Sending resource alerts on Managed Instance using db_mail

One of the biggest issue that you might experience in Managed Instance is reaching storage limit or finding out that you don’t have enough CPU. In this case you would need to get the bigger instance; however, this is not instant operation. In this post, you will see how you can monitor resource usage and… Read more

Analyzing wait statistics on Managed Instance

Wait statistics are information that might help you understand why the query duration is long and identify the queries that are waiting for something in database engine. In this post, I will show to you how to identify why the workload is waiting and what are the queries that are waiting on some resources…. Read more

Reduced recompilations for workloads using temporary tables across multiple scopes

SQL Server 2019 introduces several performance optimizations which will improve performance with minimal changes required to your application code.   In this blog post we’ll discuss one such improvement available in CTP 2.3: reduced recompilations for workloads using temporary tables in multiple scopes. In order to understand this improvement, we’ll first go over the current behavior… Read more

Measuring file io performance on Managed Instance using QPI

Checking file performance and comparing performance characteristics between SQL Server database engines in Azure cloud and your on-premises environment might be tricky and require some better knowledge of DM objects. In this post, you will see how to use one open-source library that can help you to analyze and compare file performance…. Read more

We are moving!

This blog is in the process of being migrated to one of the new consolidated SQL Server and Azure SQL Database blogs on the Microsoft TechCommunity website. Once the migration is complete, we will post the new URL along with instructions for how to navigate the new blog and update your RSS feeds. Until then,… Read more

Azure Stream Analytics now supports Azure SQL Database as reference data input

Reference data is a dataset that is static or slow changing in nature which you can correlate with real-time data streams to augment the data. Azure Stream Analytics leverages versioning of reference data to augment streaming data by the reference data that was valid at the time the event was generated. One of the most… Read more