Performance/ Management Data Warehouse Data Collector & AlwaysOn Availability Groups

This time, we are dealing with the „MDW“, short for Management Data Warehouse,(, which I like to recommend as a minimal performance logging-approach. From time to time, and most recently in the context of my PASS Essential „SQL Server Analysis tools & Techniques for Performance und general Monitoring“, the question arises as to whether […]

Article “SQL Server 2014 – New Fundament” in iX Issue 5/2014

In the May-issue of the iX, on page 56, there is an article by me which I wrote together with my colleagues Volker Heck (Cloud- and BI-Part) and Holger Schwichtenberg (copy-editing).

Locking & READONLY Filegroups vs READONLY Databases

The Topic Locking and Read-Only for filegroups and databases is one of the ongoing myths around SQL Server in forums – and at least half of the information unfortunately wrong. Since I recently fell into the trap myself, I want to write down, how it really is. To have a definite picture, I made 3 […]