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Benefits of a Microsoft SAM Baseline Review for SQL Server

By |2021-06-08T21:15:59+10:00October, 2020|Tags: , , |

There are four types of Microsoft Software License Assessments, three are initiated by Microsoft at their cost and can result in an un-budgeted licensing true-up cost to the customer. The fourth is where at a minimal cost the customer takes the initiative and conducts a MSFT Baseline SAM review, taking control of the business and legal risks related to improper software deployment based on accurate and detailed inventory and [...]

Options for supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2

By |2021-06-08T20:58:19+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , |

Extended Support ended for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on the 9th July 2019 and 14th January 2020 for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. End of support means the end of security updates. This scenario can cause security or compliance issues and put business applications at risk. Many organisations still have applications running on these versions which now presents them with a security risk that needs [...]

YugaByte – a new world of SQL distributed databases

By |2021-06-15T17:23:46+10:00June, 2019|Tags: , |

At Pebble we are always on the lookout for something that is exciting and will meet demanding customer requirements. For the past couple of months we have been working on something that we think is worth sharing. Pebble IT started in Australia concentrating on the Oracle database. For the past ten years we have also included Microsoft’s SQL Server into the mix. Along the way we have encountered [...]

9 Alternatives to Oracle Standard Edition

By |2021-06-07T13:03:34+10:00March, 2018|Tags: , , , |

There have been 3 editions of Oracle's "Standard Edition" released. These are "Standard Edition" (SE), "Standard Edition One" (SE1) and "Standard Edition 2" (SE2). Each edition has its own licensing conditions. It is Oracle's desire to have clients move to a newer set of licensing conditions that results in a new "edition" being born much to the angst of clients. By ending support of particular editions, clients are being forced to [...]

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