Archives: February 2016
No, Superdome X is not the name of the stadium where they played in the last Super Bowl. Rather, Superdome X is HP’s top of the line server running Windows Server 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014. It can handle up to 288-cores and 24TB of memory! It use the… Read more
Life we be so much easier if we could just trust everyone, but since we can’t we need solid security for our databases. Azure SQL Database has many security features to make you sleep well at night:
- Transparent data encryption (TDE). This encrypts your databases, associated backups, and transaction…
Even though an Azure SQL Database stores all data on the Azure cloud, it does not mean that your options for managing and monitoring the databases are limited compared to on-prem databases. In fact, the options available are very similar to on-prem, including 3rd-party products that support Azure SQL databases.… Read more
One of the advantages Azure SQL Database has over on-prem SQL Server is the ease in which it can scale. I’ll discuss the various options for horizontal scaling, vertical scaling, and other similar features.
Horizontal scaling refers to adding or removing databases in order to adjust capacity or overall performance.… Read more
Microsoft made available the first technical preview of its new Microsoft Azure Stack offering today. It was announced last week. Azure Stack brings the cloud model of computing to every datacenter – your own private cloud. Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organizations to… Read more