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    Oct 30, 2013
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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
  • New business intelligence diagram
    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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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

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
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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
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
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