Audit and Monitor User Activity using Traces

Organisations depend on data. Internationally, news agencies have reported innumerable times about data theft (one that hit the news recently lead to the closure of a newspaper), data loss, corruption caused by crafted bots using one of the various SQL Injection techniques, and many more. The amount of data generated... [Read More]

Changes to the SQL Server 2012 Licensing Model

With the upcoming SQL Server 2012 version, Microsoft reduced the number of Editions to three and changed the licensing model. The main Editions that will be available are the Enterprise, Standard and the new Business Intelligence. Features of the Datacenter Edition have been included in the Enterprise Edition making this... [Read More]

Check the Cluster Resource Owner and Notify if Failed-Over

In a Microsoft Cluster environment offering High Availability, a failover to the Secondary (or alternate) Node is usually set to automatic (to maintain the HA). The DBA then has to resolve the issues that caused the failover then fail the services back to the Primary Node. Of course the DBA... [Read More]