SQL Server has supported VLDBs (very large databases) for some time now. Back in the SQL Server 2000 days, I recall hearing multi-terabyte databases were unusual but doable. Now, they are commonplace, while databases in the hundreds of terabytes inhabit the part of the map that says “there be dragons.” While VLDBs are quite common [...]
I enjoy working at Quest Software partly because we do a lot to give back to the community. Here’s one example, a free poster describing all of the SQL Server 2005 and 2008 dynamic management views. Get it here. It’s the perfect compliment to the free system map poster available from Microsoft here.
Within a year or two of our first client-server application, we went from one to three staffers working full-time…
In July, Microsoft announced its new advanced training and certification program known as the Master’s Certification. (Read more about it at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/master/default.mspx). I’m really excited about this new certification because it fully lives up to the standard of “the appropriate certification for the appropriate audience.” For one thing, if you’ve ever gone to a martial [...]