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...

DRS Cluster Load Balancing Improvement for SQL Server on VMware

Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS) should be enabled for all VMware host clusters, especially those who run SQL Server. It provides for resource consumption load balancing functionality into a host cluster. Consider enabling the DRS load balance based on consumed...

Improved VMware vCenter Performance Metric Logging

By default, the vSphere vCenter deployment contains a virtual appliance where the VMware management and orchestration platform, vCenter, resides and runs from. The default performance metric statistics collection interval within vCenter is to start rolling up data in...

VMware vExpert 2020

I’m proud to announce that I’ve been awarded the VMware vExpert community award for the calendar year 2020. I’m absolutely thrilled to be awarded this title for the eighth year in a row. It’s an honor to be part of the team driving advanced SQL...
Speaking for Omaha Azure User Group Wednesday

Speaking for Omaha Azure User Group Wednesday

This Wednesday, February 26th, I will be presenting a new session entitled “All Things SQL in the Microsoft Cloud” for the Omaha Azure Users Group, starting at 6pm Central time. It is held at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska office at 1919...

Tell Me About Your Worst Database Code Offenders

For years, I’ve done consulting around helping organizations tune their database platforms, both from within the database and underneath, to help boost performance and availability. Some database design or code is capable of being tuned, since the organization...

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