Upgrading a Replication Topology to SQL Server 2016

SQL Server Replication provides multi-faceted data movement capabilities across SQL Server releases which has been used by customers across the globe for a large number of years. When moving from one major release of SQL Server to another, replication topology upgrade has been a constant topic of lengthy discussions. In this post, we shall outline…

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Split update operation can result in higher number of replicated commands

In the recent past, we worked on an issue where a number of updates on a replicated article (part of transactional replication) were delivered to the subscriber as a series of DELETEs and INSERTs as opposed to UPDATEs. In this post, I will explain the scenarios under which this situation can occur and what the…

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Transactional Replication and Always On Availability Groups Support Update

In the past, we have received multiple requests from customers for supporting transactional replication republishers in an Always On Availability Group configuration. We are pleased to announce that starting from SQL Server 2016, transactional replication republisher is supported in an Always On Availability Group configuration. See “Replication, Change Tracking, Change Data Capture, and Always On…

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Transactional Replication to Azure SQL DB is now in public preview.

  As announced yesterday during my presentation at Pass Summit 2015, you can now configure Azure SQL DB as a subscriber of SQL Server Transactional Replication. This new capacity of Transactional Replication is available starting with the following versions\updates of SQL Server: Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.0 of SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2014 Service…

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