SQL Server Management Perfected

Ensuring Database Performance in
the Face of Today’s IT Trends
January 2014
Intro
The life of a database administrator (DBA) is often stressful, as they find themselves responsible to
ensure peak pe...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Data Center Complexity

Data centers are becoming more
complex in several different ...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Cloud Computing – The Great Debate

According to research reported by Forbes, the wo...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Cloud Computing – Private Clouds
-A private cloud is an internally hosted
database e...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Cloud Computing – Public Clouds
-A public cloud is a database hosted
outside of the ...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Explosion of Data

Data volumes have been growing and will continue to grow,
exponen...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Explosion of Data – DBAs Beware

Regardless of a DBAs decision to address the explos...
IT Trends Driving Database Complexity
Consumerization of IT

If we were to play the blame game, all fingers point to Apple...
How Do These Trends Affect DBAs?
Cloud computing, data growth and the consumerization of IT are three of
the biggest drive...
How Do These Trends Affect DBAs?
Inability to be Proactive
Most days, DBAs feel like they just can’t
get ahead. They worry...
How Do These Trends Affect DBAs?
Lack of Visibility
Visibility into database activity is even
more critical as the number ...
How Do These Trends Affect DBAs?
Performance Monitoring Issues
Although SQL Server and other
databases include native moni...
So, what’s the answer?
Native database monitoring tools
provide baseline activity and
performance metrics that provide so
...
The Right Tools
Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise
provides you with unmatched SQL
Server monitoring, diagnosis and
optimi...
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IT environments continue to grow in complexity. Organizations today are using multiple database platforms, embracing cloud technologies, and generating enormous volumes of data, and users have increasingly high expectations for availability and performance. These trends increase the pressure on DBAs to proactively find and address performance issues, even as budgets tighten.

This paper outlines the resulting challenges for DBAs, and offers a solution to help.

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SQL Server Management Perfected

