Monthly Archives: July 2011

Time for a ROWID?

One of the things I’ve been doing lately is looking forward to future versions of SQL Server. Not SQL 11/Denali, which has CTP 3 out now, but more towards the future. SQL 12 and beyond, and wondering how the platform can advance … Continue reading

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NewSQL Can Save the World

Michael Stonebraker, a database pioneer and researcher, recently said that Facebook’s implementation of MySQL was “a fate worse than death,” and they ought to rewrite their entire infrastructure. I think that analogy is a bit extreme. That statement also shows me … Continue reading

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Leave Developers Alone

A computer deals with interrupts all the time. They are the mechanism by which it can simulate multi-tasking among many different programs in a modern operating system. However those interruptions have a price, and too many of them can affect … Continue reading

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Patches for SQL 10 and Techniques for SQL 11

A little over a week ago saw a number of patches released for SQL Server, including the much awaited Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2. While I wouldn’t caution people to wait for SP1 any longer when a SQL … Continue reading

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