Storage management http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/7681/more en 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></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 Storage SQL Server Database Administration 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></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 Hyper-V Database Virtualization Storage Hardware SQL Server Database Administration 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 Big Data: What Is the True Cost of Your Data? http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/big-data-what-true-cost-your-data <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Data storage based on business needs</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DBAs and software architects may want to consider whether businesses are storing more data than actual business needs dictate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/big-data-what-true-cost-your-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/big-data-what-true-cost-your-data#comments Storage Database Administration Data Management Databases SQL Storage storage Storage management Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:46:25 +0000 8652 at http://sqlmag.com My Results Using a Pure Storage SSD Based Storage Array http://sqlmag.com/blog/my-results-using-pure-storage-ssd-based-storage-array <div class="node-body blog-body">A little while ago I was presented with the chance to do some testing on a brand new storage array that has come to market from Pure Storage. A lot of the time when doing tests like this they want to do connect to their machines and play with some dummy data and see what sort of numbers that you can get. This wasn't the case with Pure Storage, they offered me a unit to rack in my data center so that they could see the numbers that the array was able to handle while running actual production workloads. Here are the findings which I came up with from the Pure Storage array.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/my-results-using-pure-storage-ssd-based-storage-array" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/my-results-using-pure-storage-ssd-based-storage-array#comments Configuration Data Management Database Administration Database backup and recovery Disk drives Fibre Channel Flash memory Hard disk IO Performance tuning SAN SQL Server SQL Server 2008 R2 Storage Storage management Storage Type Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:28:24 +0000 11753 at http://sqlmag.com Can't I just build my own SAN using commodity hardware? http://sqlmag.com/blog/cant-i-just-build-my-own-san-using-commodity-hardware <div class="node-body blog-body">It really comes down to what you want to spend your money on, managing your systems or building the storage array.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/cant-i-just-build-my-own-san-using-commodity-hardware" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/cant-i-just-build-my-own-san-using-commodity-hardware#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Compression Computer storage Computing Configuration Consolidation Data Management EMC IBM Local area networks Microsoft Windows Migration native systems NetApp SAN Server appliance Storage Storage management Technology_Internet Windows Server Windows Server 2003 Windows Storage Server Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 15 Nov 2011 14:00:00 +0000 10133 at http://sqlmag.com If It's Instant, It Isn't A Backup http://sqlmag.com/blog/if-its-instant-it-isnt-backup <div class="node-body blog-body">Pretty much every storage vender supports the concept of snapshots. Often these storage snapshots are presented to companies by the vendor as a way to take SQL Server backups without having to worry about eating large amounts of space. Some companies will even use this instead of tape backups. Due to the way these snapshots work they do not make reliable backup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/if-its-instant-it-isnt-backup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/if-its-instant-it-isnt-backup#comments Database Backup and Recovery Storage SQL Server Database Administration Backup Backup & Recovery Backup Procedures backups Data Management database Database Administration Database backup and recovery EMC NetApp restore SAN snapshots SQL Server SQL Server Storage storage Storage management XIV Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:00:00 +0000 10599 at http://sqlmag.com Efficient Data Management in SQL Server 2008, Part 1 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/efficient-data-management-sql-server-2008-part-1 <div class="field-byline"> Don Kiely </div> <div class="field-deck"> Use sparse columns to help reduce data storage requirements </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sparse columns in SQL Server 2008 help minimize data storage space. Learn how to implement them in your tables for better data management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/efficient-data-management-sql-server-2008-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/efficient-data-management-sql-server-2008-part-1#comments Database Development SQL Server 2008 Storage SQL Server Database Administration Data Management database admininstration Database Developer database development Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 Storage Storage management Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:06:00 +0000 6116 at http://sqlmag.com Maximize Storage Performance http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/maximize-storage-performance <div class="field-byline"> Michael K. Campbell </div> <div class="field-deck"> Increase performance without increasing costs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If SQL Server’s performance is suffering, you may be considering new equipment. These techniques can improve performance without that expense.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/maximize-storage-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/maximize-storage-performance#comments Database Backup and Recovery SQL Server 2005 Storage SQL Server Database Administration Backup & Recovery Data Management Database Administration Fibre Channel SQL Server SQL Server 2005 Storage Storage management Storage Type Wed, 25 Mar 2009 03:00:00 +0000 10097 at http://sqlmag.com Solid State Storage For SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/storage/solid-state-storage-sql-server <div class="field-byline"> Lavon Peters </div> <div class="field-deck"> SSDs set to take the market by storm </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SSDs have been used in the military and aerospace industries for years—but are they suitable for your enterprise?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/storage/solid-state-storage-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/storage/solid-state-storage-sql-server#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Data Management iSCSI SAN SQL Server Storage Storage management Storage Type Wed, 28 May 2008 03:00:00 +0000 6948 at http://sqlmag.com HP StorageWorks D2D120 http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/hp-storageworks-d2d120 <div class="field-byline"> Michael Otey </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This SMB-oriented storage device can help make your small busniess's backup strategy worry-free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/hp-storageworks-d2d120" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/hp-storageworks-d2d120#comments Database Backup and Recovery Storage Hardware SQL Server Database Administration Backup & Recovery Data Management Hardware Networking Product Product Review Storage Storage management Thu, 28 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000 7851 at http://sqlmag.com