Articles http://sqlmag.com/author/3233/feed en Why Ask Why? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/why-ask-why <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Most technologists spend a great deal of time asking questions, and it occurs to me that becoming more skillful in asking questions is something that can benefit all SQL Server professionals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/why-ask-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/why-ask-why#comments SQL Server Commentary Communication Professional Association for SQL Server Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:50:14 +0000 8644 at http://sqlmag.com Training SQL Server Newbies to Avoid Basic Database Mistakes http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/training-sql-server-newbies-avoid-basic-database-mistakes <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Missing indexes and forgetting to test backups</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server professionals still forget to put indexes on tables and still forget to test their backups. Do other professions do a better job of training newbies so that certain basic mistakes tend to be avoided as each new generation of workers come through the ranks?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/training-sql-server-newbies-avoid-basic-database-mistakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/training-sql-server-newbies-avoid-basic-database-mistakes#comments SQL Server Database Administration Commentary Database Administration SQL Server Thu, 24 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 5583 at http://sqlmag.com Big Data: What Is the True Cost of Your Data? http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/big-data-what-true-cost-your-data <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>Data storage based on business needs</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DBAs and software architects may want to consider whether businesses are storing more data than actual business needs dictate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/big-data-what-true-cost-your-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/storage-management/big-data-what-true-cost-your-data#comments Storage Database Administration Data Management Databases SQL Storage storage Storage management Wed, 25 Apr 2012 13:46:25 +0000 8652 at http://sqlmag.com A Case for Shorter SQL Server Conference Sessions http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/case-shorter-sql-server-conference-sessions <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft SQL Server conference sessions and webinars should arguably be limited to 30 minutes for optimal online viewing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/case-shorter-sql-server-conference-sessions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/case-shorter-sql-server-conference-sessions#comments SQL Server Commentary SQL Server Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:39:22 +0000 9643 at http://sqlmag.com Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance Problems Using Internal vs. External Resources http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/troubleshooting-sql-server-performance-problems-using-internal-vs-external-resources <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server performance problem troubleshooting often isn't anyone's core job. SQL Server Pro expert Brian Moran discusses options for handling performance tuning management in organizations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/troubleshooting-sql-server-performance-problems-using-internal-vs-external-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/troubleshooting-sql-server-performance-problems-using-internal-vs-external-resources#comments SQL Server Computing Data management performance tuning SQL SQL Server Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:00:00 +0000 8461 at http://sqlmag.com Will Apple’s iBooks 2 Revolutionize the SQL Server Book and Training Market? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/will-apple-s-ibooks-2-revolutionize-sql-server-book-and-training-market <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Moran highlights the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event and explores how Apple's iBooks 2 electronic textbook publishing platform will change the way SQL Server professionals read SQL Server books and attend conferences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/will-apple-s-ibooks-2-revolutionize-sql-server-book-and-training-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/will-apple-s-ibooks-2-revolutionize-sql-server-book-and-training-market#comments SQL Server 2012 Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Apple Business Intelligence Professional Career Development Commentary Database Administration Database Administrator Database Developer Database Development Development Fundamental iBooks 2 SQL Server SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event SQL Server books SQL Server conferences SQL Server Denali Training and Certification Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:13:00 +0000 7092 at http://sqlmag.com The SQL Server Community: Giving to Those in Need http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-community-giving-those-need <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The SQL Server community is known for banding together to help those in need, whether they have a SQL Server-related question or a charity they want to support. Here's two acts of giving that have inspired Brian Moran.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-community-giving-those-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-community-giving-those-need#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Database Administration Database Development Development SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server community sqlgiving sqlhelp sqlwater Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:48:24 +0000 6587 at http://sqlmag.com One Happy SQL Server Family http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/one-happy-sql-server-family <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What does SQLFamily mean to you? With Thanksgiving around the corner, Brian Moran discussed what the SQL Server community means to him.