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What is meant by horizontal and vertical database scalability?

Posted by Andreas Hope on Feb 8, 2023 9:55:00 AM

The total amount of data in the universe is growing by 40% a year, and we want to store and access it. A lot of it ends up in our databases. We need to scale our database instances to cater to both the growth in data volumes and the increased traffic and workload.

This strains our database engines as we push ever-increasing demands on indexes, searches, references, updates, reliability and availability.

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Topics: scalability, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring

Database monitoring in complex networks

Posted by Andreas Hope on Apr 11, 2019 2:11:00 PM

Monitoring databases in large,  distributed or hybrid environments

Monitoring database or SQL servers can in itself be a complex task - as we discuss in SQL Monitoring - 5 steps to full control. But what if you have a really complex environment, with multiple locations, restricted networks behind firewalls, high number of servers or a hybrid solution with some on-premise and some in a cloud? What are the issues, and how can you resolve them?

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Topics: scalability, sqlmonitor, sqlserver, sqlmonitoring