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    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
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    Oct 29, 2013
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    Old BI vs. New BI 3

    A very common reference to business intelligence approaches has emerged, comparing "old BI" to "new BI."...More
  • Oct 22, 2013
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    Other Tools For Measuring I/O? 1

    There are a few different ways to monitor the I/O workload of a server. The easiest for the database administrator to use will always be Performance Monitor because that is built into the Windows OS....More
  • Sep 23, 2013
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    Integrating MongoDB and Open Source Data Stores with Power Pivot

    Business users don't care where data is stored or where it's coming from. By using data integration tools, you can expose MongoDB data stores to users through Excel, enabling Power Pivot models and Power View visualizations....More
  • Sep 5, 2013
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    Virtual Clustered SQL Servers Get a Big Feature in VMware 5.5 1

    There are a lot of folks out there who have SQL Server clusters setup under Hyper-V and VMware. One of the issues on the VMware side of things has been the MPIO configuration....More
  • Aug 30, 2013
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    Database Mail Tip: Notifying Operators vs. Sending Emails

    I recently discovered that to improve SQL Server's Database Mail functionality, it's more effective to send alerts and notifications to Operators than to email addresses....More
  • Aug 1, 2013
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    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
  • Jul 15, 2013
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    Microsoft Cloud BI Update 2013

    I've been blogging about cloud BI and Microsoft's bits and pieces and slow roll into the cloud with BI. The "Power BI for Office 365" announcements from Redmond show real commitment to cloud BI....More
  • May 8, 2013
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    Use SSIS for ETL from Hadoop 4

    In this blog post, Mark Kromer walks you through using SSIS as a way to use ETL techniques using Microsoft's Hadoop on Windows (HDInsight) as a source using Hive connectors...More
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    Apr 22, 2013
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    Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series

    Let's talk about database application benchmarking. This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a journeyman-level DBA and a true master of the trade....More

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Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

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
Jul 6, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 28: Additional Options for Tackling Jobs Failover

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
Jul 1, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 27: Options and Concerns for More Advanced Deployments

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
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