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SQL Server High Availability with Amazon EC2

  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 2: Creating Synchronous, Asynchronous and Read-Only Replicas  

    Running Time: 56 minutes | In this session, you'll see how you can create AlwaysOn Availability Groups that contain both synchronous and asynchronous replicas. You'll also see how you can offload reporting and backups to read-only replicas....More
  • Jul 23, 2014
    Education

    Session 3: Creating AlwaysOn Availability Groups in Azure  

    Running Time: 50 minutes | In the final session, you'll see how you can create SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability group replicas in Azure and use them for cloud-based disaster recovery....More
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    Oct 30, 2013
    blog

    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
  • Aug 1, 2013
    blog

    Massive Speed and High Availability

    One of the things people are always trying to figure out is how to get high-speed disks and high availability (HA) all in a single package. A possible solution is the DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology....More
  • Nov 17, 2011
    blog

    SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate Offers New Capabilities

    Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 is now available for download and include new capabilities over the SQL Server Denali CTP3 release....More

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Sep 1, 2015
blog

Stop Using INFORMATION_SCHEMA and SysObjects for Exists Checks

Code like this isn’t optimal: IF EXISTS(SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE name = N'TableToDrop' AND type = 'U')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Neither is this: IF EXISTS(SELECT TABLE_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'TableToDrop')         DROP TABLE TableToDrop; GO Yet, I see both of those used all of the time – over and over again. Even though it’s 2015.  ...More
Aug 27, 2015
blog

A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups 1

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
blog

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
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