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Distributed SQL Databases

One of the challenges that SQL Server, and many RDBMSes, face is scaling out. While SQL Server can grow to handle a large workload on one piece of hardware, eventually there reaches a point when a single machine cannot handle … Continue reading

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The RDBMS is Often the Right Tool

I’ve spent most of my career, actually most of my life, working with relational database systems. I tend to agree with this piece on NoSQL systems being the wrong tool for many applications. I do think that’s the case, though to be … Continue reading

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MoSQL

Google is doing more SQL, or at least shifting towards relational SQL databases as a way of storing data. At least, some of their engineers see this as a better way to store data for many problems. Since I’m a … Continue reading

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Defending the RDBMS

A few weeks ago I ran across an essay from Randolph West called, Relational Databases Aren’t the Problem. This was a response to another essay that made a case for relational databases being bad for many businesses. I thought that both pieces … Continue reading

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