynamic Management Views http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-high-impact-queries-and-stored-procedures-dynamic-management <div class="node-body article-body">Are you looking for a comprehensive set of scripts to identify queries or stored procedures with highest reads or writes, most CPU consumption, or are the longest running on your SQL Server instances? Then go no further than here where Tim Ford, who truly "wrote the book" on Dynamic Management Views provides two new toolbelt queries for doing just that.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-high-impact-queries-and-stored-procedures-dynamic-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-high-impact-queries-and-stored-procedures-dynamic-management#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server DMV dm_exec_procedure_stats dm_exec_query_stats dynamic management objects queries stored procedures Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:21:00 +0000 26111 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #3: The Case of the Stubborn Log File http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-3-case-stubborn-log-file <div class="node-body article-body">The transaction log continues to grow despite regular backups. Diagnosing the issue and preventing it from happening again is what this case is all about.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-3-case-stubborn-log-file" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-3-case-stubborn-log-file#comments SQL Server active transaction page lock SQL Server transaction log Truncate Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:00:00 +0000 26101 at http://sqlmag.com Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups http://sqlmag.com/blog/setting-additional-checks-ensure-regular-transaction-log-backups <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There&rsquo;s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing &ldquo;fit and trim&rdquo;. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sqlmag.com/files/uploads/2015/03/TLogNotifications.gif" style="width: 600px; height: 286px;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/setting-additional-checks-ensure-regular-transaction-log-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/setting-additional-checks-ensure-regular-transaction-log-backups#comments SQL Server backups backups SQL Server SQL Server sql server agent sql server agent transaction log transaction log Practical SQL Server Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:33:00 +0000 26011 at http://sqlmag.com Seek and You Shall Scan Part II: Ascending Keys http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/seek-and-you-shall-scan-part-ii-ascending-keys <div class="node-body article-body">In another column I cover cases in which the optimizer uses table or index scans versus ones in which it uses index seeks. I explained when the optimizer’s choices were efficient by default and when they weren’t (and provided solutions for when they weren’t). In this column I continue the discussion by covering a problem known as the ascending key problem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/seek-and-you-shall-scan-part-ii-ascending-keys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/seek-and-you-shall-scan-part-ii-ascending-keys#comments SQL Server ascending key ascending key problem cardinality estimate cardinality estimation formula database san database seek index creation primary key restraint SQL Server SQL Server 2014 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000 26001 at http://sqlmag.com Seek and You Shall Scan Part I: When the Optimizer Doesn't Optimize http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/seek-and-you-shall-scan-part-i-when-optimizer-doesnt-optimize <div class="node-body article-body">Index Seek and Index (or Table) Scan are two of the most common operators that you see in query execution plans. A common misconception is that a scan is bad and a seek is good. The reality is that each is optimal under different circumstances. In some cases the optimizer chooses between the two based on which is indeed more optimal in the given situation. In those cases, other than appreciating the optimizer's ability to come up with the truly optimal plan, there's nothing special that we need to do. However, what’s interesting to us as people who tune queries is to identify cases, or patterns, in which the optimizer doesn’t make the optimal choice and act to fix them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/seek-and-you-shall-scan-part-i-when-optimizer-doesnt-optimize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/seek-and-you-shall-scan-part-i-when-optimizer-doesnt-optimize#comments SQL Server data characteristics index availability index scan index seek optimizer query execution plans SQL Server SQL Server 2014 table scan Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:30:00 +0000 25991 at http://sqlmag.com Flash Storage For Dummies http://sqlmag.com/netapp/flash-storage-dummies <div class="node-body article-body">In that classic For Dummies style, you’ll get some useful tips on how to best incorporate flash in your IT environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/flash-storage-dummies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Storage NetApp Sponsored Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25831 at http://sqlmag.com Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks http://sqlmag.com/blog/stop-using-informationschema-and-sysobjects-exists-checks <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Code like this isn&rsquo;t optimal:</p> <pre> <div class="geshifilter" style="white-space: nowrap;"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;">IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; DROP TABLE TableToDrop;<br /> GO</div></div></pre> <p>Neither is this:</p> <pre> <div class="geshifilter" style="white-space: nowrap;"><div class="text geshifilter-text" style="font-family:monospace;">IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')<br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; DROP TABLE TableToDrop;<br /> GO</div></div></pre> <p>Yet, I see both of those used all of the time &ndash; over and over again. Even though it&rsquo;s 2015. