Database Performance Tuning en Considering a Hybrid Storage Array for 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 My Query is (Not) Waiting Because of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Performance Tuning database performance myths wait stats Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:01:00 +0000 21171 at Wiki File:US_Navy_101104-N-6383T-508 Use PowerShell Remoting to 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Azure PowerShell Database Performance Tuning Azure remoting virtual machine server Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:55:00 +0000 21111 at 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Performance Tuning cardinality column Indexes Query optimizer Statistics Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20911 at Tim Ford, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 9.0 Released <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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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 Identifying Details of 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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Performance Tuning cursor sp_cursorfetch SQL Server SQL Server's Dynamic Management Objects Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20711 at Photo Courtesy of Tim Ford ( Tempdb: Checksum or Torn Page Detection (or None)? <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, I read a posting about the Page Verify option of database properties, and tempdb not allowing any option other than CHECKSUM, which is not true for SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012. Why would you want to use an option other than CHECKSUM?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Performance Tuning Checksum Page Verify tempdb torn page detection Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:09:00 +0000 20321 at SQL Layer: The SQL-NoSQL Love Child <div class="field-byline"> Kelsey Levitt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">FoundationDB announced today the release of SQL Layer, calling it the love child of SQL and NoSQL. SQL Layer combines scalability and consistency with high performance and fault tolerance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Development Database Performance Tuning database development fault tolerant FoundationDB hosting NoSQL open source SQL Server website support Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 20291 at Clustered Indexes Based Upon GUIDs <div class="node-body article-body">A look at GUIDs and Clustered Indexes and why this combination is bad and what can be done to make it better (to some extent).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Performance Tuning GUID Index SQL Server Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 20231 at AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 4: Synchronizing Server-Level Details <div class="node-body blog-body">When setting up HA or HA+DR solutions with SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, it's critical to remember that the basic unit of failover in these scenarios is the availability group (or the group of user-defined databases). </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="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning Availability Groups Availability Groups Servers servers SQL Server AlwaysOn SQL Server AlwaysOn synchronization synchronization Practical SQL Server Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 20211 at