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.
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 [...]
In last month’s column, “2012 Might Really Be the End of the World as We Know It,” I described a number of major developments in the IT industry that are likely to disrupt the life of database professionals everywhere
It’s always interesting to see the guestimations of the big brains about figures and facts that are hard to verify. Here’s an example – how much data is computerized today?
Compliance is one of the most interesting elements of any data management plan – it’s a microcosm of evolution in action. When many of the laws that impacted data retention were first enacted, business wasn’t collecting a lot of information. Now, data collection happens everywhere. And, as citizens have come to realize that more and [...]
If managing your corporate data for the long term isn’t currently on your mind, it should be!
In a nutshell, NoSQL databases (also called post-relational databases) are a variety of loosely grouped means of storing data without requiring the SQL language.
…IT leaders see signs of improving prospects. What does that bode for SQL Server in 2010?