SQL 2017 introduced the ability to pause and resume index rebuild operations during database maintenance. This feature offers more flexibility to database administrators as it allows them to choose between offline and online reindexing along with pausing and resuming the index rebuild whenever needed.Read More
Imagine you have a business-critical MS SQL Server serving requests for both OLTP and some batch processing tasks, as data gets pulled by another team. That might be reporting services or extracting data to push to another data warehousing environment, or else. Under this scenario, your SQL Server is treating numerous requests from multiple applications. This in turn affects overall performance and can impact higher priority tasks.Read More
Replication is one of the oldest technologies on MS SQL Server, loved by every database administrator. It is a great and reliable technology for bringing data closer to users, especially for distributed reporting. Thanks to it, the database availability increases across multiple SQL Servers and regions.Read More
As a database administrator, I started my journey in deploying managed SQL databases on the cloud, and I highly recommend deploying Azure SQL.
Azure SQL belongs to the family of managed resources on the Azure cloud platform that runs the very familiar SQL Server engine. Azure SQL Data Warehouse offers a wide range of solutions with multi-functional tools that can be of great use for any DBA. For most of these database resources, the Microsoft Azure platform takes care of the management, scalability, reliability, and performance recommendations. It also provides the underlying infrastructure to run the SQL Server database engine. Thus, the database administrator can focus on other aspects of work with SQL Server on cloud.Read More