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Establishing and Setting Thresholds for a SQL Server Environment

This white paper is a guide for DBAs about determining the proper thresholds for monitoring a SQL Server environment.

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Predictable BI Performance with Unpredictable Queries

The purpose of this white paper is to teach database administrators how to determine if SQL Server is configured correctly for BI ...

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Moving SQL Server to a Virtual Platform

This whitepaper is a guide for DBAs on moving SQL Server from a physical environment to a virtual environment. Virtualization ha...

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SQL Server Statistics Part 1: Introduction

This white paper is an introductory guide for DBAs about SQL Server statistics. It covers how to use them, how to maintain them, a...

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Performance Enhancements Made with SQL Server 2014

It is second to human nature to question and get the best out of everything. It is in our DNA to see how we can maximize on our cu...

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Beginning Performance Tuning with SQL Server 2014

We want to get back to basics Performance Tuning SQL Server 2014.

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DBA Tactics for Optimizing SQL Network Performance

ASYNC_NETWORK_IO is defined as a wait for completion of a network write. This could be an indicator of a bottleneck somewhere in t...

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Top 5 SQL Server Cluster Setup Mistakes

Windows Failover Clustering can keep your SQL Server databases online and your customers happy when hardware or operating system p...

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Top 5 New Features of SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 was released to manufacturing on April 1, 2014 and with this version, as well as past versions, Microsoft has intr...

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5 Reasons SQL Server Health Checks Are Life Savers

SQL Server Health Checks have garnered a great deal of notoriety over the last 5 years. What was originally a niche offering more ...

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Five Guidelines to make Backup A Functional Manageable and Profitable Service Offering

Recent headlines tout backup’s many failures and the struggles that organizations have with successfully executing on their backup...

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5 Reasons Your SQL Server is Slow

Robert Davis explores 5 reasons why your SQL Server may be slow and provides insights on how to fix them.

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5 DBA Mistakes That Can Cost You Your Job

Robert Davis reviews 5 mistakes that DBAs should avoid to protect data and their job.

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How To Deal With An Inherited SQL Database

Your first week with a new SQL database can be daunting. Let Andy Warren walk you through best practices for prioritizing those fi...

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5 Most Common Critical SQL Integrity Issues

A crucial part of managing SQL Server is performing regular integrity checks — but what do you do when corruption exists?

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Five Reasons For Getting Started With CDP Now

When it comes to backup, one of the first questions on the table is how frequently your backups should occur. This seemingly simpl...

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Security and Compliance Solutions for HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human ...

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Security and Compliance Solutions for PCI-DSS

The PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a set of comprehensive requirements designed to help standardize the...

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Survey Says: What’s on I.T.’s Mind When it Comes to Backup

Making sure that business-critical data and systems are protected, backed up, and restorable is one of IT’s most critical tasks. I...

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Enterprise Backup Buyer's Guide

If you’re like most of the enterprise organizations we work with, here’s what things look like in your shop: * You have IT resourc...

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Server Backup Buyer's Guide for SMB

If you’re like most of the small and mid-sized businesses we work with, here’s what things look like in your shop: * You don’t hav...

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Caching in for SharePoint Performance

SharePoint capacity and operational planning entails addressing a variety of concerns, such as farm performance and scalability. A...

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Solutions to the Most Common Methods of SQL Server Intrusion

Understanding how SQL Server can be infiltrated is the key to understanding how to prevent intrusions. Some of the common methods ...

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Reduce SQL Server Security Vulnerabilities with SQL Secure

Today, business is about data. Databases and the data they store are arguably the most valuable assets in any given enterprise. So...

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Security and Compliance Solutions for SOX and COBIT

Microsoft SQL Server database security guidelines are defined by the following tools and organizations: Center for Internet Secur...

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Five Features For A Fast Switch To Disk Backup

The last few years have seen a monumental change in the backup and recovery landscape, as organizations of all sizes have shifted ...

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IDERA - Built To Tell The New Holistic Backup Management Story That Companies Want (And Need) To Hea...

As companies solve their long-standing backup challenges they are turning their attention away from reactively managing backup job...

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How Compliance Impacts Backup Strategy

Sarbanes-Oxley. Gramm-Leach-Bliley. PCI. HIPAA/HITECH. SEC. Basel II. Red Flag rules. SSAE 16. Organizations of all sizes and shap...

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Worst Data Breaches of 2012: Stolen Data Lives On Lost Data is Lost Forever

As companies solve their long-standing backup challenges they are turning their attention away from reactively managing backup job...

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