If you haven’t heard the term “SQL Server sprawl” before, you will soon enough. The term refers to the large numbers of uncoordinated SQL Server installations in an enterprise. Some of these installations are due to SQL Server being included with many Microsoft products (such as Office and Visual Studio), but also because it was brought in “through the back door” of IT as departments started using it for small applications they needed. Over time, this resulted in many enterprises finding themselves with tens and even hundreds of separate SQL Server machines running one or two applications, with central IT database administrator (DBA) teams frequently quite unaware of them.


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