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SQL Server Internals: Problematic Operators – Scans

September 4, 2018 11:31:00 AM PDT / by Kalen Delaney

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SQL Server Internals - Problematic Operators

SQL Server has been around over 30 years, and I’ve been working with SQL Server for almost as long.

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Make the Most Out of Your Day as a DBA (And Not Work Overtime)

June 26, 2018 7:12:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Life as a DBA

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Does your boss get nervous about paying overtime, yet you’re expected to monitor your servers 24/7? Problems don’t usually happen during business hours so working some nights and weekends to maintain the integrity of your database has become the norm. And summer will be over before you know it! You need some sun!

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Move from Firefighting to Fire Prevention: Efficient SQL Server Troubleshooting

June 19, 2018 7:20:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Monitoring Smarter

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DBAs are a lot of like firefighters. You’re running around like crazy, extinguishing the latest disaster to strike your company’s SQL Server database. And with so much going on, it’s hard to even look at the forensics of why it caught fire in the first place.

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DevOps: DBA or Developer – Getting The Balance Right

June 12, 2018 7:10:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Life as a DBA, Featured

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Many DBAs today are being asked to contribute in a DevOps Culture. One DBA I know told me the story of a recent reorg his company went through and when they sent out the new org chart, his title was actually changed from DBA to DevOps engineer. What does he do now that’s different from before? Well it turns out… Not much. Most of what he now does is still the same.  But his cubicle is ground zero for DevOps now, so he’s taking this new title pretty seriously.

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Find, Prioritize, and Resolve SQL Server Issues In Minutes

June 5, 2018 7:15:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Monitoring Smarter

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Like most DBAs, you are likely running in many directions trying to manage database or capacity issues while keeping end users and customers happy by ensuring access to the systems and data that they need.  

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Are There Security Risks Involved With Cloud Monitoring?

May 29, 2018 7:00:00 AM PDT / by Peter O'Connell posted in Monitoring Smarter

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An Overview of Quest's Newest Database Monitoring Service - Spotlight Cloud

May 22, 2018 7:10:00 AM PDT / by Peter O'Connell posted in Monitoring Smarter

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Hilarious Tweets from Voluntold DBAs

May 15, 2018 7:23:00 AM PDT / by Spotlight Cloud posted in Funny

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