Querying SQL Agent Job Information

Many companies rely on the job scheduling and alerting services provided with the native SQL Server Agent service. From backups to SSRS subscription to SSIS packages, SQL Server Agent has the capability to run many types of business critical tasks on a regular schedule or can be programmatically triggered to start from other processes as […]

RedGate joins SQLWatchmen at InnoTech Austin

We wanted to remind everyone that this Thursday is the much anticipated InnoTech Austin IT event. If you haven’t registered yet, keep reading to see how you can attend for free. Come Meet Us and RedGate Not only are we looking forward to the event, but are very excited to announce that one of our partners, RedGate, will be […]

Planning Your 2018 IT Budget

It’s that time of year that a good amount of IT departments are dedicating time to researching and planning for their 2018 IT budgets. As you know, the growth of your company and it’s data depends heavily on your IT infrastructure, so the decisions you make and the costs of those choices are very critical. […]

The SQL Performance Needle in a Haystack

Technical communities are thriving and the knowledge they provide to professionals is immense.  In the SQL Server community especially, countless blog sites, forum posts, tweets, webinars and white papers exist that help DBAs solve tough problems every day and we are all fortunate to have such information available to us with a simple Web search. Sometimes, […]

SQLWatchmen is now a Redgate Certified Partner

We are very excited to announce that SQLWatchmen is now a Redgate Certified Partner. For those unfamiliar with Redgate, they are a leading provider of software for professionals working on the Microsoft data platform. Our favorite product from Redgate is their SQL Toolbelt. This suite of tools helps users implement DevOps best practice for their databases, […]

SQL Server 2017 – General Release Available Today!

Microsoft announced the much anticipated SQL Server 2017 release is available for download today. This version is packed with so many features, here are just a few of what we’re looking forward to here at SQLWatchmen: Always On Availibility Group – supporting the ability to cross database transactions among all databases, as well as, clusterless […]

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 services.  For stakeholders deciding on how to provision the data services, is it better to start small and […]