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Tim Radney - Database Professional

Tim Radney - Database Professional by Tim Radney I am a Sr DBA for a top 40 US bank. I live in the south eastern US. I have been working with database since 1999 but only full time for the past three years.

Query Store for Azure PostgreSQL

Query Store is not just for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database anymore. Microsoft announced back in Oct 2018 that Query Store was available in Public Preview for PostgreSQL. How cool is that!

As Microsoft continues to expand the Azure Data Platform with including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others, features… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 12 March 2019

I’m a Friend of Redgate for Another Year!

I am very proud and happy to be a Friend of Redgate for a ninth year! I had to ask Redgate when my first year of acceptance into the program was and they confirmed it was 2011. WOW, what an honor to be part of this program for so many… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 26 January 2019

New vCore Compute Levels for Azure SQL Database and Elastic Pools

Additional vCore-based elastic pools and single databases have been expanded for the general purpose, business critical, and hyperscale service tiers. This provides customers with more flexibility and options when migrating DTU-based deployments and right-sizing workloads for the cloud.

Azure SQL Database, Elastic Pools, and Hyperscale have two processor types to… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 10 January 2019

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical Tier Now Available

The business critical tier for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available. Customers needing a higher level of high availability and disk performance now have the supported option of the business critical tier.

The business critical tier provides customers with three secondary copies of their instance. Two are non-readable… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 4 December 2018

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

As of October 2018, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now generally available in the general purpose tier. Business Critical should be available in the near future.

The general purpose tier of Managed Instance being available will now allow businesses to do proof of concepts and be able to elevate… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 3 October 2018

MVP for Another Year

I am a little late in posting this, but I still wanted to share. It is a huge honor to be recognized as a Microsoft MVP for another year. I am humbled to receive this award again for the 2018-2019 cycle.

Thank you to all of you who provide constant… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 8 August 2018

Azure Training in London

I am very excited about my upcoming IEAzure class being held in London, September 10th and 11th at the Marriott in Kensington (London).

This is a content rich class covering SQL Server running on Azure Virtual Machines (Azure IaaS) as well as Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 8 August 2018

T-SQL Tuesday: Giving back to the community

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday from Riley Major (b|t) asks us to figure out a way to give back to the community and then write about it. I’m going to go with the option to write about how and why I got started since I am already… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 8 May 2018

Azure SQL Database Manage Instance

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is bridging the gap between 0n-premises SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Azure SQL Database Managed Instance gives you the benefits of Platform as a Service and the scoped configuration of a SQL Server instance. The overall goal of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 31 March 2018

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now private preview

Today is the day that Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is available for the world to explore. Private preview means not production ready, but ready enough to allow users to start working with a product or feature to test and learn about it.

If you have an active Azure subscription,… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 6 March 2018

Microsoft to Decommission Connect on 12/31/2017

Microsoft will be decommissioning the Connect platform on 12/31/2017 due to privacy concerns and will be replacing it with a new forum on UserVoice. 

Connect has been a very valuable method for users to submit feedback and the community to be able to vote the item up if they too… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 11 December 2017

New Course: Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Solution in Azure

My latest Pluralsight course – SQL Server: Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Solution in Azure – is well over two hours and long and is based on part of my popular workshop/precon that I have been presenting over the past 18 months. This was a fun and challenging course to develop… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 11 December 2017

New Course: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database

At SQLskills, we just launched our new training class on Azure that I will be teaching in Chicago, and my course on Azure SQL Database was just published on Pluralsight too! While I am sharing awesome news, we also launched our new 3 day training class on upgrading SQL Server Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 27 April 2017

SQL Saturdays and Why We Have Them

There has been some recent controversy over SQL Saturdays after PASS HQ announced some new changes. The changes introduced a new 600 mile radius for SQL Saturdays on the same day, an expansion from the previous 400 mile rule as well as reducing the PASS sponsorship from $500 per event… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 18 August 2016

SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices

My very first course has been published on Pluralsight – SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices. In this course I spend just over two hours sharing my experiences and knowledge of consolidating numerous clients over the years.

I had a lot of fun working on this course and… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 21 July 2016

Microsoft SQL Server MVP

Today I received an email notifying me that I have been awarded the Microsoft “MVP” award for my second year. An excerpt from Microsoft’s website states

“The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award is our way of saying thank you to exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 1 July 2015

I am joining SQLskills

I am no longer just a SQLskills Insider, I am now a SQLskills employee. I have accepted an offer to join an incredible team of SQL Server professionals and continue growing in my SQL career.  I am very excited to be working with some of the best in the industry… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 19 December 2014

Getting Your Worth the Struggles with Moving Ahead

I often get asked for advice on how to get started in a career as a DBA or in IT in general. I make the often regurgitated information such as getting a few good books, a copy of SQL Server Developer Edition, watch webinars, attend user groups and SQL Saturdays,… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 10 December 2014

#Summit14 Embarcadero Book Signing

The blessings continue as Embarcadero offered to support my new book by hosting a book signing and providing 100 copies to PASS Summit 2014 attendees. You will need to come by booth 224 on Thursday November 6th between 3pm – 4pm to be able to pick up a signed copy… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 4 November 2014

Managing Geeks – A journey of leading by doing

I am proud to share that my good friend Andy Leonard has just released a new book. This is also the second book published by LinchpinPress.

Over the years Andy has blogged about his experiences with managing technical teams. Andy wrote over 50 post on the subject and has… Read more

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Posted in Tim Radney - Database Professional on 29 October 2014

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