How to Deal with an Inherited SQL Server

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Are you a database administrator who just started a new job? Have you just taken administrator responsibilities for a new business unit’s databases? Having a plan for the first week of your new job as a database administrator, whether you are a highly experienced DBA or not, is a critical task. Asking the right questions, […]

Why Use SQL Defrag Manager?


For automatic analysis, continuous improvement, and more. Check out this infographic for a full answer on why you should use SQL Defrag Manager.

Idera Launches Three New SQL Product Suites

Idera, a leading provider of application and server management solutions, today announced the introduction of three new SQL product suites customized and packaged to meet specific job functions of database administrators (DBAs) – including performance, compliance, security and maintenance – at a more affordable price. In addition to the new product suites, Idera also renamed […]

AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Idera, ALWAYS!


I’m sure by now you have seen a lot of articles on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and have some ideas on what they are capable of and how to set them up. This blog briefly discusses some of the Idera tools that can help you on operations and monitoring of your AlwaysOn Availability Groups. As you may already […]

New SQL Suites Now Available

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We’re excited to announce a set of three exciting new bundles in addition to the existing popular SQL Management Suite (formerly SQL Suite). These suites combine top Idera products and are designed to help DBAs tackle complementary tasks more effectively as part of their daily job maintaining SQL Servers. SQL Management Suite is the same […]

Why Use SQL Secure?


Using SQL Secure will allow you to take full control of your SQL permissions and help identify existing vulnerabilities. We invite you to take a look at the infographic below to learn more about how SQL Secure can make your life easier and safer. You can try it free for 14 days if you’re ready […]

SQLBits 2015


Headed to SQLBits in London? We are too! Join the Idera team for four days of training seminars and deep dive technical sessions. Over 4,000+ attendees will be at this super hero themed event. Some highlights on the agenda include: Thursday, March 5 Free Pub Quiz! Teams of 8 will gather and try to win […]

Now Available – SQL Diagnostic Manager 9.0 featuring the New Web Dashboard and Advanced Query Plan Diagnostics


The role of the DBA can sometimes be a thankless endeavor. When everything is running as it should, most of the organization doesn’t notice the hard work you do. However, have something go wrong and everybody comes out of the woodwork calling your name and offering his or her view of the situation. In a […]

Review SQL Diagnostic Manager, Win an iPad Mini 3!

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Looking for a SQL Server monitoring solution? SQL Diagnostic Manager is here to help. Try SQL Diagnostic Manager for free and give us your feedback for a chance to win an iPad Mini 3! Some features of SQL Diagnostic Manager include: • Query monitoring to see the causes of blocks and deadlocks • History browsing […]

Infographic: Accidental DBA Survey Results


The Idera Team recently conducted an “Accidental DBA” survey to gain insights into why so many database administrators began their career with no formal training. Take a look at the Infographic below to better understand DBA’s evolving role and to see industry trends for 2015.