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Monday, January 5, 2015
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It is the time of year for new year resolutions, so I’m asking you, dear reader, to make one this year and if you take the challenge I will pledge my support. I have visited many organisations during 2014 who are running production work loads on SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server 2003. While on… Read more »

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
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In-memory ColumnStore Indexes in SQL Server 2014 can be a performance game changer for workloads involving large datasets.  They can also significantly affect the amount of server resource needed to provide good query performance – but not always in the ways you’d expect. A familiar database server performance issue It’s common to see a transactional… Read more »

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Ever since cloud services appeared, we’ve heard about their different types: Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service etc.  While those terms help us understand a service’s capabilities – and traditional target audience – I wonder whether those terms have now been overtaken by the pace of innovation and risk causing us to overlook… Read more »


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