Page Life Expectancy and What it’s Telling You

Aamir Syed (@sqlevo), Senior Consultant SQL Server keeps data pages in memory for quicker access rather than reading from disk every time. Now, keep in mind that Page Life Expectancy doesn’t prove or disprove anything on its own. It’s simply a symptom of potential...

Quickly Finish Your SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Project

Shawn Meyers (@1dizzygoose), Principal Architect  On July 9, 2019 Microsoft will officially end extended support for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.  This means that no further security updates will be available and support for issues will also end.  You can...

SQL Sprawl and Its Impact on Your Licensing

Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect At House of Brick we regularly provide license based consulting across the SQL Server and Oracle database stacks. We have numerous blogs on the Oracle stack, but today we will be talking about SQL Server sprawl and its...

Monitoring Database Mail for SQL Server

Phil Ekins (@SQLPhilUK), Principal Architect The second blog in this series on Database Mail discussed how to troubleshoot and identify some common issues seen with Database Mail and some options for resolution. In this blog, we shift our focus to being proactive, and...