Brian Moran

Brian
Moran

Brian Moran is chief servant officer and co-owner of both Linchpin People and SQL People. He is a contributing editor for SQL Server Pro and has been involved in the SQL Server community for more than 20 years. Brian co-founded what might be the first SQL Server user group in the world, was one of the first SQL Server MVPs in the world, and was on the SQL Server Magazine launch team. Brian's roles in the SQL Server community include technologist, author, community leader, entrepreneur, and executive.

Articles
Understanding SQL Server 2008 R2’s Key Features
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.
What Could the Oracle-Sun Deal Mean for the Database Market? 1
Brian dicusses factors that will determine how Oracle's purchase of Sun Microsystems affects the software and database markets.
Understanding the Fast Track Data Warehouse Reference Architectures 1
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.
SQL Server 2008 System Views Map Availability and More
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.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Quality Databases 2
With the upcoming election in mind, Brian examines the state of the databases containing voter registration information.
Microsoft Still the Only Database Vendor Posting TPC-E Scores 1
Brian explores some of the reasons why Oracle and IBM aren't posting TPC-E scores.
Cloud Computing: How Will It Affect Corporate IT? 7
Brian examines how cloud computing could affect IT pros and DBAs in the future.
TechEd 2008: Double the Pleasure or Double the Hassle? 3
This week, Brian Moran talks about TechEd 2008, and what SQL Server-focused attendees thought of TechEd being split into two separate weeks.
The WorldWide Telescope: Cloud Computing for the Heavens
This week, Brian takes a look at the recently released WorldWide Telescope, which uses cloud computing technology.
How Sun's Acquisition of MySQL Will Affect SQL Server 4

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.

SQLServerBeta.com Provides DBAs with a Free SQL Server 2008 Instance 2
MaximumASP, Dell, and PASS now have a joint offering called SQLServerBeta.com, which provides SQL Server users with a free SQL Server 2008 instance.
Boost Your Career to a New Level
Brian encourages readers to submit abstracts to speak at the 2008 PASS Community Summit in November.
A Recap of the "Get Ready for SQL Server 2008" Virtual Event
This week, Brian discusses SQL Server Magazine's "Get Ready for SQL Server 2008" virtual conference that was held in January.
A Look at SQL Server 2008 CTP6 3
SQL Server 2008 CTP6 is now available, so Brian takes a look at some of the functionality that can be found in this CTP.
Will the Home Storage Market Influence the Enterprise Storage Market?
Brian discusses whether the rising demand for home NAS/SAN solutions will drive innovation and drop prices in the enterprise storage market.
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The Marginalization of SQL Server Standard Edition 5

Microsoft seems to be bent on marginalizing SQL Server Standard Edition—both in the sense of the artificial constraints placed upon how much memory it can use, and in terms of what seems to be a shift in focus on the role of Standard Edition from Microsoft....More
Jul 8, 2014
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Replication: Sometimes More is Less

The unconventionality of having two publications for complex, unruly databases typically ends up saving huge amounts of time over the long haul and makes replication much easier to manage....More
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Jun 24, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and Third Party Log Readers

When DBAs and SysAdmins learn the ins-and-outs of AlwaysOn Availability Groups, they’re then able to address high availability and disaster recovery concerns from a single interface or set of tooling, thus providing better scalability of management....More
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