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/stop-using-informationschema-and-sysobjects-exists-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/stop-using-informationschema-and-sysobjects-exists-checks#comments SQL Server ALTER ALTER CREATE CREATE DROP DROP EXISTS EXISTS INFORMATION_SCHEMA INFORMATION_SCHEMA sys.objects sys.objects Practical SQL Server Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:50:00 +0000 25811 at http://sqlmag.com The Essential Guide the SQL Server 2014: Clustered Columnstore Index http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-clustered-columnstore-index <div class="field-deck"> Learn about SQL Server 2014's enhanced columnstore index </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In this Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 series I&rsquo;ve been covering the most important new features and enhancements that Microsoft added to SQL Server 2014. In the last column I covered the <a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-backup-enhancements"><u>SQL Server 2014&rsquo;s Backup Enhancements</u></a>. In this column I&rsquo;m going to cover the important enhancements to the columnstore Index. Microsoft introduced the columnstore index in SQL Server 2012 and it provided significantly improved performance for data warehousing types of queries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-clustered-columnstore-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/essential-guide-sql-server-2014-clustered-columnstore-index#comments SQL Server 2014 clustered colmnstore index non-clustered columnstore index Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:07:00 +0000 25801 at http://sqlmag.com Writing Perfmon data to SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/writing-perfmon-data-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Learn the tricks to get Perfmon to write performance counter data to SQL Server </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Q:</strong> I&rsquo;m trying to get Perfmon to write performance counter data to SQL Server. In Perfmon I&rsquo;ve created a Data Collector and I set the Log format to SQL. I have also created a data source using the SQL Server Native driver but when I try to start Perfmon I get the error Call to SQLAllocConnect failed with %1.</p> <p><strong>A:</strong> I&rsquo;ve found that you cannot use the SQL Server Native Client to log data to SQL Server from Perfmon. I have only had success when the data source that I created used the ODBC driver like you can see in Figure 1.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/writing-perfmon-data-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/writing-perfmon-data-sql-server#comments SQL Server CounterData CounterDetails data source DisplayToID perfmon Perfromance Monitor run as SQL Server Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:17:00 +0000 25791 at http://sqlmag.com A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups http://sqlmag.com/blog/replacement-maintenance-plan-backups <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>This blog post is a bit of a &lsquo;repeat&rsquo; &ndash; since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in <a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-23-maintenance-plan-backups-and-ssis-pack">Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs</a>. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/replacement-maintenance-plan-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/replacement-maintenance-plan-backups#comments SQL Server Maintenance Plans Maintenance Plans SQL Express Backups SQL Express Backups SQL Server Backups SQL Server Backups Practical SQL Server Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:00 +0000 25781 at http://sqlmag.com The Myth About Estimated Execution Plans http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/myth-about-estimated-execution-plans <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">How you name things matters. As Buck Woody said about the original SQL Server documentation, Books Online, &ldquo;They weren&rsquo;t books and they weren&rsquo;t online.&rdquo; There are even </font><a href="http://www.cnet.com/pictures/25-worst-named-tech-products-pictures/24/"><u><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">more horrific</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> examples. As was pointed out to me by Mike Dimmick on my blog, the name for Estimated Execution Plans puts people off.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/myth-about-estimated-execution-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/myth-about-estimated-execution-plans#comments SQL Server actual estimated Execution plans Microsoft SQL Server Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:30:00 +0000 25771 at http://sqlmag.com Announcing our IT/DevConnections Data Platform and Business Intelligence Keynote Speaker Conor Cunningham http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/announcing-our-itdevconnections-data-platform-and-business-intelligence-keynote-spea <div class="node-body article-body">This year we’re excited to welcome Conor Cunningham, Partner Architect on the SQL Server Core Engine Team at Microsoft as our Data Platform and Business Intelligence Keynote Speaker to speak on features coming to SQL Server 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/announcing-our-itdevconnections-data-platform-and-business-intelligence-keynote-spea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2016/announcing-our-itdevconnections-data-platform-and-business-intelligence-keynote-spea#comments SQL Server 2016 2015 IT/Dev Connections keynote sql server 2016 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0000 25761 at http://sqlmag.com Are You Ready For Power BI? http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/are-you-ready-power-bi <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Microsoft has positioned Power BI to be the industry-leading tool for simple self-service desktop data mashups but it has great heritage of serious business analytics.