SentryOne Team Blog (blogs.sentryone.com)
Sending SentryOne Data to the Azure SQL Database DTU Calculator

Sending SentryOne Data to the Azure SQL Database DTU Calculator

Guest author Dustin Dorsey shows how to prepare for a migration to Azure SQL Database by sending SentryOne monitoring data to the DTU calculator.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Delivers a Win-Win on Price-Performance

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Delivers a Win-Win on Price-Performance

Most organizations are familiar with the constant exercise of prioritizing price or performance, particularly in decisions about technology infrastructure. We know how tempting it can be to simply throw more hardware or compute power at a database performance problem. But even that short-sighted approach doesn’t work when budget is a concern.

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Latest Builds of Management Studio

Find information about the builds of SQL Server Management Studio in the new release cycle approach; locate previous versions.

Paul White : Grouped Aggregate Pushdown

Paul White : Grouped Aggregate Pushdown

Paul White goes deep on grouped aggregation pushdown, and explains examples where this optimization is unsuccessful or simply not attempted, using the undocumented command DBCC CSINDEX.

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

Latest Builds of SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 3, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 updates.

Sharing two T-SQL slide decks from CodeStock

Sharing two T-SQL slide decks from CodeStock

Aaron Bertrand shares his slide decks and demos from two recent presentations at CodeStock in Knoxville, TN.

SentryOne Test Documentation on SentryOne Docs

SentryOne Test Documentation on SentryOne Docs

The user documentation for the new SentryOne Test product is now available on the SentryOne Docs website.

Itzik Ben-Gan : Row Pattern Recognition in SQL

Itzik Ben-Gan : Row Pattern Recognition in SQL

Itzik Ben-Gan asks you to invest in SQL Server's future by voting for Row Pattern Recognition, a potential T-SQL syntax extension he deems the next step in the evolution of window functions.

Why, When, and How to Validate Your Data

Why, When, and How to Validate Your Data

Poor-quality data is a common problem that affects companies of all sizes in all industries. Understanding where to implement data validation tests to solve for it is another challenge. SentryOne Test is designed to solve problems at every stage of the data lifecycle.

Glenn Berry : AMD EPYC Processors in Azure Virtual Machines

Glenn Berry : AMD EPYC Processors in Azure Virtual Machines

Glenn Berry talks about the AMD EPYC CPUs now found in Azure Virtual Machines (in some regions) and their usage in balanced SQL Server workloads.

SentryOne Marks One Year Anniversary of Dublin Office

SentryOne Marks One Year Anniversary of Dublin Office

In April 2018, SentryOne opened its first international office with the establishment of its EMEA headquarters in Dublin, Ireland. To mark the location’s first anniversary, SentryOne CEO Bob Potter reflects on the reasons why Dublin was chosen for this key development and its ongoing success.

Paul White : IGNORE_DUP_KEY slower on clustered indexes

Paul White : IGNORE_DUP_KEY slower on clustered indexes

Paul White explains why the IGNORE_DUP_KEY index option on a clustered index can result in much poorer performance than for a nonclustered unique index.

Help Your Customers Stop Bad Data with SentryOne Test

Help Your Customers Stop Bad Data with SentryOne Test

If you help your customers manage their data estate, you could be the one taking the brunt of their frustration when their data doesn’t provide the value they expect. Data testing and validation are vital to ensuring the accuracy of the data that your customers are using to make business decisions, yet many businesses balk at the amount of time and effort required to complete these tasks. Now you can offer a better solution with SentryOne Test.

Filtered Indexes and INCLUDEd Columns

Filtered Indexes and INCLUDEd Columns

Rob Farley talks about filtered indexes and when you might want to add filtered columns to the index definition.

Helping Customers Track Data Origin

Helping Customers Track Data Origin

SentryOne partners, you can provide your customers with significant value, saving them time and money, by offering an easy way to fully document databases, including data lineage. Understanding the source of data, and how the source of data has changed over time, is critical to ensuring compliance with data privacy regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, and CASL, as well as executing on established business rules.