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Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading
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New high availability and disaster recovery benefits for SQL Server

Business continuity is a key requirement for planning, designing, and implementing any business-critical system. When you bring data into the mix, business continuity becomes mandatory. It’s an insurance policy that one hopes they never have to make a claim against ... continue reading
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Disaster recovery for SAP HANA Systems on Azure

This blog will cover the design, technology, and recommendations for setting up disaster recovery (DR) for an enterprise customer, to achieve best in class recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) with an SAP S/4HANA landscape. This post ... continue reading
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Customize networking for DR drills: Azure Site Recovery

One of the most important features of a disaster recovery tool is failover readiness. Administrators ensure this by watching out for health signals from the product. Some also choose to set up their own monitoring solutions to track readiness. End ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 1

This article is Part 1 in a series of articles showing how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. It covers building a Windows Cluster in Hyper-V that supports both Availability Groups and Failover Cluster Instances. Once you build the environment, ... continue reading

Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

This post was co-authored by Mike Emard Principal Program Manager, Azure Storage. SQL Server on Azure virtual machines brings cloud agility, elasticity, and scalability benefits to SQL Server workloads. SQL virtual machine offers full control on the operating system, virtual ... continue reading
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Why Database ID Order Matters When Using Query Store to Force Plans With AlwaysOn AG

Recently I was engaged with a customer who ran into the following scenario. The customer had forced a query that was inside a stored procedure using the Query Store. The plan was manually forced. The customer had a 2 node ... continue reading
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Best practices for adding layered security to Azure security with Check Point’s CloudGuard IaaS

The cloud is changing the way we build and deploy applications. Most enterprises will benefit from the cloud’s many advantages through hybrid, multi, or standalone cloud architectures. A recent report showed that 42 percent of companies have a multi-cloud deployment ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for Efficiency and Operations

This is the final blog in our four-part series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within ... continue reading

Identifying Stale Cluster Computer Objects

On a Windows Server Failover Cluster for each Network Name resource there is a logical name which has a corresponding computer object (CO) created. The computer object associated with the Cluster Name this is commonly referred to as the Cluster ... continue reading