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve had numerous conversations lately with new consulting clients; both business leaders and technical professionals, who recognize the promise of Power BI and are anxious to put it to work solving real data problems.&nbsp; Are you ready to use Power BI to tackle your data challenges?&nbsp; On the 27<sup>th</sup> of August, I&rsquo;ll lead an online virtual workshop &ldquo;Building Business Intelligence Solutions</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/are-you-ready-power-bi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/power-bi/are-you-ready-power-bi#comments Power BI Business Decision Maker Business Intelligence Professional dashboard deliver online Power BI Self-Service Reporting training Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:26:00 +0000 25751 at http://sqlmag.com http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/94/0b/ef/940bef096f336dabb65f14f245361bc0.jpg Looking forward to Containers http://sqlmag.com/blog/looking-forward-containers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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) &ndash; which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/looking-forward-containers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/looking-forward-containers#comments Systems Management SQL Server containers Containers deployment deployment docker docker future future SQL Server SQL Server virtualization virtualization Windows Windows Practical SQL Server Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:54:00 +0000 25731 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #2: The Case of the Exploding Table http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/data-tales-2-case-exploding-table <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I was recently at a customer site where the developers were very concerned about the impact of adding columns to a table. They told me that when they added a new column that their deployment code was timing out and the database was massively increasing in size. It had increased from around a small size to well over 50GB during the single operation. The deployment operation involved adding the column and writing one row to a deployment history table. Because they were only writing a single new row, they were blaming SQL Server for bloating the database size when a column was added.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/data-tales-2-case-exploding-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2012/data-tales-2-case-exploding-table#comments SQL Server 2012 AutoGrow growth setting SQL Server table Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:07:00 +0000 25711 at http://sqlmag.com http://taylors988.deviantart.com/art/Planetary-Explosion-131533901 SQL Select: FAQs about SQL Server 2014 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-select-faqs-about-sql-server-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Answers to your most frequently asked questions about SQL Server 2014 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Answers to your most frequently asked questions about SQL Server 2014</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-select-faqs-about-sql-server-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2014/sql-select-faqs-about-sql-server-2014#comments SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances BIDS In-Memory OLTP Server Core SSDT-BI Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:57:00 +0000 25701 at http://sqlmag.com Dealing with an Inherited SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dealing-inherited-sql-server <div class="field-deck"> Get a quick must-do checklist for dealing with an inherited SQL Server system </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Get a quick must-do checklist for dealing with an inherited SQL Server system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dealing-inherited-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/dealing-inherited-sql-server#comments SQL Server AutoGrow autoShrink Backup data files Full Recovery model log files tempdb Wed, 12 Aug 2015 19:26:00 +0000 25691 at http://sqlmag.com FAQ: Missing SSMS IntelliSense Changes http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/faq-missing-ssms-intellisense-changes <div class="field-deck"> See what to do when IntelliSense doesn't recognize your new database objects </div> <div class="node-body article-body">See what to do when IntelliSense doesn't recognize your new database objects</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/faq-missing-ssms-intellisense-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/faq-missing-ssms-intellisense-changes#comments SQL Server IntelliSense Object Editor SSMS Wed, 12 Aug 2015 03:52:00 +0000 25681 at http://sqlmag.com New Solution to the Packing Intervals Problem http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/new-solution-packing-intervals-problem <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Packing intervals is a classic T-SQL problem that involves packing groups of intersecting intervals into their respective continuous intervals. I set a challenge to myself to try and find an elegant solution that can achieve the task by using only one supporting index and a single scan of the data, and I found one.