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Category: Azure

Tim Radney : New Azure SQL Database Standard Tier Sizes

Tim Radney : New Azure SQL Database Standard Tier Sizes

Tim Radney of SQLskills talks about the various Standard tiers available in Azure SQL Database – what they get you, and how much they cost.

Using Plan Explorer with Entity Framework

Using Plan Explorer with Entity Framework

Jason Hall gives a technical walk-through of one of his favorite use cases for Plan Explorer : troubleshooting application and Entity Framework code.

Glenn Berry : Azure Virtual Machine Developments

Glenn Berry : Azure Virtual Machine Developments

Glenn Berry explains the importance of hardware choices for SQL Server running on your own hardware vs. Azure Virtual Machines.

Tableau Conference 2017: Here Comes SentryOne!

Tableau Conference 2017: Here Comes SentryOne!

Did you know 15,000 people are registered for Tableau Conference 2017 (TC17)? I didn’t realize this until I was talking to some of the folks at Tableau who use the SentryOne (S1) platform to keep their SQL Servers running at peak performance. We are in the throes of compiling a case study with Tableau about

Slides & Video – Tales from Building a SQL Server DW in Azure

Slides & Video – Tales from Building a SQL Server DW in Azure

Melissa Coates of SentryOne shares slides, videos, and other resources from a recent webinar on building an Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

Getting Started with Automated ARM Deployments in Azure

Getting Started with Automated ARM Deployments in Azure

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) allows us to deploy, manage, and secure resources in Azure. This post covers using ARM templates for automation of deployments.

Tim Radney : Azure Automation Methods

Tim Radney : Azure Automation Methods

Tim Radney of SQLskills walks through multiple automation methods you can use to manage and maintain your Azure SQL Databases.

Andy Mallon : What the heck is a DTU?

Andy Mallon : What the heck is a DTU?

Andy Mallon (@AMtwo) explains DTUs (Database Transaction Units) and the differences you might see between the documentation and practical usage.

Introducing the SQL Server Database Experimentation Assistant

There's a very handy new tool from Microsoft called the Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA). The DEA makes it very easy to conduct A/B testing for SQL Server upgrades, providing quantitative insight into the performance differences across two versions of a database workload on SQL Server. READ MORE… Originally Posted February 08, 2017

January Webinars Focus on Azure and Containers

January Webinars Focus on Azure and Containers

Kevin Kline (@kekline) invites you to three webinars coming up in January: A two-part series on the Azure platform, with Gavin Payne; and a session from Paul Stanton on running SQL Server inside Docker containers.

Proof of Concepts: Making Hard Things Easy with Azure

Back when I managed my employer's enterprise architecture, prior to the days of virtualization and cloud computing, one of my most difficult projects was to build out a sandbox environment for a major proof of concept (POC). Locally hosted servers and all of the required licenses were expensive and scarce. If you're still struggling with

Tim Radney : Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database

Tim Radney : Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database

Tim Radney of SQLskills discusses strategy and some available tools for helping migrate your databases to Azure SQL Database.

U-SQL and the Azure Data Lake

There's a new buzzword on the loose, the data lake. At first glance, a data lake could be easily mistaken for a data warehouse. The two big data concepts have a common focus on analytics and they may, in certain situations, produce roughly equivalent output. But that's about where their similarities end. Learn more about

Stretch Database in SQL Server 2016 RTM

Tim Radney (@tradney) of SQLskills shows us how the Stretch Database feature has evolved from its early CTP beginnings to the RTM version released earlier this month.

Tim Radney : Getting Started Tuning Performance in Azure SQL Database

Tim Radney (@tradney) of SQLskills talks about the initial differences he has encountered while mastering the art of performance tuning Azure SQL Database.