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/one-happy-sql-server-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/one-happy-sql-server-family#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Career Development Commentary Database Administrator Database Developer Fundamental PASS Summit SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server community SQL Server Connections SQLFamily Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:00:00 +0000 4726 at http://sqlmag.com Are You Prepared to Find Your Next SQL Server Job? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/are-you-prepared-find-your-next-sql-server-job <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you left or lost your job today, have you set your career up in a way that you can quickly find a new job?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/are-you-prepared-find-your-next-sql-server-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/are-you-prepared-find-your-next-sql-server-job#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Business Intelligence business intelligence analysts Business Intelligence Professional Career Development career development Career Path Commentary Database Administration Database Administrator database administrators Database Developer developers Development Professional Development SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server jobs Training and Certification Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:22:00 +0000 8602 at http://sqlmag.com PASS Summit 2011: Brief Encounters Can Positively Impact Your Career http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-summit-2011-brief-encounters-can-positively-impact-your-career <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian talks about how a brief encounter at PASS Summit 2011 could give you the confidence to know that you have what it takes to be a great database professional.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-summit-2011-brief-encounters-can-positively-impact-your-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/pass-summit-2011-brief-encounters-can-positively-impact-your-career#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Advanced Business Intelligence Professional Career Development Commentary conferences Conferences and Trade Shows Database Administrator Database Developer database professional DBA Developer Fundamental Intermediate PASS Summit 2011 SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 9720 at http://sqlmag.com Software Patents: Encouraging Litigation or Innovation? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/software-patents-encouraging-litigation-or-innovation <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is aggressive use of software patents beginning to have a negative affect on the technology business? Brian Moran thinks so, and here's why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/software-patents-encouraging-litigation-or-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/software-patents-encouraging-litigation-or-innovation#comments Database Development SQL Server Career Development Development Home Technology software patent innovation software patent litigation Software patents SQL Server SQL Server technology Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:40:31 +0000 4488 at http://sqlmag.com What Is the Future of the Paid SQL Server Conference Model? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-future-paid-sql-server-conference-model <div class="field-byline"> Moran, Brian </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian explores how a change in conference models, from paid in-person events such as PASS Summit to free in-person events such as SQLSaturday, could affect SQL Server conference providers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-future-paid-sql-server-conference-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-future-paid-sql-server-conference-model#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Professional Commentary conferences Database Administration Database Administrator Database Developer Database Development Development in-person events PASS Summit SQL Bits SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server Connections SQL Solstice SQLSaturday Thu, 28 Jul 2011 18:06:25 +0000 7389 at http://sqlmag.com Will SSDs Cause Performance Tuning Experts to Go the Way of the Milkman? http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/will-ssds-cause-performance-tuning-experts-go-way-milkman <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses how the proliferation of solid state disks (SSDs) could turn "throwing hardware at a performance problem" from a deadly sin to an easier and cheaper solution than performance tuning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/will-ssds-cause-performance-tuning-experts-go-way-milkman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/will-ssds-cause-performance-tuning-experts-go-way-milkman#comments Database Performance Tuning Storage SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Performance tuning SQL Server Storage Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:58:00 +0000 8049 at http://sqlmag.com Shaping Laws That Affect IT http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/shaping-laws-affect-it <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many laws affect the technology space; you need to educate yourself about legislation that affects your profession.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/shaping-laws-affect-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/shaping-laws-affect-it#comments SQL Server Career Development Commentary Thu, 26 May 2011 15:31:47 +0000 4773 at http://sqlmag.com Database Cloud Computing: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-azure-database/database-cloud-computing-cloudy-chance-meatballs <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Cloud technology is the future of IT, but the future of cloud computing—database in particular—is still a bit cloudy. