12 November 2020

12 November 2020

Why and how you should automate database migrations

The desire to release features faster and deliver value to customers sooner is prompting many IT teams to adopt DevOps and Agile practices. By automating parts of the development process where possible and working in shorter cycles to release small changes more often, those teams that do well experience fewer errors and produce higher quality... Read more

27 October 2020

27 October 2020

The real challenges of database monitoring

I’ve worked in IT for 30 years, a large part of which has involved managing data and databases. I’m now a SQL Server Enterprise Architect and I manage the direction and operation of a Microsoft Platform Team, as well as the design, build and implementation of a global SQL Server estate. I recently took... Read more

23 October 2020

23 October 2020

Let’s Talk About Build vs. Buy

I have written a nearly 1,000 page book on SQL Server performance tuning. In several chapters through the book, I outline all the necessary metrics you need to monitor your systems. I also show exactly how to put together those metrics in a variety of tools built into your OS and SQL Server itself.... Read more