  1. 1. SQL Server Management Perfected Ensuring Database Performance in the Face of Today’s IT Trends January 2014
  2. 2. Intro The life of a database administrator (DBA) is often stressful, as they find themselves responsible to ensure peak performance and troubleshoot issues in increasingly complex IT environments with more and more data. Organizations today are using multiple database platforms, embracing cloud technologies and generating enormous volumes of data. These major trends increase the pressure on DBAs to proactively find and address performance issues, even as budgets tighten. Based off of Dell Software’s latest whitepaper, “SQL Server Management Perfected – Ensuring Database Performance in the Face of Today’s IT Trends,” (click to download) this presentation will highlight the broad IT trends that impact database environments and the resulting challenges for DBAs. It will also showcase the ways in which Dell™ Spotlight on SQL Server (click for free trial) will help DBAs rest easy and deliver the high service levels organizations require today. 2 Room for text Global Marketing
  3. 3. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Data Center Complexity Data centers are becoming more complex in several different ways. • Environments are more heterogeneous – A recent Dell customer survey revealed the usage of multiple platforms: Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server to name a few. • Mix of virtual and physical servers – Forces some DBAs to take on a dual role as virtualization admins. 3 Room for text Global Marketing
  4. 4. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Cloud Computing – The Great Debate According to research reported by Forbes, the worldwide cloud computing market will grow at 36 percent compound annual growth rate through 2016, reaching a market size of $19.5B by 2016. Cloud computing will lead to a major shift in DB infrastructure and require major upgrades. There are 2 types of cloud data base environments: private and public. Based on the decision of the organization, private and public clouds impact internal databases differently and DBAs must monitor the cloud environment. 4 Room for text Global Marketing
  5. 5. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Cloud Computing – Private Clouds -A private cloud is an internally hosted database environment, which provides flexibility in managing hardware resources as shared resource pools. -Databases can be spun up or shut down on demand and resources can be allocated on the fly. -A virtualization platform (or even multiple ones) behind the scenes powers this private cloud infrastructure. 5 Room for text Global Marketing
  6. 6. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Cloud Computing – Public Clouds -A public cloud is a database hosted outside of the company’s network using a third-party provider, i.e. Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. -In public cloud environments, the third party provides the hardware and infrastructure, while the IT customer “leases” the ability to run databases. 6 Room for text Global Marketing
  7. 7. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Explosion of Data Data volumes have been growing and will continue to grow, exponentially. As these volumes grow larger, challenges around performance and administration continue to get more complex. Also, more data sources will pop up and require specialized knowledge and expertise. IT Departments will address data growth in one of two ways: • Add servers and databases. As a result, DBAs will be tasked with monitoring, managing, reporting and maintaining a large number of servers. • Consolidate databases onto shared hardware. Management and maintenance will be easier, but importance of individual servers rises significantly. As a result, DBAs will require a much higher level of visibility. 7 Room for text Global Marketing
  8. 8. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Explosion of Data – DBAs Beware Regardless of a DBAs decision to address the explosion, they must remember to be mindful of SQL Server “sprawl.” DBAs cannot be everywhere to make sure SQL statements are coded properly and that shared SQL Server resources are configured properly. Here are a few things to keep in mind:  Look for tools that can provide valuable insights into action and resolution.  Look for tools that can take you to the root of the performance problem.  Proactive solutions will enable you to work smarter, not harder. 8 Room for text Global Marketing
  9. 9. IT Trends Driving Database Complexity Consumerization of IT If we were to play the blame game, all fingers point to Apple. The consumerization of IT is fueled from products that deliver cool, user-friendly and innovative devices. These devices first emerged in the consumer market and then spread into corporate environments. From here, two additional issues arise: • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Employees expect the flexibility to access and interact with databases, including SQL Server, through their own devices. DBAs must provide secure access via non-company issued devices. • Application Modernization. Today’s apps require greater connectivity to a wide range of services, each of which can affect availability and performance. DBAs will need to monitor the database and end-to-end behavior as apps become more critical. 9 Room for text Global Marketing
  10. 10. How Do These Trends Affect DBAs? Cloud computing, data growth and the consumerization of IT are three of the biggest drives of increased database complexity. Not surprisingly, these trends align with some of the most common pain points DBAs identify: • Inability to be proactive • Lack of visibility • Performance monitoring issues 10 Room for text Global Marketing
  11. 11. How Do These Trends Affect DBAs? Inability to be Proactive Most days, DBAs feel like they just can’t get ahead. They worry about issues arising morning, noon and night – and sometimes, even overnight. Without an easily accessible, real-time view of the environment, DBAs find it extremely difficult to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to diagnosing and addressing both real-time and historical performance issues. 11 Room for text Global Marketing
  12. 12. How Do These Trends Affect DBAs? Lack of Visibility Visibility into database activity is even more critical as the number of transactions grows. More often than not, this number grows because: 1. More users attempting to access a specific database from various devices. 2. More mission-critical apps running on top of databases. 3. More data being generated, stored and accessed from databases. 12 Room for text Global Marketing
  13. 13. How Do These Trends Affect DBAs? Performance Monitoring Issues Although SQL Server and other databases include native monitoring tools to provide some insight into database performance, the viewing process is cumbersome and timeconsuming. As a result, DBAs must use multiple native tools, toggling from one solution to the next, which slows down their efforts to find and address issues. 13 Room for text Global Marketing
  14. 14. So, what’s the answer? Native database monitoring tools provide baseline activity and performance metrics that provide so much raw data it’s difficult for DBAs to interpret, pinpoint and address the issue quickly. With Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise, DBAs can guarantee database performance by: -Providing in-depth physical, cloud and virtual SQL diagnostics -Pinpointing resource shortages and I/O bottlenecks -Releasing in-depth information on SQL Server clusters, replication, database mirroring and logshipping activities 14 Room for text Global Marketing
  15. 15. The Right Tools Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise provides you with unmatched SQL Server monitoring, diagnosis and optimization of your database environments to ensure peak performance around the clock. Don’t believe us? Download a free trial here and see for yourself. And while you’re at it, why not read through the whitepaper, “SQL Server Management Perfected” – you might learn something you didn’t already know! 15 Room for text Global Marketing

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