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SQL Server 2016 Cloud Integration

SQL Server 2016 Cloud Integration SQL Server 2016 integration with Microsoft’s own Azure Service is essential these days. SQL Server 2016 introduces Simplicity with new...

SQL Server 2016 Always On Enhancements

SQL Server 2016 Always On Enhancements I have already spoken about SQL 2016 Performance features and Security features. SQL Server Always On was first introduced in 2012...

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SQL Server 2016 : Security Features

The last couple of SQL Server releases were about Cloud Integration and Hybrid deployments. The current SQL Server release has closed the gap between the features offered on the...

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SQL Server 2016 New Performance Features

SQL Server 2016 New Performance Features I have already written about SQL Internals improvements on a different post. With SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has continued to invest in...

SQL Server Performance Tuning in a Virtual Environment

SQL Server Performance Tuning in a Virtual Environment I have already spoken about SQL Server monitoring, SQL I/O best practices, and general SQL performance best practices. In...

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SQL Server Performance I/O Characteristics

SQL Server Performance I/O Characteristics : SQL Server has different IOPS characteristics and it is difficult to generalize IO patterns of SQL Server. SQL is a back-end platform...

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Free Tools to Monitor SQL Server Performance

Free Tools to Monitor SQL Server Performance I have already mentioned in my previous post, that SQL Server performance tuning is a broad topic and cannot be completed in one blog...

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SQL Server Performance Tuning

SQL Server Performance Tuning for 2016 & 2017 Editions

SQL Server Performance Tuning SQL Server Performance tuning is a big topic, and sometimes it becomes difficult to decipher the problem. So, in this blog topic, I am going to talk...

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Licensing SQL Server 2014 for High Availability

Licensing SQL Server 2014 for High Availability Today, more and more SQL Server’s are being deployed in a High availability scenario,  using various technologies available,...

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SQL Server 2014 : Licensing in a Virtual Machine

SQL Server 2014 : Licensing in a Virtual Machine SQL Server Licensing in a Virtual Machine can be a difficult thing to understand. You need to thoroughly understand the types of...