Bob Duffy's Blobby Blog

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February, 2010

Blog - About

About SQL Server, BI and Database Stuff

I've been around custom application development in Ireland for about 15 years. Currently I am focusing on helping enterprise customers with SQL Server, BI and dot.net technologies.

I live with my wife and four children (yes four all under 8!), in Sandyford my main hobbies are playing with SQL Server, wrestling with kiddies, playing and watching UFC, board games, strategy games. 

Hopefully I'll be posting articles that people might find interesting ;-)

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    How good is Data Compression in SQL 2008

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    Data compression in SQL 2008 is best for data warehouses, where they tend to be very IO constrained and can take a wee hit on CPU and latency. So how much space will you save with data compression? Well I just took a sample table from our SCOM data warehouse...
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    IW 2010 Demo Hyper-V Image Released

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    For those of you like me running Hyper-V, there is a VPC with the some of the 2010 “IW” stack loaded: - Domain Controller - MOSS 2010 - office 2010 - SQL 2008 - fast Search - Project server - Communicator I’m going to see how easy it is to put PowerPivot...
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    SQL Server and Kerberos

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    One side effect of following the best practices and running SQL Server under a Domain User account is that “Kerberos” authentication may not work due to the fact that the SPN cannot be registered. To step back a bit – what’s an SPN? This is a mapping...
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