Storage http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/7632/more en New Version of Composite Data Virtualization Platform Focuses on Big Data Analytics http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/new-version-composite-data-virtualization-platform-focuses-big-data-analytic <div class="field-byline"> Blair Greenwood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Composite Software has released a new version of its Composite Data Virtualization Platform that now addresses data requirements that have stemmed from the exponential growth in big data and analytics.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/new-version-composite-data-virtualization-platform-focuses-big-data-analytic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/new-version-composite-data-virtualization-platform-focuses-big-data-analytic#comments Cloud & Data Center Business Intelligence Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence Data Management Storage Virtualization Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 11740 at http://sqlmag.com Delphix Releases New Version of Database Virtualization Platform http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/delphix-releases-new-version-database-virtualization-platform <div class="field-byline"> Blair Greenwood </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Delphix has released a new version of its database virtualization platform, which now includes support for SQL Server and Oracle Real Application Clusters.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/delphix-releases-new-version-database-virtualization-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/delphix-releases-new-version-database-virtualization-platform#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Data Management Storage Virtualization Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 11745 at http://sqlmag.com Using Solid State Disks in SQL Server Storage Solutions http://sqlmag.com/storage/using-solid-state-disks-sql-server-storage-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Denny Cherry </div> <div class="field-deck"> Change the way you think about storage </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When you use solid state disks (SSDs), you need to change the way you think about designing storage for production SQL Server machines.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/storage/using-solid-state-disks-sql-server-storage-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/storage/using-solid-state-disks-sql-server-storage-solutions#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Disk drives SQL Server SQL Server SSD Storage storage Storage Type Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:50:00 +0000 9567 at http://sqlmag.com Clearing the Big Hurdles to Big Data http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/clearing-big-hurdles-big-data <div class="field-byline"> Michael Otey </div> <div class="field-deck"> Learn what the trend toward big data is all about </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Learn what big data is all about, including the benefits and challenges for SQL Server professionals.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/clearing-big-hurdles-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/clearing-big-hurdles-big-data#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Apache Hadoop big data cloud computing Commentary Data Management Data management Database management systems Microsoft Analysis Services OLAP Parallel computing SQL SQL Server SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Storage Storage management Technology_Internet Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:28:00 +0000 4478 at http://sqlmag.com Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V? http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v <div class="node-body blog-body">There's no reason whatsoever to take any sort of outage when expanding a LUN either in a virtual or physical environment. Here's the process, explaining exactly what needs to be done to expand a LUN.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v#comments Cloud & Data Center Virtualization Microsoft SQL Server Blog Data Management Diskpart EMC File systems Hyper-V Hyper-V Server Intermediate management software Microsoft Windows Migration physical server SAN SCSI Server Management Server systems SQL Server SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage management Storage Type System software Systems Management Technology_Internet Virtual machine Virtualization Virtualization vSphere. Windows 2008 Windows Server windows server Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 10442 at http://sqlmag.com Should I Be Using SAN Snapshots as a Backup Solution? http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">As the DBA I want to control the database backups and I don't want to be using SAN Snapshots as a backup, because no matter what any vendor says a Snapshot is not a backup.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Backup backup products Backup software Data security Database Administration database administrator database backups DBA encryption relational database management systems SAN SAN Snapshot technology SAN Snapshots Shadow Copy Snapshot SQL SQL Server SQL Server Storage Storage Systems Management Windows Server Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10551 at http://sqlmag.com I Have A Love/Hate Relationship with VMware Capacity Planner http://sqlmag.com/blog/i-have-lovehate-relationship-vmware-capacity-planner <div class="node-body blog-body">While the VMware Capacity Planner can be a useful tool, it must be validated before being acted on.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/i-have-lovehate-relationship-vmware-capacity-planner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/i-have-lovehate-relationship-vmware-capacity-planner#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server capacity planner consultant EMC EMC Corporation Microsoft Windows Physical-to-Virtual SAN Server Virtualization size solution Storage Virtualization VMware VMware Capacity Planner VMware ESX Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10448 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares <div class="node-body blog-body">The biggest thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that the local server and the server running the remote network share are both running the newest version of the SMB protocol. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Computing Computing Flash memory Intermediate Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows NAS Network file systems Network file systems remote network SAN software software SQL Server SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage Type VMs VMs Windows NT Windows NT Windows Server windows server windows server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10468 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server and Windows Server 2012's ReFS File System http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system <div class="node-body blog-body">So a while back I talked about the ReFS file system which Microsoft was introducing to Windows Server 2012 (back then it was Windows 8 beta). If you aren't familiar with ReFS it is a new file system which Microsoft has introduced to replace NTFS for large, high load servers.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Hard disk NTFS disks ReFS file system SAN SQL Server SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage Type Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:45:00 +0000 10615 at http://sqlmag.com Some Storage Vendors Just Don't Have a Clue About Databases - Redux http://sqlmag.com/blog/some-storage-vendors-just-dont-have-clue-about-databases-redux <div class="node-body blog-body">Their storage and backup teams may not know much about databases, but they know when to admit they were wrong.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/some-storage-vendors-just-dont-have-clue-about-databases-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/some-storage-vendors-just-dont-have-clue-about-databases-redux#comments Cloud & Data Center Microsoft SQL Server Backup & Recovery backup and recovery Backup Procedures Business Decision Maker Data Domain Data Recovery Database Administration Database Administrator Disaster Recovery EMC Corporation IT Manager Microsoft Solutions Microsoft SQL Server Network Administrator Server Using EMC Data Domain Deduplication Storage Systems SQL SQL Server SQL Server Storage Systems Administrator Tape backup Technology_Internet Windows Server System Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:23:00 +0000 10589 at http://sqlmag.com