Always On Availability Groups

In this video, Allan Hirt talks about the behaviour of enabling the Always On Availability Groups feature when deploying on Windows Server - clarifying the differences between versions of SQL Server 2016 and earlier, as well as SQL Server 2017 and later.

Stop Wasting Time Fixing SQL Server Performance Problems

Keep up to 5 SQL Server instances running at peak performance with SQL Sentry Essentials, a new edition of the top-rated database monitoring product, available now for $995 per monitored instance.

20 Questions to Ask About Your Availability Group Design

Brent Ozar shares a check-list of the top 20 questions to ask about your Availability Group Design.

Basic Always On Availability Groups for a Single Database

Learn the differences and limitations of basic availability groups through this short blog.

Growing SQL Server, 2008 to 2017

As SQL Server 2008 reaches end of support in July, you may be exploring an upgrade to SQL Server 2017. Read this infographic to discover all the ways SQL Server has grown from 2008 to 2017—from intelligence and analytics to security and performance.

Introduction to SQL Server Security - Part 1

Security is often considered the most important aspect of a database administrator's responsibilities. SQL Server has many powerful features for security and protecting data, but planning and effort are required to properly implement them. In this article, which is the first of a series, Robert Sheldon reviews the many components available to secure and protect SQL Server databases.

How DBAs Can Survive and Thrive in a World of Agile Development

In the days of cloud computing and agile development, it might seem that being a DBA is somewhat less appealing as a career choice. However, the role of the DBA is changing; it is not going away. In fact, it is becoming even more important.

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