Tony Maddonna, BMW’s SQL Server Enterprise Architect, writes about the challenges of database monitoring. Drawing on experiences throughout his career, this blog covers manual vs third party, proactive monitoring in dev and test, and managing expectations of the cloud. To learn more, and read his tips on how to build a business case for third-party tooling, check out his blog.
In this article we continue our PowerShell monitoring series with scripts that check the current version and build for all SQL Server instances in your environment.
Getting informative error messages when something goes wrong with an SSIS package is critical, especially if you are not in front of your computer.
Database administrators can never stop thinking about security. In this article, Fabiano Amorim shows how data can be revealed through error messages when views are used to secure rows.
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.
Imagine having at your fingertips all the metadata queries you need to explore your SQL Server databases and then, a few clicks later, all your diagnostic queries to troubleshoot their performance. Phil Factor demonstrates how it can be done, by storing each set of snippets in a standard JSON collection and using PowerShell to convert them to SQL Prompt snippet files.