Mastering T-SQL: An Essential Guide for Efficient Database Management

If you are a database developer or administrator, it is imperative that you have a good understanding of T-SQL. T-SQL (Transact-SQL) is the Microsoft SQL Server’s implementation of the SQL language and is used to interact with and manage databases. Mastering T-SQL can help you efficiently manage your database and make it easier to retrieve,…

The Power of Relational Databases: How They Revolutionized Data Management

Relational databases have had a significant impact on the world of data management. They represent a shift away from the older, hierarchical database models that were limited in their ability to manage complex data relationships. Relational databases revolutionized data management by allowing for the creation of flexible, scalable, and efficient data structures that could be…

The Art of Organizing Data: Best Practices for Database Management

In today’s digital age, data is everywhere. From customer information to financial records, businesses rely on data to make informed decisions and drive growth. However, managing and organizing this data can be a daunting task, especially as the amount of data continues to grow. That’s where database management comes in – the art of organizing…

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Upgrade your SQL Server to scale before adding new hardware

In SQL Server Tiger team, we closely partner with our customers and partners to ensure they can successfully run and scale their Tier 1 mission critical workloads and applications on SQL Server. Based on our experience and interactions with customers, we found that most customers running older releases of SQL Server and experiencing performance and…

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Smart Transaction log backup, monitoring and diagnostics with SQL Server 2017

Smart Transaction Log Backups Most DBAs today operating their SQL Server database in full recovery model, schedule their transaction log backups to recur on a specific time interval (every 15 mins) for a highly transactional database to avoid autogrowth of the transaction log files. This works well assuming transactional activity is consistent or predictable throughout…

Considerations when tuning your queries with columnstore indexes on clone databases

As discussed in my previous blog post, one of the primary scenario for DBCC CLONEDATABASE is to assist dbas, developers and support teams in troubleshooting sub-optimal query plans by creating fast, minimally invasive and transaction ally consistent database clones of their production databases. The database clone created using DBCC CLONEDATABASE contains the copy of schema…

Understanding data security in cloned databases created using DBCC CLONEDATABASE

DBCC CLONEDATABASE feature was first introduced in SQL Server with SQL Server 2014 SP2 and was later added to SQL Server 2016 with SP1. The primary design goal for DBCC CLONEDATABASE which the SQL Product team had in mind is to provide mechanism to create fast, minimally invasive and transaction ally consistent database clones, useful…

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SQL Server Performance Baselining Reports Unleashed for Enterprise Monitoring !!!

In my previous blog post, I had shared how you can leverage SQL Server Performance Dashboard SSRS Reports for monitoring and point in time troubleshooting for large deployments of SQL Server. In this post, we will talk about why dbas should establish SQL Server Performance baselines for their environment and how you can leverage the…

Remote Blob Storage (RBS) client library setup requirements in SQL Server 2016

Cross post from https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sql_server_team/remote-blob-storage-rbs-client-library-setup-requirements-in-sql-server-2016/ Remote BLOB Store (RBS) is a client library with SQL Server which allows developers to store, access, retrieve binary large objects (BLOBs) outside SQL Server database files while still maintaining the ACID properties and transactional consistency of data in Blob store. RBS allows you to efficiently utilize storage and IO resources…