Tag: Availability Groups

The Lifeblood Across The Wire

SQL Server Availability Groups have been around for a while. But not a lot of organizations have implemented them yet mainly because they haven’t upgraded their database platforms to SQL Server 2012/2014. As more and more organizations move away from older versions and into the newer ones, Availability Groups will become much more common. And […]

Why Active Directory Domain Services Authentication Matters

SQL Server Availability Groups have been around for a while. But not a lot of organizations have implemented them yet mainly because they haven’t upgraded their database platforms to SQL Server 2012/2014. As more and more organizations move away from older versions and into the newer ones, Availability Groups will become much more common. And […]

The US$ 50,000 Nested Parenthesis

In a previous blog post, I talked about the new SQL Server 2016 Availability Groups Load Balancing of Read-Only Replicas feature (I know that’s a mouthful but it’s how I understand the concept.) I explained how the precedence rules in defining how the read-only workload is balanced across multiple readable secondary replicas using nested parenthesis. One […]

How To Enable Transparent Data Encryption In An Existing SQL Server Always On Availability Group

I’ve deployed several SQL Server Always On Availability Groups in the past with high availability being the primary requirement. In some environments, there is a requirement to protect sensitive data for security and compliance reasons. Back in 2013, I had a customer who wanted to implement Always On Availability Groups for their databases. They were moving their […]