Database Administration http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9172/more en What Do We Do to Reduce Complexity in the Next Generation of the Datacenter? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-do-we-do-reduce-complexity-next-generation-datacenter <div class="node-body article-body">Over the next 24 months, the use of private/hybrid cloud environments to run SQL Server is projected to grow 82 percent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-do-we-do-reduce-complexity-next-generation-datacenter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/what-do-we-do-reduce-complexity-next-generation-datacenter#comments Hybrid Cloud Database Performance Tuning Database Virtualization Database Administration datacenter hybrid cloud private cloud virtualization Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:37:00 +0000 21481 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 12: Issues with Enabling and Disabling Batch Jobs http://sqlmag.com/blog/enabling-and-disabling-batch-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body">An in-depth look at some of the concerns involved with enabling/disabling entire SQL Server jobs based upon whether they should be run, or not—and then look at options for addressing those concerns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/enabling-and-disabling-batch-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/enabling-and-disabling-batch-jobs#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups batch jobs batch jobs category category disabled disabled enabled enabled SQL Server Agent Jobs SQL Server Agent Jobs Practical SQL Server Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21421 at http://sqlmag.com Database Normalization Still Relevant in a NoSQL World http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world <div class="field-deck"> Data is being used and reused in ways that were never imagined </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today, we have relational database management systems like SQL Server sharing the spotlight with variations of the NoSQL technology. Let's revisit the original reasons for normalizing data and see if they're still relevant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/database-normalization-still-relevant-nosql-world#comments Database Administration Business Intelligence data normalization data warehouse NoSQL Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:43:00 +0000 21411 at http://sqlmag.com New, Free SQL Server Index Maintenance Solution: Minion Reindex http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/new-free-sql-server-index-maintenance-solution-minion-reindex <div class="node-body article-body">Index maintenance is critical to database performance, yet a huge number of shops don't have a decent solution in place. The MidnightDBA team has announced the release of Minion Reindex, a new, free index maintenance solution for SQL Server.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/new-free-sql-server-index-maintenance-solution-minion-reindex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/new-free-sql-server-index-maintenance-solution-minion-reindex#comments Database Performance Tuning database administrators index maintenance logging Minion Reindex reindexing Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:33:00 +0000 21391 at http://sqlmag.com Returning Column Metadata for a Specific Table http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/returning-column-metadata-specific-table <div class="field-deck"> Do you ever have one of those questions you just can't find a good solution to through an Internet search? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The SQL Server Community uses Twitter quite efficiently—and just yesterday, through the use of the #sqlhelp hashtag—one community member had their question answered, and I came up with this article as a result.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/returning-column-metadata-specific-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/returning-column-metadata-specific-table#comments Database Administration Metadata SQL Server Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:44:00 +0000 21381 at http://sqlmag.com https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay/7528510568/in/set-72157630480956030 Top 5 Things to Look for in a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) Provider http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/top-5-things-look-disaster-recovery-service-provider <div class="node-body article-body">For SQL Server users who can't afford to build, configure, test, and maintain an effective SQL Server disaster recovery plan (DRP), disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) can be a great option.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/top-5-things-look-disaster-recovery-service-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/top-5-things-look-disaster-recovery-service-provider#comments Database Backup and Recovery Database Virtualization Cloud Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service DRaaS recovery plans standards Virtual machines VMs Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:33:00 +0000 21361 at http://sqlmag.com Be Careful! SQL Server Backups Can Bite You! http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/be-careful-sql-server-backups-can-bite-you <div class="node-body article-body">Imagine that you move a database from an old server to a new server. Then, the product team tells you that data is missing. What happened here? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/be-careful-sql-server-backups-can-bite-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-backup-and-recovery/be-careful-sql-server-backups-can-bite-you#comments Database Backup and Recovery Backup Migration Server Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:20:00 +0000 21341 at http://sqlmag.com AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 11: A Fork in the Road http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-11-fork-road <div class="node-body blog-body">A quick overview of the pros and cons of dynamic detection at job execution time or the option of dynamically enabling/disabling jobs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/practical-sql-server">Practical SQL Server</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-11-fork-road" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-11-fork-road#comments Database High Availability AlwaysOn Availability Groups AlwaysOn Availability Groups dynamic detection dynamic detection execution execution USE USE Practical SQL Server Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 21331 at http://sqlmag.com Considering a Hybrid Storage Array for Hosting your SQL Server Database? http://sqlmag.com/hybrid-cloud/considering-hybrid-storage-array-hosting-your-sql-server-database <div class="node-body article-body">With the industry shift from spinning disk to SSD Flash storage, I'm commonly asked about performance concerns when migrating SQL servers to this newer flash technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/hybrid-cloud/considering-hybrid-storage-array-hosting-your-sql-server-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/hybrid-cloud/considering-hybrid-storage-array-hosting-your-sql-server-database#comments Hybrid Cloud Database Performance Tuning Storage Database Administration Hybrid storage array Solid state disks (SSDs) Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:11:00 +0000 21261 at http://sqlmag.com Manage Azure SQL Databases with PowerShell http://sqlmag.com/powershell/manage-azure-sql-databases-powershell <div class="node-body article-body">Using Microsoft's Database-As-A-Service (DBaaS) offering gives you the flexibility to create databases as you need them, and you let Microsoft worry about backups, disaster recovery, and any other maintenance you normally focus on.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/powershell/manage-azure-sql-databases-powershell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/powershell/manage-azure-sql-databases-powershell#comments Azure PowerShell cmdlets Virtual machines VMs Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:15:00 +0000 21231 at http://sqlmag.com