Cloud & Data Center http://sqlmag.com/taxonomy/term/9221/more en SQL Server and the Data Platform of the Future http://sqlmag.com/resources/sql-server-and-data-platform-future <div class="field-deck"> Brought to you by: Nutanix </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this executive summary, Michael Otey discusses the new features available in SQL Server 2016, as well as the end of Microsoft’s support for SQL Server 2005. He also reviews software and hardware options for organizations that want to upgrade to a newer version of SQL Server.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/resources/sql-server-and-data-platform-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud & Data Center Business Resources Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:32:00 +0000 32061 at http://sqlmag.com Looking ahead to 2016: IT Generalist versus IT Specialist http://sqlmag.com/looking-ahead-2016-it-generalist-versus-it-specialist <div class="node-body link-body">While IT Specialists still exist today, the IT Generalist is making a strong comeback.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://sqlmag.com/site-files/sqlmag.com/files/lab.jpg?1450717851" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/looking-ahead-2016-it-generalist-versus-it-specialist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud & Data Center IT IT/Dev Connections Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:09:00 +0000 26621 at http://sqlmag.com Flash Storage For Dummies http://sqlmag.com/netapp/flash-storage-dummies <div class="node-body article-body">In that classic For Dummies style, you’ll get some useful tips on how to best incorporate flash in your IT environment.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/flash-storage-dummies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud & Data Center Business Resources Tue, 01 Sep 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25831 at http://sqlmag.com Total Economic Impact FlexPod Datacenter Platform http://sqlmag.com/netapp/total-economic-impact <div class="node-body article-body">Forrester white paper that examines ROI that enterprises may realize by adopting FlexPod for business-critical application workloads such as Oracle databases and Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint Server for communications & collaboration.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/total-economic-impact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud & Data Center Business Resources Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25861 at http://sqlmag.com Enhancing Database Environments with NetApp Storage http://sqlmag.com/netapp/enhancing-database-environments <div class="node-body article-body">Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/netapp/enhancing-database-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud & Data Center Business Resources Sat, 01 Aug 2015 22:51:00 +0000 25841 at http://sqlmag.com Deploying and Optimizing SQL Server for Virtual Machines http://sqlmag.com/solarwinds/sql-server-virtual-machines <div class="node-body article-body">This paper provides guidance to those who have or who are considering deploying SQL Server on a virtual machine and how to optimize SQL Server’s performance for key critical resource areas: CPU, memory, network, and disk (storage).</div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/solarwinds/sql-server-virtual-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Virtualization Microsoft SQL Server Business Resources Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:11:00 +0000 25661 at http://sqlmag.com Query Store in Azure SQL Database http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/query-store-azure-sql-database <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Have you ever had that moment when you realize that you&rsquo;re dealing with bad parameter sniffing and you wish, &ldquo;Oh, if only I could just quickly get another execution plan in place?&rdquo; Yeah, you can use DBCC FREEPROCCACHE and pass it a plan handle to remove that plan from cache. You can quickly run the query with a good parameter so that you get a good plan. What if you could just substitute the plan for one that was working well in the first place? That exact scenario, is one of the many uses of the Query Store.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/query-store-azure-sql-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/query-store-azure-sql-database#comments Microsoft Azure Microsoft SQL Server Azure Query Store SQL Server Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:07:00 +0000 25021 at http://sqlmag.com Gathering Data About Your v12 Azure SQL Database http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the beautiful things about SQL Server has been the ability to more or less install it and let it run. Well, it&rsquo;s a beauty until it becomes abject horror. Azure SQL Database takes the beautiful aspects of this and expands on them some since you no longer have to worry so much about the server you&rsquo;re running on. You do still need to worry about what you&rsquo;re doing to your database and how it&rsquo;s interacting with the system. The good news, most of the tools you&rsquo;re used to working with are available within Azure SQL Database, with a few exceptions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/azure/gathering-data-about-your-v12-azure-sql-database#comments Microsoft Azure Microsoft SQL Server Azure DBCC dynamic management views Performance V12 Wed, 03 Jun 2015 11:31:00 +0000 24611 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Ignite: Data is Sexy http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-ignite-data-sexy <div class="node-body link-body">Microsoft is investing significant resources to develop concepts and technologies to manage the massive amounts of accumulating data.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://sqlmag.com/site-files/sqlmag.com/files/ranga.jpg?1430928039" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-ignite-data-sexy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Azure Microsoft SQL Server data SQL Server 2016 Wed, 06 May 2015 15:59:00 +0000 24151 at http://sqlmag.com 2015 IT Skills & Salary Report: The New Normal http://sqlmag.com/2015-it-skills-salary-report-new-normal <div class="node-body link-body">To say that the last few years have been economically uncertain is a woeful understatement. So is saying that IT is increasingly important to business. All of this combined can make it difficult for IT professionals to navigate what used to be a rather straightforward career path. That makes the IT Skills &amp; Salary Report more important than ever.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://sqlmag.com/site-files/sqlmag.com/files/skillsalary.jpg?1429023638" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> Open In New Window </div> <p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/2015-it-skills-salary-report-new-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud & Data Center IT Salary IT Salary Survey IT skills salary Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:59:00 +0000 23901 at http://sqlmag.com