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  • SQL Azure Use Case: Shared Storage Application

    This is one in a series of posts on when and where to use a distributed architecture design in your organization's computing needs. You can find the main post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-and-sql-azure-use-cases.aspx Description: On-premise data will be a part of computing for quite some time – ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on April 26, 2011
  • Dealing with Data: Defining the Components to Tune

    I've been reading a fascinating article about the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC facility. It's a scientific research facility that houses a particle collider, which generates an incredible amount of data. Their original plan was to stream the data to tape, then sending the data to ''islands'' closer to the users, offloading the network as quickly ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on September 2, 2010
  • Permanent storage – a myth or a requirement?

    I'm looking over some data retention strategy documents for a company, I noticed that they want to keep some data ''forever''. Now, beyond the quibble of determining how to store something for eternity, how permanent can data really be? There are atomic (n, not ACID, atomic) ways of storing binary representations, but will the interpretation of ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on August 5, 2010
  • There is No Perfect Information

    I read a very interesting (and lengthy) article yesterday from Reuter’s (you can find the whole thing here) in which the author goes into some detail about people in the government that are self-described “data dogs”. I find it an interesting study in general, since I also value data as well – but the article finally seems to land on a topic that ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on July 7, 2010
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