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Any downtime caused by poor database performance interrupts business operations, has a negative impact on productivity, and can directly affect the bottom line. And enterprise applications like SQL Server are the backbone of any organization.

Read our whitepaper to see how you can ensure your organization is operating at peak performance by applying comprehensive monitoring to improve business outcomes.

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Manage the Multiple Database Journey

To ensure adequate transactional capacity, most enterprises have adopted a multi-database strategy—using several different database platforms to store different classes or categories of data. So, there’s been a surge in the number of databases in use at most organizations, with database managers increasingly responsible for numerous instances.

In the multi-database environment, ensuring each individual database operates at its optimal level is critical. And since database platforms don’t all operate the same way, database managers must gain expertise on the multiple platforms. They also must continue to conduct performance tuning, maintain high availability, and ensure data security—again for multiple platforms.

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Query Optimization

This article explores using a simple example problem of finding unique column values in a moderately large data set. As is often the case in analogous real-world problems, the column of interest will have relatively few unique values, compared with the number of rows in the table. There are two parts to this analysis: creating the sample data, and writing the distinct-values query itself.

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Manage the Multiple Database Journey

The database is the backbone of the enterprise. Data is the currency of modern business, and organizations need to ensure consistent, optimal database performance to keep their business running smoothly.

The consequences of compromised or even suboptimal database performance can be significant; including delays in responses to customer inquiries, sales processes, and transaction processing.

In this whitepaper with SolarWinds, learn why ensuring efficient and effective operations across multiple databases is critical to maintaining business continuity and performance.

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SQL Server Indexing for Performance

SQL Server performance is critical for business applications to meet internal and external customer needs. Unfortunately, one of the most common SQL Server performance issues is related to missing or incorrect indexes. Microsoft® SQLServer® is relatively unique because, as a database engine, it records missing indexes it thinks will help queries.

In this whitepaper, we’ll dive into the following:

  • SQL Server indexing overview
  • How to improve the quality and performance of your indexes
  • Index information tracked by SQL Server, including index utilization, dynamic management views, the Query Store, and the execution plan cache
  • SQL Server index options, including clustered, nonclustered, Columnstore, and XML

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Zero to Hero — 12 Essential Tips for the Accidental DBA

A DBA’s job can seem thankless, and DBAs can feel underappreciated because the work they do isn’t always visible. But when application performance slows, and the database is being blamed, the work they do to keep the business up and running is quite evident.

This paper is for the accidental DBA and contains 12 essential tips for working with SQL Server®. These simple, yet powerful tips are filled with lessons learned on the front lines and from years of database administration experience. Following these tips can help transform the accidental DBA into an organized DBA with clear direction for better database performance.

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Turning Data into a Game Changer for Your Organization

Data can be a business’ most valuable resource—but data is also valuable to cybercriminals. Whether they want to lock an organization’s data to demand a ransom or exfiltrate it to sell on the dark web, cybercriminals have options for making money off this precious resource.

While data carries risks for an organization, it also presents major opportunities for cybersecurity professionals to demonstrate their significance.
This eBook looks at some of the high-level elements you should think about when protecting your data— and it discusses how to use data-protection activities to help advance your team’s credibility within your organization.

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Zero Trust Security: Getting to “Zero” Requires a Secure Foundation

It’s safe to say today that cybercrime is as robust and evolving a tech industry as its IT security equivalents. Attacks are more frequent, more sophisticated, and more successful, requiring organizations today to shift security strategies to more secure models.

Zero Trust security is an IT security model that takes a holistic approach to network security using several different principles and technologies. In this paper, we’ll focus on why you need to first focus on foundational security, what’s entailed, and how the monitoring of events and the management of permissions—as tactical as they sound—are critical to properly underpin a strong and effective Zero Trust security model.

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Case Study: RIGA Airport

RIGA Airport is one the busiest and fastest growing international airports in the Baltics. In order to allow their people and teams to effectively connect and collaborate amidst multiplying data, they deployed Microsoft® SharePoint®, which created barriers to team productivity and general data security.

The airport's biggest challenge was missing an overview of access rights and not being able to track changes to permissions as they occurred. They were looking for a solution to eliminate data security threats and improve overall governance by preventing unwarranted access rights from increasing.

With SolarWinds® Access Rights Manager (ARM), the principal solution developed by SolarWinds, RIGA Airport was able to limit access rights to a need-to- know basis, thereby helping reduce data security risks, as well as help ensure accountability and compliance with internal policies by knowing who accessed which files.

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A Guide to a Successful APM Implementation

In today’s business world where everything is an application and applications are the heart of business success, organizations need an application performance management (APM) strategy to ensure the health, performance, and availability of their business-critical applications.

For technology professionals new to or just getting started with APM, use this guide to help:

  • Understand what APM is and how it works
  • Determine when APM is a fit, and when it is not
  • Implement APM in 5 steps
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