Monitoring should be able to happen no matter where you are located. This year organizations around the globe had to adapt to many new challenges including a distributed workforce and managing their estate when they can’t be in the office. This blog outlines the reasons and benefits of adopting remote monitoring.
In Part 1 of this article we looked at a specific use case (probably exaggerated) that gave us an idea about how CPU and IO performance might be affected by a bad page split. We continue this analysis looking at what really happens to the data on the leaf pages of a clustered index with […]
SQL Monitor 10.1 now gives you a comprehensive overview of your SQL Server licensing, so you know which licenses are in use, and which versions are on which servers. This simplifies license auditing and lets you unearth misconfigurations that could potentially cost you money. The new version also integrates with Microsoft Teams and Splunk, and supports complex Active Directory environments.
Because of its many roles, tempdb is the source of performance issues in SQL Server, and there are recommended configuration changes to mitigate this. In this article, Fabiano Amorim demonstrates another issue with tempdb performance that you probably didn’t know about.
Throughout this series, we’ve consistently dealt with delimited text files; comma and tab, for instance. We’ve used the U-SQL built-in extractors to process these files. But what if we need to deal with different types of file, like JSON, XML or fixed width? That’s where custom extractors come in. U-SQL provides us with the ability […]
Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) are a significant and valuable addition to the DBA's troubleshooting armory, laying bare previously unavailable information regarding the under-the-covers activity of your database sessions and transactions.