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Multi-Database Solutions

tl;dr There is no easy answer.  But it’s important. It can be really challenging to work efficiently in a world where not only is the hosting environment typically a hybrid of on-site, off-site, public and private cloud configurations, managed and self-managed services… but also where you have multiple databases gathering different bits of information and you’re in a position to […]

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Interesting: Data Bread Lines

In reading through a post about a book that’s out about managing and living with data, there were some very interesting observations outlined.  Things that are pretty apparent as you work through systems at companies with many different sources of information and raw data.  The post was a book excerpt, from “Winning With Data” (Wiley). If you think about it, […]

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SQL Server instance growth, management

I was reading an interesting article in DBTA (April/May 2018, “The Headaches of Microsoft SQL Server Sprawl“) and it was clear that so many of us are facing some pretty significant challenges when it comes to managing SQL Server instances.  Particularly true if you consider “SQL Server instances” to include your Azure instances and/or managed instances on Azure and AWS. […]

Did you know there is additional reporting available? (SQL Server RDS)
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Did you know there is additional reporting available? (SQL Server RDS)

DBAs are all about transparency – transparency hopefully about what’s going on with the SQL server.  Things like connections and utilization and all of that.  You have many standard tools that monitor and analyze your SQL Server, but you also have access to other tools native to the AWS platform.    It’s surprising the granularity you can drop down into […]

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Planning that next platform upgrade or migration

Completing a migration, whether it’s for version-to-version migration or for platform updates or even moving to a cloud-based solution from an on-premises solution, is a major project.  Even a sideways version swap, accompanied by a platform change can mean all sorts of things in terms of settings, features, capabilities that may have to be modified, for sure have to be […]