See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.
The newly released SentryOne 18.5 includes the first feature set to utilize advanced analytics and machine learning technology—introducing SentryOne Storage Forecasting. SentryOne Director of Analytics Steve Wright shares how you can access and customize storage capacity forecasts in SentryOne.
Glenn Berry discusses a number of compelling reasons why, if you are choosing between SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2017, you should choose the newer version. Continue reading…
Melissa Coates of SentryOne shares slides, videos, and other resources from a recent webinar on building an Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Get the slides and Transact-SQL demo scripts from my recent presentation at the Baltimore SQL Server user group meeting.
Not only has the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team added more and stronger leadership, outstanding individual engineers and staff members, but it is also radically moving its entire development process into a "cloud-first" ethos. Now, I'd like to show one of the most salient results of this new development process-accelerated product releases. It was only […]
Way back in the summer of 2014, I told you about how I used DB-Engines.com to determine the popularity of various data management tools and vendor platforms. Plus, by adding in an analysis Google Trends I can see where the overall trends that I'm interested in are headed. Staying up with the trends isn't just […]
Kevin Kline and Ben Lezin hold a short Q & A with Gavin Payne and Mike Wood about Azure architecture and improvements.
Melissa Coates provides an overview of in-memory technologies in SQL Server, including columnstore indexes and memory-optimized tables, with an emphasis on columnstore indexes.
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
One of the long-standing differentiators between SQL Server's Enterprise Edition (EE) and Standard Edition (SE), besides price, were the large number of features available only in EE. This is also true for other lower editions of SQL Server such as Web Edition and Express Edition. But there's big news in the air! READ MORE… Originally […]