SQLSaturday NYC
Rick is Heading to SQL Sat NYC!
21 May 2015

I will be speaking at SQL Sat 380 in NYC on the topic of Basic Performance Monitoring with Perfmon.  I have delivered this session many times and is usually well attended.  The session is geared for the person who has heard of Perfmon but not used it.  This is very much a 100 level offering. The last time that I was in NYC for a large SQL Server event was just about 10 years ago.  It was the “Get Ready […]

Making Sense of Replication Errors in Replication Monitor
12 May 2015

This post is participating in T-SQL Tuesday #66 which focuses on monitoring for the month of May. This month’s gracious host is Catherine Wilhelmsen (blog|@cathrinew). For our part in this blog event, I am going to focus on how to interpret and understand the errors from SQL Server’s built-in monitoring tools Replication Monitor. If you’ve ever had to deal with errors in Replication Monitor, your first experiences with it probably involved confusion. Sometimes the error messages are too generic and […]

Microsoft Ignite: Data Platform and BI recap
12 May 2015

Microsoft’s first Ignite conference is a fact, and it was AWESOME! If you like this blog, follow us on twitter: @DBBest_tech to stay up to date on our latest articles. Last week I (Dandy Weyn) had the great opportunity of being at Ignite as a staffer to the Microsoft booth for both Data Platform and Business Intelligence. Our very own DB Best’s Sudhir Gajre had the opportunity of presenting on Migrating Databases to SQL Server 2014, BRK3574: Database Migrations “Done […]

Tips for SQL Server Professionals Making Their First Public Presentation
11 May 2015

DB Best Technologies will be out in force at SQLSaturday #393 in Redmond, WA on Saturday, May 16 2015. I will be joined by fellow Certified Master Dandy Weyn (blog|@ILikeSQL). Dandy will be presenting Power BI – getting it right – a full walkthrough, and I will be presenting Diagnosing Performance with Wait Statistics. If you want to talk to us outside of our sessions, drop by the DB Best booth and say hello or ask a question. For me, […]

14 sessions recommendations to attend at Ignite
03 May 2015

14 sessions I would recommend to anyone at Ignite. (for data platform and business analytics) I’ve been to a lot of conferences, so many that I can’t remember how many I’ve been at. Starting 14 years ago, I attended my READ MORE

The post 14 sessions recommendations to attend at Ignite appeared first on ILIKESQL.

DB Best Center of Excellence: Data Platform and Business Intelligence
28 Apr 2015

DB Best continues building a Center of Excellence with subject matter experts in various areas within our fast growing company. Our COE consists of certified and acknowledged professionals, such as Microsoft Certified Masters, Microsoft Certified Trainers and SQL Server MVPs, each with deep technical expertise in their field, comprising and supporting a team of 180+ professionals. Let us introduce you to the key members of the DB Best Center of Excellence with Data Platform and Business Intelligence expertise: Adi Cohen– […]

Patching Master Data Services
27 Apr 2015

I recently installed my first deployment of Master Data Services (MDS). I installed the SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise Edition) MDS front-end on a new server with the intent to use an existing SQL Server 2014 (Enterprise Edition) database engine for the back-end. Unsurprisingly, I ran into some issues, and as luck would have it, they were not all well documented. I found some help online in places like Microsoft Connect and the TechNet Forums, but much of what I found […]

New SSMA 6.0 Detailed Technical Whitepapers
24 Apr 2015

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft has published 4 new comprehensive guides for migrating to SQL Server 2014. SSMA 6.0 Detailed Technical White Papers: Guide to Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL Database Guide to Migrating from Sybase ASE to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB Guide to Migrating from MySQL to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB Guide to Migrating from DB2 to SQL Server 2014 and Azure SQL DB  

Join us for free SQL Server Upgrade & Migration Seminars
14 Apr 2015

Are you planning to Upgrade or Migrate to SQL Server 2014? In partnership with Microsoft,  DB Best is delivering  free 3 hour seminars at multiple Microsoft MTC locations, seating is limited so register now! In this 3 hour seminar you’ll learn: READ MORE

The post Join us for free SQL Server Upgrade & Migration Seminars appeared first on ILIKESQL.

Welcome to DB Best: Rick Heiges
31 Mar 2015

DB Best is very excited to announce that Rick Heiges has joined our team as a Principal Solutions Architect and will be based in North Carolina, USA. Rick has spent the past 10 years in the consulting world as a Sr. Solutions Architect working with enterprise customers mainly in the US, but also as far south as South Africa and as far North as Iceland. He served 9 years on the Board of Directors for PASS, including 2 years as […]