SQL Server Database Recovery

4 Questions that a DBA Must Ask Himself before Considering a Stretch Database

In this article, we explain the relevance of Stretch database and discuss 4 questions that a DBA must ask himself before considering a stretch database. Stretch Database is used for migrating cold data securely and transparently to Microsoft Azure cloud. It basically targets transactional databases by storing large amount of cold data in a bunch of tables. Here are a few questions that you should ask before using a stretch Database. Do you want to access Availability of...

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4 Key Benefits of Buffer Pool Extension that Every SQL Server Administrator Must Know

This article addresses the 4 Key Benefits of Buffer Pool Extension that Every SQL Server Administrator Must Know. Buffer Pool Extension was introduced in 2014 SQL Server with the aim of providing seamless integration of random access memory to the extension of buffer pool database engine which helps in significantly improving the I/O throughput. Note that buffer pool extension is not made available in all SQL Server editions. SQL Server Buffer Pool aka SQL Server Buffer Cache can be...

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3 Key Highlights of Service Broker in SQL Server 2017

This article addresses some of the key highlights of the Service Broker in SQL Server 2017. Service Broker in SQL Server offers native support effectively for queuing and messaging applications in a SQL Server Database Engine. In essence, this simplifies the process of application creation, where users can operate using multiple components of the database engine while communicating between different databases.  Now developers may also look to use Service Broker for building reliable and...

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