The database recovery model controls how a SQL Server database can be backed up and restored. In this article, Greg Larsen explains the three recovery models and what to think about when choosing a recovery model for a database.
With insights from a recent Gartner report, Redgate’s Jamie Wallis looks at the benefits of tracking, and acting on, key metrics early in the DevOps process and how they can apply equally to database monitoring.
Exploring briefly the difference between using Amazon Machine Images running SQL Server and using SQL Server instances on Amazon's Relational Database Service.
While preparing for my SQL Saturday Salt Lake City presentation, Climbing the B-Tree, I ran into one of the “word of mouth” facts that the first column of an index should be highly selective, i.e., it should only point to one or a few rows. This is not always the case and I’ll show you […]
Resilient T-SQL code is code that is designed to last, and to be safely reused by others. The goal of defensive database programming, the goal of this book, is to help you to produce resilient T-SQL code that robustly and gracefully handles cases of unintended use, and is resilient to common changes to the database environment.
Companies use a Bell Curve approach to measure performance. As part of this approach they create a histogram. A histogram is a statistical concept and according to Wikipedia it is defined as a graphical distribution of the numerical data. A histogram is made of several bins and bins can be considered a range of values or a benchmark