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Anup SivaDas handles the Database Engineering initiatives for Expedia, Inc. (http://www.expedia.com/), having IT experience of more than 9 years. Anup is an active blogger with SQLSailor.com, and can also be found on MSDN SQLServer forums and BeyondRelational.com. He has handled multiple SQLServer projects for various fortune 500 companies, and gained enrich proficiency within Database Administration, Database Architecture for Cloud, Consulting, Virtualization, Build, and Production Support activities. Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn

Archives: August 2012

VM Guest Memory – Watch these numbers !

I have been using VMware vSphere client for a while now and the person who inspired me to use this wonderful tool is none other than Brent Ozar(B/T).I’m a great fan of his webcasts.

In this blog post we will discuss some crucial information related to… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 15 August 2012

How many SQL Servers you run within your environment ? – MAP could be your best bet to answer this question !

A blog post about Microsoft Assessment Planning Toolkit was in my list for quite a while and today I decided to write about it.

Let’s assume that you are working for a pretty large organization and there are a lot of database servers running within the environment.

One fine day… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 8 August 2012

Can I still buy per socket licenses for installing SQL2008 R2 ?

Many times I have seen this question coming from users - Can I still buy per socket licenses for installing SQL2008 R2 ? 

This question comes into the mind as SQL 2012 is already out and there is no more per socket based licensing model for the same.SQL2012 licensing is… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 7 August 2012

SQLSailor is exploring(Part6) – Understanding firewall concepts for SQLDatabase on Windows Azure

Security is one of the most discussed topics for any cloud deployment plans and no organisation would like to compromise on security when they make that ‘final’ decision to move their database to the cloud.

In this blog post we will review how protected are our SQLDatabases within Windows Azure… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 3 August 2012

SQLSailor is exploring(Part5) – SQLDatabase Dashboard on Windows Azure

Well, that is one impressive dashboard of Audi RS4! It gives huge amount of flexibility for the driver to control the transmission with lot of ease, and get quick view of crucial information.

Windows Azure portal does provide a dashboard for SQLDatabase too!

It will give information regarding space usage,… Read more

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Posted in SQLSailor.com on 3 August 2012