SQL Server Software

Embarcadero Performance Analyst

Memory Page StatisticsMemory Analysis is very crucial parameter to a DBA.By analysing the memory resource usage,the DBAs can find out if any bottlenecks have arisen due to insufficient memory.For example,due to inadequate memory,the SQL Server cannot store the frequently accessed data in the cache.By adding physical memory,the performance of the server can be improved. The […]

Embarcadero DBArtisan – cross-platform database administration solution

Introduction This review will be different. I am not going to review one complete software package, but rather focus on 4 different parts of one single software package. The parts which I am concerned here with form the Analysts series of Embarcaderos’ DBArtisan Workbench suite. Namely they are Space Analyst, Capacity Analyst, Performance Analyst, Backup […]

ApexSQL Clean Identifies Unused and Unreferenced Objects in Databases

It is very tedious work to identify unused and unreferenced objects in a database from the [master].[dbo].[sysdepends] and [master].[dbo].[sysobjects] system tables. (Woe to the manager who assigned you this task.) Even a small database will take a considerable amount of time because you cannot rely on the [master].[dbo].[sysdepends] and [master].[dbo].[sysobjects] system tables. They do not […]

Idera SQL Change Manager

Introduction When I got my first “real” job in a small software company, life with respect to change management was quite easy. Since the complete development department was in one office, you just had to shout: “I’m checking out the master version. Is anyone working with it?” When no one replied, you just loaded it, […]

ApexSQL Doc: SQL Server Documentation Tool

Introduction Real programmers don’t document their code. This and many other phrases, one can hear when it comes to documentation. And if you’re really serious about making life of your co-workers, clients, and anyone else who will maybe read your code, harder than it already is, take your time and read carefully through this ultimate […]

Save Time (and Money) With SQL Sentry Event Manager

Software Spotlight Product: SQL Sentry Event Manager Version: 3.1 Publisher: SQL Sentry Price: $2,995 SQL Server and Windows Task Scheduler, Quick Start 5 Pack1 $5,990 SQL Server and Windows Task Scheduler, Quick Start 10 Pack1 $995 SQL Server License2 $199 Maintenance, SQL Server License2 1. The first year annual software maintenance is included in all […]

Spotlight on ApexSQL Doc : SQL Server Documentation Tool

Introduction Real programmers don’t document their code. This and many other phrases, one can hear when it comes to documentation. And if you’re really serious about making life of your co-workers, clients, and anyone else who will maybe read your code, harder than it already is, take your time and read carefully through this ultimate […]

ApexSQL Clean: Impact Analysis and Graphical Dependency Viewer tool

Introduction Have you ever been given the task to clean up a database from unused and unreferenced objects? If your answer is no, then you’re probably a very lucky person. However, if your answer is yes, then, believe me, I feel for you! Finding objects like stored procedures, views, and/or user-defined functions, or even columns […]

Total Clarity: Analyzing and Documenting SQL Server

Software Spotlight Product: SQL Dependency Tracker and SQL Doc Version: 2.1 and 1.0 Publisher: Red Gate Software Price: Starting at $295 each Maybe you’ve inherited an enormous database with the task of analyzing all its dependencies in order to make urgent changes to the database by the next day. Or maybe you’re developing a database […]

A Solution for Your Bar Coding Needs From Barcode Professional

Software Spotlight Product: Barcode Professional for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Version: 3.0 Publisher: Neodynamic Price: License and Latest Price Information The printing of bar codes is a frequent operation in most organizations. However, when the need does arise, it has a high cost mainly due to a limitation of resources. Other than the hardware […]
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