Extended support for SQL Server 2005 ends on April 12, 2016.
This means that if you are still running SQL Server 2005 after April 12, 2016, you will no longer receive security updates. Now is the time to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database to achieve breakthrough performance, maintain security and compliance, and optimize your data platform infrastructure.
Join Rodney Landrum, Senior SQL Server Consultant and Microsoft MVP and Michael McCracken, HOSTING Director of Advanced Solutions, as they discuss key benefits to moving to a SQL Server 2014 and key considerations to take into account when migrating your databases.
Join our webinar and learn new ways to optimise SQL Server leveraging idle cores to improve the responsiveness of highly concurrent, I/O-intensive OLTP workloads. It’s surprisingly simple.
We also have a special guest, Mike Prince, Senior SQL Server Consultant from Ultima Business Solutions, who will share his experiences testing MaxParallel in SQL environments.
Learn the capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® as we discuss
deployment, performance, high availability, and security. We’ll demo how SQL Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux can meet the needs of developers and critical applications. Plus, learn why SQL Server matters to Red Hat OpenShift®.
The end of Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 is coming faster than you know, as of July 2019. It’s important that your organization takes the necessary steps so you’re prepared for the migration.
A database migration is not always straightforward and requires preparation, testing and implementation and these processes could take up to 9 months depending on environment size.
In this webinar, Jeff Duncan will discuss the steps that you need to ensure that you have the smoothest migration to the SQL Server 2016 and beyond.
Looking for more performance from your virtual environments? Attend this live webinar to learn how to get the most out of your virtual SQL servers.
Join our resident SQL Expert, Paul Haddow, for valuable insights in optimising the performance and tuning of Physical & Virtual SQL Servers and your virtual environments.
First aired Nov. 21,2013. Now, more than ever, business requirements are demanding 99.999% system availability. Anything less impacts the company's credibility and revenue. Join HOSTING and XTIVIA, in an engaging presentation on the nuances of architecting and deploying a highly available, world-class MS SQL Server solution. XTIVIA’s Senior SQL Server Consultant and Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Chris Shaw, will bridge the gap between business requirements and technology solutions.Read more >
Join Michael McCracken, HOSTING Director of Professional services and Dave Bermingham, Microsoft cloud and Data Center MVP, to examine the TCO of high availability and disaster recovery protection for SQL Server deployments with surprising results. They will cover:
-How to save thousands of dollars by reducing licensing and hardware costs while still delivering complete HA and DR protection
-How to create a failover cluster using SQL Server standard edition
How to create a Windows cluster in a cloud without the need for shared storage
Learn new ways SQL Server can leverage idle cores to improve the responsiveness of highly concurrent, I/O-intensive OLTP workloads.
It’s surprisingly simple.
This demo of the Vexata VX-100F scalable storage system using NVMe SSDs via Fibre Channel running SQL server analytics, illustrating how database administrators can accelerate data loads via system read bandwidth that exceeds 46 gigabytes per second. Overall, the Vexata VX-100F increases server performance by up to 10x delivering faster, more accurate insights while dramatically reducing data center TCO.Read more >
Skyrocketing Oracle licensing costs, coupled with powerful feature and performance advances in the SQL Server database engine, has resulted in a growing shift towards the Microsoft database offering for those companies looking to change platforms. While SQL Server and Oracle have their place for certain uses and applications, there is a large number of scenarios where companies can choose one platform or the other. However, migrating from an existing platform to a new one is not a trivial task. Despite this complexity, we’ve seen an ever increasing number of consulting opportunities from customers migrating away from existing Oracle environments to the SQL Server equivalent. In this Webinar we will explore the reasons, potential ROI, and the initial risks and high level technical considerations that need to be made when pursuing this route.Read more >
If your organization is reliant on a rapidly aging version of SQL Server, you need to join SQL Server experts Michael McCracken from HOSTING and Rodney Landrum, a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, from Ntirety for this in-depth discussion of the hows, whys and whats of upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 200X to SQL Server 2014. The interactive webinar will cover:
•The benefits of upgrading
•Considerations to understand
•How to smooth the transition
•Q & A
Moving to the cloud in a big way? Learn about building a complex end-to-end infrastructure involving SQL Server (on-premises) as the initial foundation and move to Azure Data Services that includes Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure HDInsight to help you innovate faster.Read more >
In this presentation House of Brick Technologies, a leader in optimizing Oracle on Linux over the past decade, will offer SQL Server and Windows admins guidance on managing SQL Server on Linux.
We will discuss best practices for the installation of SQL Server on Linux, with a particular focus on:
• Distributions (which should you be using)
• Storage presentation and file systems
• SQL Server Engine install location
• User database locations
Options for performing the standard DBA processes, will also be addressed:
• Backup & Restore Procedures
• Performance & Tooling
You’ll leave with a better understanding of key considerations for installing SQL Server on Linux, the ways SQL Server on Linux differs from traditional SQL Server installations, a list of recommended tools and reports, and best practices for managing your SQL Server on Linux instances.
Reimagine your data's potential
Unlocking critical insights from increasingly complex data requires cloud-compatible, intelligent, more secure applications. Your apps need to be dependably accessible, regardless of platform, user location, or device. SQL Server 2017 is engineered precisely to support these needs with modern database management. It helps you uncover valuable insights hidden in your data and use that information to transform your business.
Join this webinar to:
Find out how you can turn raw data into meaningful reports that can be delivered to any device.
Learn how SQL Server 2017 empowers businesses with data warehousing, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or both.
Discover the security capabilities of the Azure cloud.
In this webinar, learn the benefits of moving your workload to a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) environment and the key differentiators between Amazon RDS and Azure SQL Database.
