Glenn’s Tech Insights For March 20, 2019

(Glenn’s Tech Insights… used to be part of our bi-weekly newsletter but we decided to make it a regular blog post instead so it can get more visibility. It covers interesting new hardware and software developments that are generally relevant for SQL Server). AMD Processors Not Vulnerable to SPOILER CPU Exploit A new research paper […]

How to Handle Power Grid Failure

The Blizzard On March 13-14, 2019, most of eastern Colorado experienced a pretty severe blizzard. A blizzard is when you have snow combined with sustained winds of 35 mph or more that last for three hours or more. This storm was unusual because it was characterized by extremely low barometric pressure. Lamar, CO had an […]

Why You Need SQL Server Upgrade Knowledge

Introduction Both SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 are falling out of extended support from Microsoft on July 9, 2019. SQL Server 2012 already fell out of mainstream support on July 11, 2017. Finally, SQL Server 2014 is also falling out of mainstream support on July 9, 2019. Because of these facts, a […]

Glenn’s Tech Insights for March 6, 2019

(Glenn’s Tech Insights used to be part of our bi-weekly newsletter but we decided to make it a regular blog post instead so it can get more visibility. It covers interesting new hardware and software developments that are generally relevant for SQL Server). DRAM Prices Declining in 1H 2019 Market analyst firm DRAMeXchange, expects DDR4 […]