Database Administrator (DBA) on-boarding is not always as efficient as it could be. Whether this is for new full time employees or contractors. Check out this checklist to make sure your next hire is productive much quicker.
To be a DBA, one has to be stress and pressure proof to deal with daily multiple tasks, flooding alerts, on-call standbys or some midnight wake-up calls. Without some principles, one can easily get drown in troubled water. As a DBA for many years, do you
One of your last lines of defense for just about any system is to have a backup in place in case there is a need to recover some or all of your data. This is also true for SQL Server. In this tutorial we will discuss selecting the correct recovery models, what backup options are available, and how to create backups using T-SQL commands and SQL Server Management Studio.
The INFORMATION_SCHEMA views allow you to retrieve metadata about the objects within a database. These views can be found in the master database under Views / System Views and be called from any database in your SQL Server instance. In this tutorial we look at some of these INFORMATION_SCHEMA views and how they can be used.
In this tutorial we will cover some of the common issues with performance such as: deadlocks, blocking, missing and unused indexes, I/O bottlenecks, poor query plans, statistics, wait stats and fragmentation.
Join this webinar to get up to speed on SQL Server Columnstore Indexes for Data Warehousing. You'll learn which types of columnstore indexes there are, how you can integrate them into your data warehouse and what performance gains you can expect.
In this webcast, we will demonstrate the IDERA ER/Studio data modeling tool and show how data model changes can be tracked and aligned with development user stories and tasks, including those in a JIRA project.