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-azure-database/database-cloud-computing-cloudy-chance-meatballs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/microsoft-sql-azure-database/database-cloud-computing-cloudy-chance-meatballs#comments Cloud SQL Server Cloud Computing Microsoft SQL Azure Database SQL Azure SQL Server Windows Azure Wed, 27 Apr 2011 17:00:00 +0000 4467 at http://sqlmag.com The $10K Server of the Future http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/10k-server-future <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I was having dinner with a well-known SQL Server MVP a few weeks ago, and we began to opine about the future of performance tuning in the SQL Server space. Specifically, we were talking about what might happen when it’s possible to build a database server with 1TB of solid state disk (SSD) space for less than $10K. One question we discussed boiled down to, “Will we even need performance tuning experts at that point?”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/10k-server-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/10k-server-future#comments Storage SQL Server SQL Server Storage Thu, 24 Mar 2011 15:42:00 +0000 9299 at http://sqlmag.com Improving the SQL Server Training Ecosystem http://sqlmag.com/training-and-certification/improving-sql-server-training-ecosystem <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian offers up a few questions related to career-oriented technical training and improving the Microsoft training ecosystem.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/training-and-certification/improving-sql-server-training-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/training-and-certification/improving-sql-server-training-ecosystem#comments SQL Server Career Development Certification Conferences and Trade Shows Online Training Self-paced instruction SQL Server Training and Certification Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:51:00 +0000 5453 at http://sqlmag.com The SQL Server Professional's Holiday Wish List http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-professionals-holiday-wish-list <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian's letter to Santa contains a wish list from naughty and nice SQL Server pros. Is your wish on the list?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-professionals-holiday-wish-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-professionals-holiday-wish-list#comments Database Backup and Recovery T-SQL Database Development Database Performance Tuning Storage Cloud SQL Server Database Administration Administration Tools Cloud Computing Database Administration Database Administrator Database backup and recovery Database Developer Database Development Development Microsoft SQL Azure Database Performance tuning Replication SQL Server Storage T-SQL Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:26:00 +0000 6691 at http://sqlmag.com RDBMS vs. NoSQL: And the Winner Is . . . http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/rdbms-vs-nosql-and-winner <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some companies have successfully implemented NoSQL on a enterprise scale, but does that mean it works better than relational database management systems (RDBMSs) in all cases?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/rdbms-vs-nosql-and-winner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/rdbms-vs-nosql-and-winner#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Database Administrator Database Developer SQL Server Web Administration Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:00:00 +0000 6409 at http://sqlmag.com Is There a Shortage of SQL Server Experts? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/there-shortage-sql-server-experts <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There's a perception that there's not enough SQL Server experts to support the market. Brian explores whether this perception is actually reality.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/there-shortage-sql-server-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/there-shortage-sql-server-experts#comments SQL Server Career Development SQL Server Training and Certification Thu, 26 Aug 2010 15:40:00 +0000 9118 at http://sqlmag.com Cloud Computing: It's Not Quite Ready, but You Need to Be http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/cloud-computing-its-not-quite-ready-you-need-be <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian explains why you'll eventually have to make cloud computing work for you, whether you like it or not.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/cloud-computing-its-not-quite-ready-you-need-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/cloud-computing-its-not-quite-ready-you-need-be#comments Cloud SQL Server Cloud Business Issues Cloud Computing SQL Server Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:42:00 +0000 4387 at http://sqlmag.com How the New Database Security Law Affects You http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-new-database-security-law-affects-you <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several months ago, Massachusetts passed a sweeping new data security law that will have a profound impact on the way the United States, and perhaps the rest of the world, manages and develops data-centric applications. Oddly, most people in the business and technical communities don’t seem to know about it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-new-database-security-law-affects-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-new-database-security-law-affects-you#comments Database Security SQL Server Database Administration Administration Tools Database Administration Database security SQL Server Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:58:00 +0000 4682 at http://sqlmag.com Could Unstructured Data Management Technology Replace the Relational Database Someday? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/could-unstructured-data-management-technology-replace-relational-database-someday <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses whether unstructured data management technology, such as Evernote, could ever replace the relational database.