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Be Responsive and Responsible


Over the years, I’ve read more than a few articles about the qualities that are found in the best administrators. These articles focus on soft skills, but sometimes will list hard skills as well. In all those years, and in all those articles, I …


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The Future Isn’t in Databases, But in the Data


In the past year I have earned a couple of certificates from the Microsoft Professional Program. One certificate was in Data Science, the other in Big Data. I’m currently working on a third certificate, this one in Artificial Intelligence.   You might be wondering …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 65: Orion Database Maintenance


In this episode, Head Geeks Thomas LaRock and Destiny Bertucci will explore the exciting world of database maintenance for your Orion installations. Back to Video Archive Episode Transcript Hello and welcome to this edition of SolarWinds Lab, where Destiny and I are going to …


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The Future is Always Bright


In my last couple of posts, I’ve tried to paint a picture of the past and present of database management and monitoring. We’ve seen that good database performance has everything to do with knowledge, which, as we all know, is power. In our case, …



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Hardware or Code? SQL Server Performance Examined


CPUs are running faster now than ever before, solid-state drives are replacing spinning disks, and database servers have terabytes of RAM. Because these resources are plentiful and increasingly affordable, it can seem tempting to solve database performance issues with hardware. But consider this example: …





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5 Things You Didn’t Know About SQL Agent


Microsoft SQL Server comes with a boatload of additional components. One component is the SQL Agent. The purpose of the SQL Agent is to serve as a job scheduler. Many experienced DBAs use jobs running inside the SQL Agent to perform routine tasks such …