Database Administration http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9172/more en What Every Accidental DBA Needs to Know Now: Backups http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-backups <div class="node-body article-body">What are the most important things for an Accidental DBA to know in order to survive in their new career?</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-backups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-every-accidental-dba-needs-know-now-backups#comments Database Administration accidental dba Backup Database Administration sql sever Sun, 07 Aug 2016 19:31:00 +0000 33521 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2014 SP2 Now Available http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available <div class="node-body article-body">Fast on the heels of the release of SQL Server 2016 comes the latest service pack for SQL Server 2014 packed with over 20 improvements and cummulative hotfixes including SP1 CU7.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/sql-server-2014-sp2-now-available#comments Database Administration Microsoft SQL Server 2014 service pack 2 sp2 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:59:00 +0000 33331 at http://sqlmag.com Security Options for Developers in Dev/Sandbox Environments http://sqlmag.com/database-security/security-options-developers-devsandbox-environments <div class="node-body article-body">As a DBA is it possible to limit access to only the objects a user needs rights to without being a constant blocker for new development from your developers and engineering teams? It definitely is but there are options with their own benefits and risks.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/security-options-developers-devsandbox-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/security-options-developers-devsandbox-environments#comments Database Security DevOps EXECUTE ON SCHEMA GRANT CONTROL security SQL Server Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000 31871 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/44532984@N00/755378645/ Introduction to the Index Operational Statistics Dynamic Management Function http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/introduction-index-operational-statistics-dynamic-management-function <div class="node-body article-body">How do query operations translate to metadata inside two popular SQL Dynamic Management Objects?</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/introduction-index-operational-statistics-dynamic-management-function" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/introduction-index-operational-statistics-dynamic-management-function#comments Database Performance Tuning dm_db_index_operational_stats dm_db_index_usage_stats Dynamic Management Index lookups performance tuning Scans Seeks SQL Server Writes Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:26:00 +0000 31841 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/mustangjoe/20437315996/in/photolist-x8YA2b-AAUaZP-gsGt5t-FD1fia-tJFvLh-8w64xS-ajW591-sqTV73-fJZXmL-nMScWf-diHVKo-o54g8R-ojSyGR-muUZZa-qpHAfo-tJFNJq-9XHGYT-drap2V-aDPmJg-eaqTWA-aALPbG-8kL6B9-dkmjGr-ok86sw-dVeQqX-f26Jhw-8ZBMGp-C4Xard-iDdAmQ-aALPf5-asQ6mi-qFAAxk-aEh5Fa-8iFawh-8iBV18-8cu2Cn-ok89iS-oi8kvC-ok8aS3-asSHqL-aD5bUo-8W8ZBH-8x5eTf-96dJp7-8iFabG-naG6bR-apKk5t-8zmq1v-7XVw8D-8UukgW Bigger, Faster ... 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SQL Server 2016 takes aim at Oracle http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/bigger-faster-free-er-sql-server-2016-takes-aim-oracle <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft announces "free" SQL access to Oracle customers — with Software Assurance subscription </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is probably every marketing team&#39;s favorite sleight of hand, and Microsoft is hoping it works some magic for SQL Server: The company took pointed aim at Oracle during a live event today (<a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/data-driven.aspx">you can stream it here</a>), comparing the total cost of ownership between SQL Server 2016, which they noted includes a lot of functionality with its base price, with a comparative deployment of Oracle&#39;s offerings.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/bigger-faster-free-er-sql-server-2016-takes-aim-oracle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/bigger-faster-free-er-sql-server-2016-takes-aim-oracle#comments Database Administration Database Administrator Database Developer Oracle SQL Server sql server 2016 Thu, 10 Mar 2016 18:46:00 +0000 30601 at http://sqlmag.com Data Tales 7: The Case of the Database Diet Part 2 http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-7-case-database-diet-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body">This month, we’ll start by looking at how ROW compression actually works, then look at the greater savings from PAGE compression. We’ll also look at how it works internally.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-7-case-database-diet-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/data-tales-7-case-database-diet-part-2#comments Database Administration fix pae compresion row compression savings space SQL Server Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:20:00 +0000 30581 at http://sqlmag.com Top Insights You Can Gain from the Usage Stats Dynamic Management View (Part 2) http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-2 <div class="node-body article-body"><h3>A Review of Part 1</h3> <p>In part one of this article I laid out the base query for which to return valuable information out of the sys.dm_db_index_usage_stats Dynamic Management View.&nbsp; In part two here I&rsquo;ll now so how we can use the base query for addressing specific questions about index usage (or lack of) and what you may be able to discern from minor adjustments to that base query.</p> <p>For those of you who want to jump right in without all the initial theory here is that base t-sql statement from Part 1</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-2#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server dynamic management views Indexes performance tuning SQL usage Tue, 01 Mar 2016 00:37:00 +0000 30441 at http://sqlmag.com http://www.waynebarry.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Magnifying-Glass.jpg Top Insights You Can Gain from the Usage Stats Dynamic Management View (Part 1) http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Valuable insights are available about your indexing strategy through the Dynamic Management Views: one in particular.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/top-insights-you-can-gain-usage-stats-dynamic-management-view-part-1#comments Database Performance Tuning dynamic management views Indexes performance tuning SQL usage Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:55:00 +0000 29261 at http://sqlmag.com http://youtodesign.com/Vector/2015/033963.html Data Tales: The Case of the Database Diet (Part 1) http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/data-tales-case-database-diet-part-1 <div class="node-body article-body">DATA TALES #6: The Case of the Database Diet (Part 1) (in which Dr. Greg Low begins his plans of placing a VLDB on a diet...</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/data-tales-case-database-diet-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/data-tales-case-database-diet-part-1#comments Database Performance Tuning Microsoft SQL Server row compression shrink database vldb Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:11:00 +0000 28971 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft acquires Metanautix to pierce through database silos http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/microsoft-acquires-metanautix-pierce-through-database-silos <div class="field-deck"> After a year of big updates, expect more on the way </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most companies viewed endless data silos as a nightmare; Metanautix saw it as an opportunity, and is now joining Microsoft's data group to help business every tackle the challenge. </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/microsoft-acquires-metanautix-pierce-through-database-silos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/microsoft-acquires-metanautix-pierce-through-database-silos#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence Database Administration Database Administrator Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:16:00 +0000 26631 at http://sqlmag.com Licensed under Creative Commons by Leaflet