January 2019 Roundup

January 2019 SQL Server News Roundup

Whether a business has its doors open or not, they are still a 24×7 operation with systems that need to run, overnight processes and websites to take orders. The database environment underpins these operations and it’s vital these critical systems are effectively managed, no matter what time of the day or night.

WARDY IT Solutions’ Virtual DBA service is a true 24×7 support operation. Our team is always awake and working from our database operations centre in Brisbane.

Do you know if the team that supports your database environment is awake and able to respond instantly – or do you need to wake them up and wait?

What did you do this Christmas Season?

Many businesses take a break over Christmas but ongoing database activity doesn’t – so how can you monitor this essential service with low or no staff? Our Virtual DBA team is on the job 24/7, 365 days a year. Our dedicated team worked right through Christmas and prevented a lot of serious database issues. Get a taste for what the Virtual DBA team were up to while the rest of us were tucking into ham and mince pies. Read blog post.

How to Identify and Solve SQL Server Performance Issues

We live and breathe SQL Server every single day. With years of experience in the Microsoft Data Platform, we’ve found that performance issues in SQL Server typically manifest as a bottleneck in one of three broad areas, CPU, I/O, and\or Memory a.k.a. the Performance Triangle.

Here are our top troubleshooting tips to release your bottleneck and give your server the health check it needs.

New Dates Announced: SQL Server 2019 Hotlaps

As our first round of SQL Server 2019 Hotlaps had such a great turn out, we’ve scheduled three new dates in Australia and New Zealand.

In these free breakfast sessions, we will explain how the new version of SQL Server will improve database operations, advance security and compliance and bring advanced analytics to all your data workloads.

These are free events, but places are limited so please register now to secure your place.

Register for Sydney

Register for Wellington

Register for Auckland

Prepare for SQL Server 2008 End of Support 

On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end. That means the end of regular security updates. Don’t let your infrastructure and applications go unprotected. We’re here to help you migrate to current versions for greater security, performance and innovation. Learn how you can ensure mistake free planning for SQL Server end of life. Read blog post.

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Discover how to migrate your Windows Server and SQL Server workloads to Azure with your on-premises licenses. Azure is the most cost-effective cloud for Windows Server and SQL Server. Learn how you can leverage your existing licencing investments with Azure Hybrid Benefit – click here.

Modern data warehouse serves up big benefits for BGW Group

BGW Group needed a holistic and visible data management system and found WARDY IT Solutions could transform their complex situation into a single data warehouse. Check out the case study to learn about the project at hand, including words of advice from BGW Group’s CIO, David Dean. Find out more.