Tag Archives: licensing

True HA and DR

For many years, SQL Server administrators have tried to ensure their systems run smoothly by executing DBCC commands against their production databases. As workloads have grown, this has become an issue with resource contention with production users. Backups have had … Continue reading

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New HA Licensing Benefits

Microsoft announced recently that they were changing the way licensing works for HA and DR situations. I think this is a great change, and the summary is: You can have up to 3 other un-used secondaries for free You can … Continue reading

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Would You Choose SQL Server?

I recently wrote a piece on the limitations of the Standard Edition (SE) of SQL Server and got an interesting comment from Brent Ozar. He asked me a question as a businessperson that I found intriguing and it’s one I thought might be … Continue reading

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The Standard Limitation

Is 64GB of RAM enough for a SQL Server instance? It was in the past for most servers that I’ve developed software on or administered. These days I know some people have 2TB of RAM in their big database servers, … Continue reading

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