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Cloud Services… and the bill for them. DBA Opportunity?

So much has been written about DBAs, the cloud and the impact cloud-based resources and services have on the role of the DBA. There’s no doubt the impact has been substantial. In many cases, however, it’s been a good thing. The mundane “noise” of managing databases has become a game of options. You have the option to have a fully-managed […]

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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. […]

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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 […]