Lynn Fields

Lynn Fields has been working with Microsoft SQL Server since version 1.1 and was a beta tester for dBase. He has developed SQL Server systems and supported enterprise resource planning software running on SQL Server.

Articles by Lynn Fields
Data Transformation Unplugged
Are your program-maintenance efforts hamstrung by proprietary restrictions? Check out this method of reproducing your production database by transforming its data.
Algorithms Still Matter
If you've been concentrating on set-based solutions, you might discover that you need to use classic procedural coding techniques to solve some search problems.
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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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