Hugh Willoughby-Davis

Hugh
Willoughby-Davis

Hugh Willoughby-Davis has reported on the database industry since 1989.

Articles
SQL Insider: Data Mining Goes Mobile
Is there a market for SQL Server lite?
SQL Insider: Support, Visualization, Verticals, and Visions
Microsoft's new support options are here.
SQL Insider: New Sites Serve Developers
Free online resources for developers are available
Tools and Schools
Microsoft Upsizing Tools 97 update saves you from having to do a two-step process.
The Next Big Thing 1
The February-March issue of GartnerGroup's ExecutivEdge (www.ee-online.com) newsletter predicts that "By 2000, 80 percent of Type A enterprises will implement an intranet portal (0.8 probability)."
WTS Alert
SQL Server 7.0 's SP1 will reportedly support Windows Terminal Server (WTS). In the meantime, IBM reminds us that DB2 Universal Database (UDB) client will work with Microsoft WTS.
SQL Insider
Previously associated only with manufacturing firms, ERP has become an all-encompassing term that describes the integrated flow and control of goods, services and processes down the supply chain.
SQL Insider: Hit the Books
Here are must-reads for database aficionados, sizers for SQL Server, and a resource kit update.
SQL Insider: Catch the BI Buzz 1
The business intelligence market heats up, Microsoft offers certification for SQL Server professionals, and database vendors evaluate Java for their products.

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Aug 27, 2015
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A Replacement for Maintenance Plan Backups

This blog post is a bit of a ‘repeat’ – since I already covered much of the rationale behind this post in Part 23 of my multi-part series on AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Agent Jobs. But, I also figured that this is enough of an important topic to merit its own blog post....More
Aug 19, 2015
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Looking forward to Containers

Virtualization has long been a staple when it comes to computing. In essence, virtualization is really just the use of abstraction to make things either easier to manage or more fault-tolerant. Disks, for example, have long been virtualized in the sense that a single, physical, can easily be divided up into multiple logical (or virtual) volumes (or drives) just as easily as a number of discreet physical disks can also be virtualized into a single drive (via RAID) – which can further be partitioned into volumes, LUNs, and so....More
Jul 28, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 29: Practical Implementation Tips

My initial goal in writing this series of posts was to outline some of the concerns surrounding Availability Groups (AGs) and SQL Server Agent Jobs – and call out how there is virtually no guidance from Microsoft on this front and then detail some of the pitfalls and options available for tackling this problem domain. I initially expected this series of posts to have between 25 and 30 posts – according to some of the early outlines I created ‘way back when’....More
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