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SQL CAT New Whitepaper: Data Compression: Strategy, Capacity Planning and Best Practices by Sanjay Mishra, et al.
Data Compression: Strategy, Capacity Planning and Best Practices Hot off the presses, the SQL CAT team has just published a new whitepaper for which I had the opportunity to provide a technical review. The author is SQL CAT best practices maven Sanjay Mishra. Contributors include SQL CAT member Sunil...
29 May 2009
New Article on SQL CAT: Initializing a Transactional Replication Subscriber from an Array-Based Snapshot by Benjamin Wright-Jones
Preamble I had the opportunity to perform a tech review of a very cool article by Benjamin Wright-Jones : Initializing a Transactional Replication Subscriber from an Array-Based Snapshot The array of geekly luminaries who contributed include SQL CAT members Prem Mehra & Mike Ruthruff as...
15 May 2009
Architecture Journal: Green IT in Practice: SQL Server Consolidation in Microsoft IT
I'm a lucky guy. Besides the fact that I'm healthy, alive, & living on the planet earth "in interesting times" as the fortune cookie says, I had the opportunity to contribute to an article which appeared in the Green IT issue of The Architecture Journal: Green IT in Practice: SQL Server Consolidation...
10 Mar 2009
Disk I/O: Microsoft SQL Server on SAN Best Practices from SQL CAT's Mike Ruthruff (& Prem Mehra)
While at the PASS Community Summit in November 2008, I had the pleasure of attending a handful of excellent presentations. One of the best was delivered by Mike Ruthruff (& not just because he shilled for my presentation on disk partition alignment later that day—though I suspect he contributed...
1 Mar 2009
SQL Server Schema Best Practices from the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQL CAT)
An authoritative reference on schema usage in SQL Server 2005 is now available. Along with my buddy Joe Sack , it's been my privilege in the last few months to serve as Technical Reviewer on white papers for the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQL CAT). The latest-&-greatest has been released...
10 Dec 2008
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