Since its initial release in 1989, SQL Server has come a long way from its base functionality as an enterprise level database platform. While the core of SQL Server is still it's database engine, it is now so much more than just a relational database plat
Folks sometimes ask, “When a table has more indexes, and SQL Server has more decisions to make, does that slow down execution plan generation?”. Brent Ozar talks through his response in this article.
Making sure your SQL Servers are secured against malicious users is difficult. The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) publishes a set of guidelines for organizations securing different pieces of software that connect to the US Department of Defense’s networks (DoD). Whether you’re working with the DoD or not, these Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) are a good resource to help you understand potential security vulnerabilities and mitigate them.