In this portion of the series on database benchmarking, I want to tell you about one of my favorite aspects of the TPC benchmarks – CHEATING.
Today, I would like to give you a primer on how to read the benchmark reports that are published by the major database and hardware vendors.
Introduction to TPC Database Benchmarks Let’s talk about database application benchmarking. This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a journeyman-level DBA and a true master of the trade. In this article published in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine, I’ll give you a [...]
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Do you use Express Edition? Then you might not know that the published memory limits are not set in stone.
Get the details on Kevin’s keynote address at the SQLintersection conference in Las Vegas in early April.
Ever wonder if a specific version of SQL Server or another application is supported by a specific virtualization platform? Here’s your answer…
2012 was, simply stated, a year that kicked my butt. When I wasn’t struggling professionally, I was struggling personally. Health issues, culminating in a diagnosis of Type II diabetes, and the passing of my father soon after Thanksgiving marked my biggest struggles. I apologize to those of you who are normally on my Christmas card [...]
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