What the heck is downtime, anyway?

April 15, 2019 Andy 2

There’s a lot of discussion about preventing downtime. As a DBA and IT professional, it’s my sworn duty to prevent downtime. I usually describe my job as DBA something along the lines of, “to make sure data is always available to the people and applications … [Read More]

What the heck is a DTU?

March 30, 2017 Andy 0

In this post on SQLPerformance.com, I explain DTUs (Database Transaction Units) and the differences you might see between the documentation and practical usage. When you’re deploying any application, one of the first questions that comes up is “What will this cost?” Most of us have gone … [Read More]