When you build a VM for SQL Server in Amazon EC2, Azure VMs, or Google Compute Engine, it’s all too easy to overlook the CPU speeds that you’re getting. Brent Ozar explains when to stop and check the VM type you used when building this VM.
SQL Server contains many built-in views and functions that can be used to understand what is going on “under the hood,” and security is no exception. In this article, Robert Sheldon explains the security related catalogue views, dynamic management views, and system functions.
Learn how to create default database compression for your SQL Server databases.
The sa account is the most powerful account in a SQL Server instance, and most DBAs disable it. There are several other built-in accounts that you may not think about that often. Robert Sheldon continues his SQL Server security series with an article about built-in accounts.
With backup compression you can speed up our backups, while making your backups smaller.
In this tip we cover how you can implement SQL Server cross database referential integrity using triggers.