Andy Mallon (@AMtwo) explains DTUs (Database Transaction Units) and the differences you might see between the documentation and practical usage.
Mike Wood (@mikewo) explains why the option "Allow SQL Sentry monitoring objects in target" exists for Azure SQL Database, and what happens when you turn it on.
With the release of SQL Sentry v10, Mike Wood (@mikewo) gives a quick rundown of Performance Advisor for Azure SQL Database.
With some homage to the Walking Dead, Jason Hall (@SQLSaurus) gives an interesting overview of some of the exciting functionality coming in SQL Sentry v10.
Jason Hall (@SQLSaurus) explains major features in the SQL Sentry v9 release, including virtualization, cloud support, global baselines, and enhanced setup.
David Benoit gives a high-level overview of new monitoring capabilities in SQL Sentry v9.0 : APS and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Originally appearing in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine. When it comes to cloud-based database management, there are really only two players: Amazon, the value leader, and Microsoft, the innovation leader. Amazon has carved out a niche as the value leader in cloud-based database management, supporting not only its own implementations of
A digest of great performance tuning articles originally appearing at SQLPerformance.com. Dirty Secrets of the CASE Expression Aaron Bertrand ( b | t ) of SQL Sentry takes a look at some unexpected behavior with the CASE expression and some of its derivatives. Did you know that Aaron is both an uber-genius and a curling fanatic? Improbable, I know. An