Azure SQL Managed Instance – Business Critical Tier

Microsoft has announced the GA date for the Business-Critical tier. Azure SQL Managed Instance Business Critical tier will be generally available on December 1st 2018. For those customers who are needing the ‘Super-Fast’ storage capabilities provided with local SSDs on the instance, you now have a release date. Business Critical also provides the ability to […]

Azure Training – London

I am very excited about my upcoming IEAzure class being held in London, September 10th and 11th at the Marriott in Kensington (London). This is a content rich class covering SQL Server running on Azure Virtual Machines (Azure IaaS) as well as Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance (PaaS). You read that correctly, we’ve […]

Why You Need Baselines

Regularly when working with clients, I implement a basic baseline package to collect key metrics. At a minimum I like to capture CPU utilization, page life expectancy, disk I/O, wait statistics, and a database inventory. This allows me to track and trend what normal CPU utilization looks like, as well as to see if they […]