Tim Radney explains some of the nuances of performance tuning your workloads in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Glenn Berry of SQLskills.com describes the different tiers for Azure SQL Database, and what you get for your money in each case.
Following up on her post about automatic plan correction, Erin Stellato talks about a new feature in Azure SQL Database: Automatic Index Management.
John Martin announces the latest release of the SentryOne platform, which includes support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Erin Stellato gives an overview of Automatic Plan Correction in SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database, and assures us that Microsoft is not trying to code us out of jobs.
Tim Radney gives an overview of Managed Instances, and explains how they bridge the gap between on-premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.
Tim Radney of SQLskills talks about the various Standard tiers available in Azure SQL Database – what they get you, and how much they cost.
Melissa Coates of SentryOne shares slides, videos, and other resources from a recent webinar on building an Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Kevin Kline and Ben Lezin hold a short Q & A with Gavin Payne and Mike Wood about Azure architecture and improvements.
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 […]
Recently I have been exploring Dynamic Data Masking, looking at ways that it can be used and I thought I would share my thoughts with you.
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 […]