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Relational?!? Move On, Geezer!Maybe you're thinking that relational databases management systems (RDBMSs), like Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle, are going the way of punched cards and rotary phones. After all, there's been a lot of hype these days in the IT media about the rise of so-called NoSQL (Not Only SQL) databases. ...
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. I categorize those four disruptors - virtualization, cloud
computing, solid state drives (SSD), and advanced ...
Check out the new white paper “Key Methods for Managing Complex DB Environments” at Quest.com. Heterogeneous database management hassles used to be much less common than today. When I first started at Quest nearly ten years ago, I'd put forward that on 15-20% of my big customers regularly managed more than one major database platform. (That ...
Several attendees at the SQLRally were asking about NoSQL (''Not Only SQL'') and its benefits. This article gives a quick overview: HERE.
Also, two good resources have come out from my friend Guy Harrison. This piece on Cassandra, one of the most popular NoSQL databases, was published a while back in Database Trends and Applications Magazine. I ...
Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
I did a lot of writing in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good job of keeping all of that writing equally distributed throughout all of the channels where I'm active.
So here are a few more posts from my blog, put on-line during the months of November and December 2010, that I didn't get posted here on SQLBlog.com:
1. It's Time to ...
Law tells us that CPU's get a LOT faster over time. Unfortunately
for the database professional, all of the secondary elements of our
databases DO NOT get a lot faster over time. Overall, the main methods
of storing data since the 1960's, magnetic tape and hard disks, have
improved only in the single percentiles year ...
Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter),
I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009.
(From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade
yet. Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with
alarming frequency throughout ...
I was honored to be recently interviewed by the crew at Consortio
Services. You can find my portion of this particular webcast at http://www.cstechcast.com/podcasts/cs-techcast/episode99/ beginning at 17:24. In
the interview, I discuss a number of thoughts and opinions about the
future of cloud computing, where our profession is ...
In the Sequels for SQL series, I point you to sites where you can go
beyond the nose-to-the-grindstone resources that we see every day as
SQL Server professionals. (My favorite resource for pan-SQL Server
pointers is Steve Jone's Database Weekly email newsletter.) These are
the story that comes after and outside (the sequels) of ...