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Ken Kruthaup

SQL Advanced Threat Protection | Securing Your SQL Database

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SQL Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) now offers DBAs (Database Administrators) the opportunity to discover and classify sensitive data, understand database vulnerabilitiesand detect abnormal activities that could indicate a threat to the database. Thereby providing a central go-to location for enabling and managing these security capabilities.

SQL Advanced Threat Protection provides...

a set of advanced SQL security capabilities, including Data Discovery & Classification, Vulnerability Assessment & Threat Detection.

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Alex Paul

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | SQL & Power BI: Creating a Single Source of Truth for Consumable Data

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | SQL & Power BI: Creating a Single Source of Truth for Consumable Data

Are you considering moving your data to SQL and Power BI? 

With so many factors to consider when moving your data to the cloud, you want to make sure you’re assessing all of your options and picking a solution that works best for you. SQL and Power BI are strong tools that can help you organize your data, find a single source of truth, and become more efficient with your reporting needs.

We teamed up with Microsoft for a special on-demand event that explains the options and solutions for moving your data to the cloud – securely and confidently.

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Ken Kruthaup

8 Major Updates Included in SQL Server 2017

8 Major Updates Included in SQL Server 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, there are several major and exciting updates to SQL Server with the 2017 release.  From the ability to run on Linux and Docker containers to rich data graphing functionality, the new features could have a big impact on your database and your data.

1) Expanded operating system support

In addition to Windows, you can now run SQL Server on Linux and Docker containers. If you’re already managing one of these environments – or you’ve been considering moving an existing SQL Server to one of these environments – then this will come as particularly welcome news.

It is worth nothing that there are some pieces of functionality that are missing on Linux. There are no Reporting Services, Analysis Services, or Machine Learning Services (formerly R services) yet. Only time will tell if customer demand sways Microsoft to offer these functions across all operating systems.

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Ken Kruthaup

Making SQL Server Highly Available

Making SQL Server Highly Available

Customers today need their SQL data to be highly available. With technologies built into the current versions of SQL Server, highly available databases are easier than ever to achieve.

Making data highly available has progressed through a series of technologies in SQL Server. So, let’s rewind for a minute while I explain how. Prior to SQL 7.0, Microsoft and Sybase worked together in a joint effort to produce a relational database which allowed database mirroring. This proved to be extremely cost-consuming on resources, and therefore when Microsoft broke away with their own version of SQL Server in 1998 they removed the ability to mirror databases. While industries still needed to have data highly available, Microsoft released several technologies to make data redundant.

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Ken Kruthaup

SQL 2000: Out of Date But It's Not Too Late

SQL 2000: Out of Date But It's Not Too Late

If you’re still running SQL 2000 or SQL 2005 in your environment, you probably already know about the significant support costs. And, I would be willing to bet that your Security team is telling you that it’s a considerable risk that needs that must be addressed. The team that oversees applications is also probably telling you that these systems can’t be upgraded because they are 32-bit systems and won’t run on the newer 64-bit platforms. To top it off, the business tells you that the vendor won’t provide support on the new platforms or your host will charge a considerable fee to allow you to run the outdated versions of SQL on their servers.

When thinking about what you need to do, do you feel like you have only two options?

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