SQLStarters

Recipes for Cloud Database Experts

  • Are we ready for database containers yet?

    Containers are a popular way to virtualize and package applications, but when it comes to database workloads, the adoption has definitely been much slower. The technology has been around for a long while (at least in the IT-industry or dog years), and I wondered if we’re ready to use it widespread for databases. And if […]

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  • The Managed Instance that couldn’t be deleted

    I’ve written quite a few posts previously about creating Azure infrastructure, and it’s something that I do rather frequently. Typically, it’s to test the templates that I’ve created, after I’ve changed them somehow. While I fully expect my code to sometimes (often) fail, I usually don’t expect the removal of the Azure resources to fail. […]

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  • IaC Database Deployments

    Copy-pasting code snippets from StackOverflow isn’t (always) the best way to do infrastructure as a code (IaC) database deployments. In fact, if you’re ever planning to deploy more than two database services, you should probably consider building your own infrastructure as a code templates and repositories. Having IaC repositories and templates gives you the ability […]

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  • Well-Architected Framework (for Databases)

    If you work mainly with on-premises and focus on databases, there’s a good chance that you are not familiar with the concept of a Well-Architected Framework (WAF). However, while you might not be familiar with the term, you probably are already doing things related to it. How do I know that, you ask? Because, ultimately, […]

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  • Seeing database cloud migrations as opportunities, rather than risks.

    Database migrations are typically one of the biggest challenges when we’re moving applications to the cloud. The reason for it is obvious, databases, or rather their contents, are the lifeblood of many businesses. This makes people rather cautious, when dealing with database migrations. I like that, caution is good. Applications and their servers, on the […]

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  • Why I know DBA role survives the public cloud.

    For the past 10 years or so, I’ve seen it occasionally come up in the discussions that DBA won’t be needed in the future. Originally, it started with the vendors claiming that their database systems are becoming self-tuning. Then the final nail in the coffin was to be the public cloud, which was also to […]

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  • Database Migration, Modernization, and R-strategies.

    Public cloud is a really great place to put your application and database workloads. However, it’s not always clear how, exactly, that should happen. Some people talk about migrating, others about modernizing, a few mix everything together, and then there is a bunch of words that all start with the letter R. In this post, […]

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