Tag Archives: SQLServer

Why Use R Services?

I ran across a blog post from the very talented Joe Sack recenty, who I hope makes a few more minutes for me the next time we’re in the same town together😉. The post is a look at some of … Continue reading

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#2 Skill – Performing a Restore

This series of blog posts are related to my presentation, The Top Ten Skills You Need, which is scheduled for a few deliveries in 2011. You Will Restore a Database At some point you’ll need to restore a database. It … Continue reading

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64 Bit

Today we have a reprint of an editorial from Nov 25, 2005 as Steve is on vacation. No news yet on SQL Server, but apparently the next version of Exchange will not have 32-bit support. The reason appears to be … Continue reading

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Shrinking Databases

Every time you shrink a database, an angel gets its wings torn off. Or Paul Randal feels a disturbance in The Force. In other words, don’t do it. But people continually do shrink databases. Despite the constant advice and guidance … Continue reading

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Certified Private Clouds

Cloud computing is becoming more and more popular, or at least, more and more talked about in the tech press. Like many of you, I am not sure that I want to run my database servers from the cloud, but … Continue reading

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Speed

We are always improving our computer hardware. It used to be that our CPUs increased their clock speed regularly. Then we started to add additional cores. Along with large increases of memory and disk technology, there has been this quest … Continue reading

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The Need for New Technology

Do we need specialized technology for the large scale analysis of data? I read a report (registration required) that talks about the need for specialized technologies to handle the needs and requirements of complex data analysis. As often is the … Continue reading

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Help with Performance

One of the things that so many people working with SQL Server struggle to do is identify what is happening on their servers. Despite all the DMVs, DMFs, and other tools available, I regularly see questions posted about the trouble … Continue reading

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Security by Obscurity

This is an editorial reprint from Aug 23, 2005 I wrote awhile back about security through chaos, and that piece provoked some interesting responses. While I’m not sure I’d recommend it for every company, in some places it makes sense. … Continue reading

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Little Devices

It seems that I get more and more done with my smartphone all the time. I find myself responding to lots of emails, having text or Twitter conversations, taking pictures, reading, even making notes on my iPhone. I can’t imagine … Continue reading

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