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Tabulating Extended Events

You know the old joke that goes, “A DBA walks into a bar, sees some friends at a couple of tables and asks if he can join them.”?  Well, as DBAs we are used to dealing with tables. Whether the data comes from a log file, trace file, or XML, we want to turn it into a...

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Right-Sizing for the Cloud

The Problem with Overprovisioning in the Cloud When it is time to purchase new resources for one or more applications, the non-scientific approach of “guesstimating” the requirements can be expensive whether for on-premises capital expenditures or Cloud-based...

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Row-Level Security – Concept to Proof

Row-Level Security (RLS) is one of the most often asked for features that I hear from customers.   Done correctly, Row-Level Security ensures data segregation for users in a single database. This ensures each user can only view or manipulate data that they can access....

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Attitude of a DBA

Is a DBA just a button clicker? Can a good DBA be replaced by anyone who knows the same technical skills? 'Supporting the business' can be a lot more involved. What Does a DBA (Database Administrator) Do Anyway? Some people think a DBA simply Tweets, Facebooks,...

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