Frederik Bogaerts

27 Jan 2022 The world of data is evolving

The data landscape has changed dramatically over recent years. Is cloud-only still the credo? And what about Big Data? In this article, we explore the data trends for the coming year.

12 Mar 2019 The Chamber of SQL Part 4: What is a managed instance?

Stefanie was planning to update her knowledge on Microsoft Azure. After a good night rest, she was ready for this new adventure. She opened up her laptop, turned on the power and immediately stopped and stood up. First things first. Black gold. Now she was ready to learn about Managed Instance.

26 Nov 2018 The Chamber of SQL Part 3

"Basically", Stephanie started, "we have 2 different options under the umbrella what we call Always On. We have on one side Always On High Availability Groups and on the other side we have Always On Failover Cluster Instances. Hence the confusion."

25 Oct 2016 The Chamber of SQL – The Chamber of Secrets

The Chamber of SQL - Part 2 A couple of months after the breakdown of one of their databases in production, Stephanie, Marc and Richard worked out a very good plan. Stephanie created a restore script that would automatically be fired on a weekly base.

11 Oct 2016 The Chamber of SQL – just another day in paradise

Let me begin by introducing the main characters of this blog. We have Marc, a senior system administrator with a deep technical knowledge about Windows PowerShell, networks and everything related to Active Directory and DNS. There’s also Richard, CTO of the company, a great visionary and in the old days one of the best system administrators the company had. Finally, there is Stephanie, who has been working with SQL Server on various projects for almost ten years, working as an external consultant.

07 Jun 2016 The dawn of a new era

Since a couple of days SQL Server 2016 is finally available. I can't wait to start working with this new exciting version. However, I'm not going to talk about SQL Server 2016 in this blog. I’m going to discuss the management tool we all use for accessing SQL Server databases, because without it, we would not be able to do all of our hocus pocus. This blog is in honour of our little friend called SQL Server Management Studio.

16 Feb 2016 Ten Commandments when you install SQL server

1.Above all, Install Microsoft SQL server with much fun and devotion. 2.Preconfigure TEMPDB, not leaving defaults, for better throughput and performance. 3.One shall protect their data and backup the data as if it was the Chosen one. 4.Test, Test and Test the restoring of the data as to anticipate future disasters, they might be your salvation.

20 Oct 2015 SQL server 2005 will become the new SQL server 2000

Many years ago Microsoft released SQL server 2005. This was an important release after SQL server 2000. Today, a decade later, Microsoft is about to stop the extended support on SQL server 2005 on April 12th 2016. SQL server 2005 is end of life, no more updates will be released. When running SQL server 2005 you will be exposed to potential bugs and security threats.