SQL Server TDE with SAP Applications – Part #1 Enabling TDE

Introduction An organization can take several precautions to help secure a database, such as designing a secure system, encrypting confidential assets, and building a firewall around the database servers. However, in a scenario where the physical media (such as disk drives or backup tapes) are stolen, a malicious party can simply restore or attach the…

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Cheap vs. Cost-Effective: The Underestimated Role of the DBA

Several weeks ago one of our joint customers with SAP complained about the capabilities of SQL Server and announced to migrate his SAP landscape to a competitive database platform if Microsoft wouldn’t fix “the problem”. The key issues, for which the database was blamed: Unacceptable performance, frequent downtime of the SAP application causing significant friction…