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/new-solution-packing-intervals-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/new-solution-packing-intervals-problem#comments SQL Server optimization packing intervals Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:07:00 +0000 25671 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales #1: The Case of the Auto-Truncating Table http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-1-case-auto-truncating-table <div class="field-byline"> Dr Greg Low – SQL Down Under (Australia) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I have a number of clients that I spend a day or two with each month. I like this style of engagement as I get to know the staff and their systems over a period of time, can see the improvements that we make over time. The staff members also know that if they have issues that aren&#39;t desperate, they can save them up for the days that I am onsite. When I arrived at one of these customer sites recently, several of the staff members had grins on their faces, and one told me that Terry (well let&#39;s call him Terry anyway) had really broken something.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-1-case-auto-truncating-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/data-tales-1-case-auto-truncating-table#comments SQL Server ANSI_PADDING Linked Servers trucation Wed, 05 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000 25641 at http://sqlmag.com Welcoming Dr. Greg Low as a Regular Author at SQL Server Pro http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/welcoming-dr-greg-low-regular-author-sql-server-pro <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On paper Dr.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/welcoming-dr-greg-low-regular-author-sql-server-pro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/welcoming-dr-greg-low-regular-author-sql-server-pro#comments SQL Server author Dr. Greg Low SQL Server Pro sqlmag.com Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:47:00 +0000 25631 at http://sqlmag.com Total Economic Impact FlexPod Datacenter Platform http://sqlmag.com/netapp/total-economic-impact <div class="node-body article-body">Forrester white paper that examines ROI that enterprises may realize by adopting FlexPod for business-critical application workloads such as Oracle databases and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Server for communications & collaboration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/total-economic-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Storage NetApp Sponsored Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25861 at http://sqlmag.com NetApp EF560 All Flash Array for Oracle: Enterprise Storage for Latency-sensitive Databases http://sqlmag.com/netapp/netapp-ef560-all-flash-array <div class="node-body article-body">IT managers, line-of-business stakeholders and senior executives continue to look for ways to improve resource utilization and ROI in IT. Challenges with database environments and supporting infrastructures include managing data growth and database size, meeting database performance requi9rements, and deploying new database technologies and applications. This ESG Lab Report test the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series all flash arrays in Oracle database environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/netapp-ef560-all-flash-array" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NetApp Sponsored Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25851 at http://sqlmag.com Enhancing Database Environments with NetApp Storage http://sqlmag.com/netapp/enhancing-database-environments <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/enhancing-database-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Storage NetApp Sponsored Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25841 at http://sqlmag.com Flash Storage Delivers on the Promise of VDI http://sqlmag.com/netapp/flash-storage-delivers-promise-vdi <div class="node-body article-body">As organizations consider desktop virtualization, they often uncover that picking the right storage can make or break the success of the project. Learn how a NetApp All-Flash FAS solution can help you deliver cost effective virtual desktop performance while reducing your management costs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/flash-storage-delivers-promise-vdi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> NetApp Sponsored Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25821 at http://sqlmag.com Moving SQL Server to a Virtual Platform http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/moving-sql-server-virtual-platform <div class="field-deck"> Learn about some of the main factors that impact SQL Server performance in a VM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn about some of the main factors that impact SQL Server performance in a VM</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/moving-sql-server-virtual-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/moving-sql-server-virtual-platform#comments SQL Server data files log files tempdb VHD VM VMDK Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:47:00 +0000 25401 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-29-practical-implementation-tips <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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 &ndash; 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 &ndash; according to some of the early outlines I created &lsquo;way back when&rsquo;.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-29-practical-implementation-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-29-practical-implementation-tips#comments SQL Server backups backups ETL etl jobs jobs SQL Server Availability Groups SQL Server Availability Groups SSIS SSIS Practical SQL Server Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:03:00 +0000 25391 at http://sqlmag.com Where do I find SQL Server Management Studio? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio <div class="field-deck"> Find the executable for SSMS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Find the executable for SSMS</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/where-do-i-find-sql-server-management-studio#comments SQL Server SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:33:00 +0000 25381 at http://sqlmag.com