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/could-unstructured-data-management-technology-replace-relational-database-someday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/could-unstructured-data-management-technology-replace-relational-database-someday#comments SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration SQL Server Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:29:00 +0000 8446 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft's Mark Souza Lists His Favorite SQL Server 2008 R2 Features http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/microsofts-mark-souza-lists-his-favorite-sql-server-2008-r2-features <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mark Souza, Microsoft’s Partner Director of the Business Platform Division Customer Experience Team, talks about the 3 SQL Server 2008 R2 features that he thinks are most important.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/microsofts-mark-souza-lists-his-favorite-sql-server-2008-r2-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server-2008/microsofts-mark-souza-lists-his-favorite-sql-server-2008-r2-features#comments SQL Server 2008 SQL Server Business Intelligence Business Intelligence SQL Server Thu, 25 Feb 2010 04:00:00 +0000 4615 at http://sqlmag.com Facebook’s New Settings Raise Data Privacy Questions http://sqlmag.com/database-security/facebook-s-new-settings-raise-data-privacy-questions <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses how Facebook's new privacy settings open up opportunities for marketers and criminals to use people's Facebook information to target them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-security/facebook-s-new-settings-raise-data-privacy-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-security/facebook-s-new-settings-raise-data-privacy-questions#comments Database Security SQL Server Security SQL Server Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 8512 at http://sqlmag.com Thanks for Dreaming, Dr. Gray http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/thanks-dreaming-dr-gray <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In an open letter to Santa, Brian thanks Dr. Jim Gray for dreaming of a day when a terabyte-sized server could be built for less than $10,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/thanks-dreaming-dr-gray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/thanks-dreaming-dr-gray#comments SQL Server SQL Server Wed, 23 Dec 2009 05:00:00 +0000 8535 at http://sqlmag.com Kevin Kline Unplugged http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/kevin-kline-unplugged <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Moran talks candidly with Kevin Kline about his ten years of service with PASS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/kevin-kline-unplugged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/kevin-kline-unplugged#comments SQL Server SQL Server Tue, 24 Nov 2009 05:00:00 +0000 9897 at http://sqlmag.com Are You a SAN Fan? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/are-you-san-fan <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses how to effectively address IO needs within your database environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/are-you-san-fan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/are-you-san-fan#comments Storage SQL Server SAN SQL Server Storage Storage Type Thu, 22 Oct 2009 04:00:00 +0000 7604 at http://sqlmag.com Will Future Generations Take Virtualization for Granted? http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/will-future-generations-take-virtualization-granted <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian explores how virtualization is becoming the norm, rather than the exception, and how it will affect future generations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/will-future-generations-take-virtualization-granted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/will-future-generations-take-virtualization-granted#comments Database Virtualization Storage SQL Server Database Administration Data Management SQL Server Storage Virtualization Thu, 24 Sep 2009 04:00:00 +0000 9872 at http://sqlmag.com Attend SQL Server Training Events from Your Desk http://sqlmag.com/training-and-certification/attend-sql-server-training-events-your-desk <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virtual training events are changing the SQL Server training landscape as they become more popular and more organizations cut their training budgets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/training-and-certification/attend-sql-server-training-events-your-desk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/training-and-certification/attend-sql-server-training-events-your-desk#comments SQL Server Career Development SQL Server Training and Certification Thu, 27 Aug 2009 04:00:00 +0000 7488 at http://sqlmag.com Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2’s Key Features http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/understanding-sql-server-2008-r2-s-key-features <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A look at SQL Server 2008's enhancements, and Brian's thoughts about TechEd going from a 2-week event to a 1-week event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/understanding-sql-server-2008-r2-s-key-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/understanding-sql-server-2008-r2-s-key-features#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Data Management SQL Server Storage Thu, 28 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 8546 at http://sqlmag.com What Could the Oracle-Sun Deal Mean for the Database Market? