SQL Server on Linux? Start on Azure

I’ve talked for months now about the ability to run SQL Server on the Linux platform. For those of you interested in exploring the benefits of this platform, you’re in luck! Microsoft has pre-built images ready to go on the Azure cloud, running SQL Server...
Interesting Note in SQL Server 2019 Release Notes

Interesting Note in SQL Server 2019 Release Notes

A wonderful reader of my blog sent me a note (thanks Jess!) about a single line notation in the latest SQL Server release notes. The notes is as follows. The question was simple. Why would Microsoft add this disclaimer? It was being used as a negative talking point...

PASS HA/DR Open Q&A Extravaganza Dec 10

As leader of the PASS High Availability and Disaster Recovery virtual chapter, I invite you to bring your questions for a mega open Q&A session on Tuesday, December 10th, at 1pm Eastern time. We have assembled one of the largest lineups of SQL Server HA/DR experts...

Better, faster, cheaper: SQL Server on Azure IaaS

GigaOm, an independent research firm that I highly respect, released a study today comparing performance and price between a SQL Server VM on Microsoft’s Azure platform and a SQL Server VM on Amazon’s AWS EC2 platform. Azure is the clear winner. But,...

Presenting for Omaha SQL Server Users Group Dec 4

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be presenting an updated session entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills” for the Omaha SQL Server Users Group on December 4th at 6pm. Abstract: Think infrastructure in the cloud is still just for...

SQL Server Large Memory Pages

SQL Server Enterprise Edition can leverage large memory pages to reduce the amount of memory pointers required for larger SQL Server deployments. Reducing the number of pointers makes the database engine more efficient, especially for SQL Servers with greater than...

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