SQL Server Configuration — Survey results.

Recently, we in the Foundry Team at Redgate have been looking into how data professionals manage the complexities of their wider data estates. One aspect of this is configuring, deploying and monitoring drift across their numerous servers.

I recently wrote a deep dive into our qualitative research findings that you can read here.

However, alongside our qualitative research, we also conducted a survey, with 95 SQL Server focused professionals in conjunction with the user interviews to further help us develop our understanding of how people within larger organisations approach configuring and deploying their servers.

To try and outline this in an engaging format, I’ve summarised some key points in the infographic below:

Hopefully this will help you understand and identify where you and your business are placed amongst your peers with regards to this important process.

As the infographic mentions at the bottom, developing and deepening our understanding is an ongoing process. Therefore, if you have any thoughts, experiences, or challenges regarding configuration, or especially the wider scope of the complexity of managing your entire environments we’d really love to hear from you and arrange a research conversation to hear about them.

Please drop us a line at foundry-research@red-gate.com and we can arrange a time to have a discussion. Our mission is to continually try and help DBA’s and other data professionals become the best they can be, and to do that, collaboration with our customers is key.