SQL Server Upgrades

SQL Server Upgrades | The Secret To Success Is Planning Aheads

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Ask any Database Administrator about why organizations large and small tend to procrastinate about SQL Server upgrades and you’ll hear similar replies: “upgrades are painful, upgrades are difficult,” “everything breaks.” So instead of going through the process of upgrading, they ignore it until it creates a roadblock.
Creating a SQL Server Maintenance Plan

Key Recommendations for Creating a SQL Server Maintenance Plan

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Our SQL Server maintenance tips and recommendations will keep your databases healthy. Includes considerations around data protection, index maintenance, data integrity, data patching and more.
Monitoring and Managing SQL Server Scheduled Tasks

Designing a Successful Database Backup Strategy

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Ben DeBow and Fortified Data share how to design a successful database backup strategy for troubleshooting system failures.
The Constant Challenge of SQL Server Security, Part I

Hardware Rarely Solves Database Performance Issues

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Fortified Data sharing expertise on solving database performance issues and hw hardware upgrades are not always the solution.
Oracle and Microsoft Announce Historic Cross-Cloud Partnership

Oracle and Microsoft Announce Historic Cross-Cloud Partnership

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Oracle and Microsoft announced a partnership this month, and it’s an exciting evolution for enterprises who are in both SQL Server and Oracle environments.

MySpace – an unfortunate disaster recovery failure

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When there’s an outage, such as a server which dies or data corruption, there must be transparency. The explanation from MySpace thus far is vague, at best.
The DevOps Conversion in Business on the Data Journey

The DevOps Conversion in Business on the Data Journey

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The following obstacles are the most commonly encountered on the journey to a full Business DevOps conversion and implementation.
The DevOps Conversion in Business on the Data Journey

DevOps vs. Waterfall Model – Key Differences

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The change curve can be a hard hump to overcome, but when you see the signs of efficiency, it moves you towards DevOps Conversion.
The DevOps Conversion in Business on the Data Journey

DevOps and the Spiritual Awakening

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Fortified Data sharing the connection between understanding database services and the importance of considering elements of DevOps.
SQL Server Service Broker-Security-July-2018

SQL Server Service Broker—Security

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There are 2 types of security in Service Broker: dialog and transport. Dialog security establishes a secure, authenticated connection.