Richard Douglas

Richard (@SQLRich) is a Principal Solutions Engineer at SentryOne, specializing in our SQL Server portfolio offering in EMEA. He has worked with SQL Server since version 7.0 in various developer and DBA roles and holds a number of Microsoft certifications. Richard is a keen member of the SQL Server community; previously he ran a PASS Chapter in the UK and served on the organizing committee for SQLRelay.

Articles by Richard Douglas

Richard Douglas shares 10 steps will help ensure that your business-critical applications are as fast as possible while being on time and within budget.
September 18, 2020 | Richard Douglas | Database Performance 0
Richard Douglas describes the challenges that companies can face if they don't have a data professional managing their SQL Server environment.
Richard Douglas discusses features and benefits that aren’t always immediately considered when shopping for a database performance monitoring solution.
Richard Douglas talks about using remediation to be more proactive by letting SQL Sentry fix those well known issues for you automatically.
December 30, 2019 | Richard Douglas | Alerting, PowerShell 0
Richard Douglas covers the essential steps of Business Continuity Planning to create a full Disaster Recovery Plan for your databases and applications.
Spending too much time determining who and what is at fault for poor database performance? Richard Douglas shares how SentryOne can help you to end the blame game.
Utilizing global baselines provides a fantastic way of ensuring optimal performance when migrating data from on-premises to the cloud. Learn more about how global baselines can help your business be more proactive.
Richard Douglas continues his "Million Little Things" blog series by discussing the benefits of the Last Value feature in SentryOne Advisory Conditions.
Richard Douglas delivers a new blog series designed to help users and evaluators gain greater productivity through the SentryOne data performance management products.
Richard Douglas provides tips and tricks and talks about all the steps you should take to successfully evaluate monitoring software.
September 13, 2016 | Richard Douglas | Evaluating, Monitoring 0
Richard Douglas Shares 10 Critical Signs You Need SQL Server Monitoring. Read on to see if these resonate with you!
July 11, 2016 | Richard Douglas | Evaluating, Monitoring 0
Richard Douglas shamelessly plugs a community eBook project he and Kevin Kline were involved in to help jumpstart DBAs in their new career.
June 29, 2016 | Richard Douglas | SQLFamily 0
Richard Douglas provides his thoughts on the Build vs Buy debate as a DBA monitoring critical Microsoft SQL Server estates.
June 22, 2016 | Richard Douglas | SQL Sentry, Monitoring 1
Richard Douglas shows how to extend SQL Sentry alerting, using Microsoft Office to verbally warn you about threats to your SQL Server environment.
Richard Douglas takes a tongue in cheek look at how you could extend Performance Advisor with the Internet of Things to create a real Red Alert scenario.
May 11, 2016 | Richard Douglas | Alerting, Automation 0

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