James Serra

James Serra is a contributing editor for SQL Server Pro. He's a data warehouse and business intelligence architect and developer with more than 25 years of IT experience.

Articles by James Serra
SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Enhancements
SQL Server 2012 is a one-stop shop for implementing an end-to-end BI solution. You should upgrade to SQL Server 2012 if you've implemented a BI solution or are interested in implementing one.
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Apr 15, 2014
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
Apr 8, 2014
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Apr 1, 2014
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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