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  • Declarative ETL

    T-SQL is a declarative programming language. This means that a T-SQL developer defines what (s)he wants the query to do, not how to do it. The secret sauce that turns the “what” into the “how” is a piece of software called the query optimiser and there are tomes dedicated to how one can make the query optimiser dance to their will. Generally the ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on August 16, 2013
  • M lives!

    In 2007 Microsoft announced a program of work under the codename Oslo which was intended to be a modelling technology and if you believed the hype this was going to be a very big initiative within Microsoft. By September 2010 Oslo was effectively dead (read blog post Update on SQL Server Modeling CTP (Repository/Modeling Services, ...
    Posted to Jamie Thomson (Weblog) by jamiet on March 12, 2013
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