DBA

A Good SQL Server DBA Makes Lousy Bets

The “Prod-Server Casino“ A production environment isn’t anything like a casino, at least not from the perspective of the guests. It needs to practically be guaranteed to succeed (So I guess, the house always winning is sort of similar.) You want everything to be sure in it. It isn’t grand. There aren’t fountains, there aren’t … Read more

VMware and SQL Server Best Practices.

I wish you knew a few things about VMware and SQL Server best practices. If you’ve ever asked yourself “Why does my storage seem slower on my SQL Server VMs?!”, this post may help. We love VMware in our SQL Server consulting practice. But there are some things you should know and do first. These … Read more

SQL Server: Standard Edition vs Enterprise Edition

Do you need SQL Server Enterprise Edition? Maybe. Maybe not. Lately, we’ve been finding more and more folks who can answer that probably not. I’ve lost track of the number of clients we’ve helped downgrade from SQL Server Enterprise to SQL Server Standard, take advantage of new features, and fairly dramatically reduce their costs. I … Read more

Hey Techies – Get Out of Debt

How do you eat an elephant? I’ll tell you at the end if you don’t already know. In the meantime let’s talk about another elephant – the one in the room – you are in debt. In some way, you’re probably in debt right now. Maybe you owe to student loan or credit card companies. … Read more