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-could-oracle-sun-deal-mean-database-market <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian dicusses factors that will determine how Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems affects the software and database markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-could-oracle-sun-deal-mean-database-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/what-could-oracle-sun-deal-mean-database-market#comments SQL Server Oracle SQL Server Thu, 23 Apr 2009 04:00:00 +0000 7786 at http://sqlmag.com Understanding the Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Architectures http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/understanding-fast-track-data-warehouse-reference-architectures <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian provides information about Microsoft's SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse and points you to resources that you can use to learn more about this product's reference architecture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/understanding-fast-track-data-warehouse-reference-architectures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/understanding-fast-track-data-warehouse-reference-architectures#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Business Intelligence Business Intelligence Data Management SQL Server Storage Wed, 25 Mar 2009 04:00:00 +0000 5039 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2008 System Views Map Availability and More http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2008-system-views-map-availability-and-more <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="field-deck"> <p>A look at where you can get the System Views Map, the January SQL Server 2008 BOL update, and job openings on Microsoft's Madison team</p> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses where you can download or buy the SQL Server 2008 System Views Map, the SQL Server 2008 Books Online January update, and developer job openings on Microsoft's Madison team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2008-system-views-map-availability-and-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2008-system-views-map-availability-and-more#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 26 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000 9654 at http://sqlmag.com Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Quality Databases http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/life-liberty-and-pursuit-quality-databases <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the upcoming election in mind, Brian examines the state of the databases containing voter registration information.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/life-liberty-and-pursuit-quality-databases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/life-liberty-and-pursuit-quality-databases#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Data Management Database Administration SQL Server Storage Thu, 23 Oct 2008 04:00:00 +0000 5570 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Still the Only Database Vendor Posting TPC-E Scores http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/microsoft-still-only-database-vendor-posting-tpc-e-scores <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian explores some of the reasons why Oracle and IBM aren't posting TPC-E scores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/microsoft-still-only-database-vendor-posting-tpc-e-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-performance-tuning/microsoft-still-only-database-vendor-posting-tpc-e-scores#comments Database Performance Tuning SQL Server Benchmarks Network Administration Networking SQL Server Thu, 25 Sep 2008 04:00:00 +0000 8694 at http://sqlmag.com Cloud Computing: How Will It Affect Corporate IT? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/cloud-computing-how-will-it-affect-corporate-it <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian examines how cloud computing could affect IT pros and DBAs in the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/cloud-computing-how-will-it-affect-corporate-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/cloud-computing-how-will-it-affect-corporate-it#comments SQL Server SQL Server Wed, 23 Jul 2008 04:00:00 +0000 8696 at http://sqlmag.com TechEd 2008: Double the Pleasure or Double the Hassle? http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/teched-2008-double-pleasure-or-double-hassle <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, Brian Moran talks about TechEd 2008, and what SQL Server-focused attendees thought of TechEd being split into two separate weeks.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/teched-2008-double-pleasure-or-double-hassle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-administration/teched-2008-double-pleasure-or-double-hassle#comments Database Development SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Development SQL Server Thu, 26 Jun 2008 04:00:00 +0000 6761 at http://sqlmag.com The WorldWide Telescope: Cloud Computing for the Heavens http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/worldwide-telescope-cloud-computing-heavens <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, Brian takes a look at the recently released WorldWide Telescope, which uses cloud computing technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/worldwide-telescope-cloud-computing-heavens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/worldwide-telescope-cloud-computing-heavens#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 22 May 2008 04:00:00 +0000 9130 at http://sqlmag.com How Sun's Acquisition of MySQL Will Affect SQL Server http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-suns-acquisition-mysql-will-affect-sql-server <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most of you know that Sun Microsystems bought MySQL in January for the tidy sum of $1,000,000,000. Since then, there has been plenty of punditry arguing that the MySQL acquisition was either brilliant or asinine. I was looking for an interesting take on the story as I was contemplating my opinion about the acquisition. It occurred to me that Sun’s acquisition of MySQL has some interesting similarities to the Democratic primary season currently under way in the United States. Honest, trust me! Hurray; a timely link allowing me to address a story I meant to cover a few months ago.