Three SQL Server MVPs (Jonathan Kehayias, Ted Krueger and Gail Shaw) provide fascinating insight into the most common SQL Server problems, why they occur, and how they can be diagnosed using tools such as Performance Monitor, Dynamic Management Views and server-side tracing. The focus is on practical solutions for removing root causes of these problems, rather than "papering over the cracks".
Whether you are a long time Redgate customer or have recently made a purchase you can find helpful and easy to follow video courses on Redgate University. With the brand-new look and the recently added courses you will soon be getting the most from your Redgate tools.
When a SQL Server database is operating smoothly and performing well, there is no need to be particularly aware of the transaction log, beyond ensuring that every database has an appropriate backup regime and restore plan in place. When things go wrong, however, a DBA's reputation depends on a deeper understanding of the transaction log, both what it does, and how it works.
In this free eBook, Kalen Delaney explains how Microsoft's 2016 In-memory OLTP engine works. In her book, learn how to use lock- and latch-free data structures to allow non-blocking data processing, and find out how to migrate existing tables to Hekaton.
Thursday August 29 18.00-19.00 BST / 10.00-11.00 Pacific - Register for this Microsoft hosted webinar to learn how Redgate tools for SQL Server help deliver software quickly.
If a query is performing poorly, and you can't understand why, then that query's execution plan will tell you not only what data set is coming back, but also what SQL Server did, and in what order, to get that data. It will reveal how the data was retrieved, and from which tables and indexes, what types of joins were used, at what point filtering, sorting and aggregation occurred, and a whole lot more. These details will often highlight the likely source of any problem.
Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication provides a hands-on introduction to SQL Server replication. The book introduces you to the technologies that make up replication, and then walks you through setting up different replication scenarios. When you've finished reading, you should be able to implement your own multi-server replication setup while following the principle of least privilege.
I am happy to announce the Redgate Software and I are supporting and taking over stewardship of the SQL Cop project at this point. With permission from its founder, George Mastros, we will host the main repository for the project at https://www.github.com/red-gate/sqlcop. This should be considered the official repository for the code from this point […]
Wednesday August 21 16.00-17.00 BST/ 10.00-11.00 Central - SQL Clone enables dev, test and CI environments to be created and refreshed in seconds, on demand or through self-service, with the latest copy of production data, masked for compliance.