Join Rodney Landrum, Senior DBA/BI Consulting Services at Ntirety, a division of HOSTING, and learn:
• The benefits of moving your workload to a DBaas Environment
• How to assess if your workload is compatible with a DBaaS Environment
• How you can optimize your workload for a DBaaS Environment
In addition, Rodney will give a full comparison of Amazon RDS verse Azure SQL Database to help you make the right decision for your business. Including:
• Migration strategies
See Rodney's Amazon Author Page Here: http://bit.ly/RodneyLandrum-Amazon
Coming so quickly on the heels of SQL Server 2016, one has to wonder what astounding features SQL Server 2017 brings to the table.
While these new features may not be as momentous as the previous release features, some do still carry a “wow” factor that are worth taking a closer look at.
Join Rodney Landrum, Senior DBA/BI Consulting Services at Ntirety, a division of HOSTING, as he discovers several of these new features and demonstrates how they can benefit your organization.
These features include:
• SQL Server on Linux
• New T-SQL functionality
• More Dynamic Management Views added
• Availability Group enhancements
• Automatic database tuning
• R-Services rebranded
See Rodney's Amazon Author Page Here: http://bit.ly/RodneyLandrum-Amazon
Matt Henderson, Director of Microsoft Technologies, discusses the benefits and value of the Vexata system for SQL. https://www.vexata.com/products/Read more >
Presto is an open source distributed query engine that supports much of the SQL analytics workload at Facebook. This talk introduces a selection of Facebook use cases, which range from user-facing reporting applications to multi-hour ETL jobs, then explains the architecture, implementation, features, and performance optimizations that enable Presto to support these use cases.Read more >
Business critical application performance and cost control have typically been a challenge for many customers - Intel® recognized these challenges and developed the Intel Select Solutions program as a way to simplify and bring confidence so that solution component selection will result in workload optimized deployments. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has followed the Intel reference design to create tested solution configurations that meet Intel Select performance standards while providing predictable outcomes for Microsoft® SQL Server 2016 OLTP database workloads.Read more >
Successful analytics and transactional systems start with proper architectural principles and considerations. This webinar will be a detailed walkthrough of all the software and hardware infrastructure below the database server. It will explain how each layer affects database workloads as well as give tools and metrics for determining optimal architectural configurations.
From this webinar you will learn:
• How to design SQL server infrastructures for optimal performance
• How the software and hardware infrastructure affect database performance
• Tools and metrics to determine appropriate hardware allocations. For example, how many CPU cores, data volumes, tempdb files or GBs of memory are needed for your workload.
• Tools and metrics to find current bottlenecks, inside and outside of the database server
• Tools and best practices for monitoring all layers
Presented by Matt Henderson, who has over two decades of experience in designing high-performance database platforms and over five years working with the latest all-flash storage technologies. He currently is the Director of Microsoft Technologies at Vexata where he helps customers optimize and scale their mission-critical databases.
Learn about the only platform that helps you manage your entire data universe, offering built-in Mobile BI, advanced analytics and AI, and open source technologies of your choice, including Linux and Docker.
Join this free webinar to learn from Microsoft Experts:
•How to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Linux and Docker container
•How to gain transformative insights from in-database machine learning with Python and R
•How to get rich interactive reporting on any device for faster decision making.
•How the ability to choose any language and platform, and container support seamlessly facilitates DevOps scenarios.
Applications show intelligence when they can spot trends, react to unusual events, predict outcomes or recommend choices. Applications can also benefit when intelligence is applied to their underlying databases to optimize their performance. Most everyday apps, from consumer to enterprise, can deliver greater customer or business benefit by learning from user behavior and other signals and delivering that value quickly and consistently.
In this session we’ll take a pragmatic look at introducing real, useful data-driven intelligence into apps by walking through services, code and data needed to make it happen. We will also look at how Azure SQL Database continuously evaluates your data, learning and adapting to your application, and provides performance-improving recommendations tailored to your specific workload.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How to instrument your app to collect telemetry and start a feedback loop.
- How to add an intelligent behavior to your app with AI.
- How to add search and recommendations to your app.
- How automatic tuning and Intelligent Insights in SQL Database can improve your application’s performance.
Customers seeking to move their Microsoft SQL Server databases to the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment rely on Datavail for solutions that include remote database migration, administration, support, maintenance, and management services. Among the challenges customers face when transitioning their SQL Servers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) are concerns about lack of control, understanding the risks involved, and security and compliance. Customers choose to operate SQL on EC2 because they can manage their own database support for all maintenance areas. It is also customizable, meets high performance needs for replication and discovery, and is highly available. They work with Datavail because their monitoring, measurement, and support services are always available.
Sony DADC New Media Solutions, a large digital media company, discovered they could migrate their SQL Servers to AWS and run them using an Amazon EC2 solution allowed them to replicate their SQL Server environments in multiple AWS Availability Zones (AZ), meaning that if a node failed in one AZ, it could be replicated in another to ensure almost no downtime and improved performance.
Join us to Learn:
Best practices for providing highly available database solutions using EC2 on AWS
Gain insight into scenarios which migrating SQL Servers to AWS and using EC2 is the recommended course of action
How Sony DADC New Media Solutions reduced their Storage dependency by migrating to AWS using solutions and architecture from Datavail
Learn how SQL Server on AWS gives you complete control over every setting, without the maintenance, backup and patching requirements of traditional on-site solutions. Discover how to provision and monitor your SQL Server databases in both Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2, and how to optimise scalability, performance, availability, security and disaster recovery.Read more >
In this webinar, we will explain how running SQL Server on AWS gives you complete control over every setting, without the maintenance, backup and patching requirements of traditional on-site solutions. Learn how to provision and monitor your SQL Server databases in both Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2, and how to optimise scalability, performance, availability, security and disaster recovery.Read more >