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January, 2012

  • Conor vs. SQL

    Conor vs. SQL Azure/SQL Server 2012

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    I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but I am going to try to blog a bit more.  It’s hard to describe working at Microsoft, especially as one gets more senior.  There are lots of really smart people.  There’s an ability to work on problems...
  • Conor vs. SQL

    Conor vs. Distributed Query Provider Hints

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    (I promised I’d write more ) Today I will talk a bit about Distributed Query (DQ), a feature that lets you query across databases/servers.  I’ve previously posted an academic paper we wrote on the subject some time back ( http://citeseerx.ist.psu...
  • Conor vs. SQL

    Conor vs. SQL Azure Resource Usage

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    For those of you watching SQL Azure, you probably have noticed that it releases more frequently than regular SQL Server.  There was a release in late November/early December (it is complicated since the installation of the new software is done largely...
  • Conor vs. SQL

    Conor vs. ColumnStore Index Stats

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      I haven’t posted much on the new SQL Server 2012 features yet, but I’m going to start doing so soon.  I’ll also be speaking about them at upcoming conferences.  We have an exciting new index type in SQL Server 2012 that is column-oriented...
  • Conor vs. SQL

    Conor vs. SqlBits Spring 2012

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    For those interested, I will be speaking at the SqlBits conference in London, UK at the end of March.  I’ll be giving the Saturday keynote (on the new Batch processing engine in SQL 2012 used with Column Store indexes) and 2 other talks (one on Data...
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