As it has almost become a habit by now for me, I will be touring Asia this summer. This year not only Asia, but for the first time also Australia. (There, however, is winter, which sometimes leads to funny confusion in agreements until you get used to this.) 1st stop: Singapore – Azure SQL Database […]
It has been over 4 weeks now that the very serious security bugs named Meltdown and Spectre, affecting almost any CPU made in the last decade, have been publicized and patches have been made available for various systems and software. Some patches even had to be withdrawn and recreated (AMD had not maintained its documentation). In […]
You can find this article by Allan Hirt at its original location: http://sqlha.com/2018/01/04/no-good-terrible-processor-flaw-sql-server-deployments-nearly-everything-need-know/
Introduction With the upcoming implementation of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, having a security concept in place is essentially required by law. Microsoft SQL Server, just like other database systems, carries the main asset to protect: the data itself. Therefore, it is time for an article from a more strategic […]
It is no secret that I have been very active in the Asian region the last years – mainly in Singapore, Malaysia and India. So, it may not be a surprise that this summer I will be giving a full day PreCon at the now called “Data Platform Summit” in India’s hub for information technology: […]
In this article I will bring together several techniques for troubleshooting a performance- and security-related “phenomenon” I recently noticed when doing some tests with Natively Compiled Stored Procedures.
مرحبا (“MARR-hah-bah”, Arabic: Hello) This year takes me to yet another part of the world: I have been invited to speak at THE SQL Server Conference in the Middle East: at SQL Gulf 3 taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 23rd.
After the great success of the German SQLKonferenz in February, where I had the honor of presenting the new security features of SQL Server 2016 together with Joachim Hammer, the Program Manager of the security teams of the relational SQL Engines at Microsoft in Redmond (more info), I finally found time to go about the […]
Introduction This article picks up a topic I have been teaching time and again in seminars, at conferences and in forums for many years: Schema-Design. Here, schema does not mean the database schema with its tabular design but rather the “database object schemas,” also described as Namespace.