Database Performance Tuning http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9175/more en AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 14: Establishing Synchronization Checks http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-14-establishing-synchronization-checks <div class="node-body blog-body">When compared to AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances or clustered deployments of SQL Server, one of the main problems with AlwaysOn AGs is that a single database is made to straddle multiple hosts.</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-14-establishing-synchronization-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/alwayson-availability-groups-and-sql-server-jobs-part-14-establishing-synchronization-checks#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning connection connection jobs jobs Scripting scripting sql server agent sql server agent synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:34:00 +0000 21711 at http://sqlmag.com Enhancing SQL Agent Notifications http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/enhancing-sql-agent-notifications <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Agent has certain limitations but they can usually be overcome given a bit of simple ingenuity. Join Tim as he shows you how to get SQL Agent to speak to a wider audience when needed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/enhancing-sql-agent-notifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/enhancing-sql-agent-notifications#comments Database Performance Tuning agent notification SQL SQL Server Administration Tips tips Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:22:00 +0000 21661 at http://sqlmag.com 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 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 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 My Query is (Not) Waiting Because of Parallelism? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/my-query-not-waiting-because-parallelism <div class="node-body article-body">I recently received a frantic email from a team member stating their query was suspended because of parallelism. Let's talk about why that's probably not true.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/my-query-not-waiting-because-parallelism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/my-query-not-waiting-because-parallelism#comments Database Performance Tuning database performance myths wait stats Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:01:00 +0000 21171 at http://sqlmag.com Wiki File:US_Navy_101104-N-6383T-508 Use PowerShell Remoting to Manage Azure VMs http://sqlmag.com/powershell/use-powershell-remoting-manage-azure-vms <div class="node-body article-body">The ability to use remoting to manage your SQL servers is critical to minimizing the time it takes to make sure everything's running smoothly, so you can focus on the problems that are impacting the business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/powershell/use-powershell-remoting-manage-azure-vms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/powershell/use-powershell-remoting-manage-azure-vms#comments Azure PowerShell Database Performance Tuning Azure remoting virtual machine server Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:55:00 +0000 21111 at http://sqlmag.com Column Cardinality, Statistics, and Query Plans: Order Can Matter http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/column-cardinality-statistics-and-query-plans-order-can-matter <div class="node-body article-body">When it comes to proper statistics, and therefore, proper use of indexes to satisfy queries against your SQL Server databases, order can matter and I'll show you why!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/column-cardinality-statistics-and-query-plans-order-can-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/column-cardinality-statistics-and-query-plans-order-can-matter#comments Database Performance Tuning cardinality column Indexes Query optimizer Statistics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20911 at http://sqlmag.com Tim Ford, https://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay/sets/ SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.0 Released http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/solarwinds-database-performance-analyzer-9.0 <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="field-deck"> Easier in-depth analysis for DBAs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SolarWinds recently announced the new SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) 9.0, an updated version of the SolarWinds DPA that includes new features for in-depth troubleshooting and database analysis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/solarwinds-database-performance-analyzer-9.0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/solarwinds-database-performance-analyzer-9.0#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server Database Administration application performance DBA tools issues IT Performance SolarWinds solutions troubleshooting Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:50:00 +0000 20901 at http://sqlmag.com Identifying Details of Active Cursors http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors <div class="field-deck"> SQL Server performance tuning is an awe-inspiring kick to the psyche </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I was digging my way through a really nasty set of trace results from SQL Profiler when I ran across a series of commands that only provided insight into the fact that cursors were being employed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/identifying-details-active-cursors#comments Database Performance Tuning cursor sp_cursorfetch SQL Server SQL Server's Dynamic Management Objects Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20711 at http://sqlmag.com Photo Courtesy of Tim Ford (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fordplay)