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-suns-acquisition-mysql-will-affect-sql-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/how-suns-acquisition-mysql-will-affect-sql-server#comments SQL Server SQL Server Wed, 23 Apr 2008 04:00:00 +0000 9631 at http://sqlmag.com SQLServerBeta.com Provides DBAs with a Free SQL Server 2008 Instance http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sqlserverbetacom-provides-dbas-free-sql-server-2008-instance <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MaximumASP, Dell, and PASS now have a joint offering called SQLServerBeta.com, which provides SQL Server users with a free SQL Server 2008 instance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sqlserverbetacom-provides-dbas-free-sql-server-2008-instance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sqlserverbetacom-provides-dbas-free-sql-server-2008-instance#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 27 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 9675 at http://sqlmag.com Boost Your Career to a New Level http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/boost-your-career-new-level <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian encourages readers to submit abstracts to speak at the 2008 PASS Community Summit in November.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/boost-your-career-new-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/boost-your-career-new-level#comments SQL Server SQL Server Wed, 12 Mar 2008 04:00:00 +0000 4392 at http://sqlmag.com A Recap of the "Get Ready for SQL Server 2008" Virtual Event http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/recap-get-ready-sql-server-2008-virtual-event <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, Brian discusses SQL Server Magazine's "Get Ready for SQL Server 2008" virtual conference that was held in January.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/recap-get-ready-sql-server-2008-virtual-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/recap-get-ready-sql-server-2008-virtual-event#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 28 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 8869 at http://sqlmag.com A Look at SQL Server 2008 CTP6 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-2008-ctp6 <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">SQL Server 2008 CTP6 is now available, so Brian takes a look at some of the functionality that can be found in this CTP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-2008-ctp6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/look-sql-server-2008-ctp6#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 7712 at http://sqlmag.com Will the Home Storage Market Influence the Enterprise Storage Market? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/will-home-storage-market-influence-enterprise-storage-market <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses whether the rising demand for home NAS/SAN solutions will drive innovation and drop prices in the enterprise storage market. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/will-home-storage-market-influence-enterprise-storage-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/will-home-storage-market-influence-enterprise-storage-market#comments Storage SQL Server SAN SQL Server Storage Storage Type Thu, 14 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 4820 at http://sqlmag.com Should You Become a PerformancePoint Server Expert? http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/should-you-become-performancepoint-server-expert <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, Brian discusses what it means to be an expert in a field and whether it's a good career move to become a PerformancePoint Server expert.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/should-you-become-performancepoint-server-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/should-you-become-performancepoint-server-expert#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 07 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000 4701 at http://sqlmag.com Microsoft Pushes SQL Server 2008 RTM Back to Third Quarter 2008 http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-pushes-sql-server-2008-rtm-back-third-quarter-2008 <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft recently announced that it was pushing the SQL Server RTM back to third quarter 2008. Find out what Brian thinks this means for the SQL Server community.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-pushes-sql-server-2008-rtm-back-third-quarter-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/microsoft-pushes-sql-server-2008-rtm-back-third-quarter-2008#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 31 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 7514 at http://sqlmag.com Will 2008 Be Virtualization's Breakthrough Year? http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/will-2008-be-virtualizations-breakthrough-year <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This week, Brian discusses the theoretical benefits of virtualization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/will-2008-be-virtualizations-breakthrough-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-virtualization/will-2008-be-virtualizations-breakthrough-year#comments Database Virtualization Storage SQL Server Database Administration Data Management SQL Server Storage Virtualization Virtualization Thu, 24 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 5895 at http://sqlmag.com Separate but Equal: Microsoft to Segregate Developers and IT Pros at TechEd 2008 http://sqlmag.com/database-development/separate-equal-microsoft-segregate-developers-and-it-pros-teched-2008 <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">TechEd 2008 is no longer going to be a single event, but rather two separate conferences spanning two weeks. Find out how this change will affect you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/database-development/separate-equal-microsoft-segregate-developers-and-it-pros-teched-2008" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/database-development/separate-equal-microsoft-segregate-developers-and-it-pros-teched-2008#comments Database Development SQL Server Development SQL Server Thu, 17 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 5551 at http://sqlmag.com The SQL Server 2008 Launch Events http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2008-launch-events <div class="field-byline"> Brian Moran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian discusses why you don't want to miss the planned SQL Server 2008 launch events.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2008-launch-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/sql-server/sql-server-2008-launch-events#comments SQL Server SQL Server Thu, 10 Jan 2008 05:00:00 +0000 5954 at http://sqlmag.com