has more than 8 years of experience with database development and administration. He is cofounder and head of technology at College Miner, a data mining and business intelligence company. He holds a master of science from Boston University.
With SQL Server 2008’s table-valued parameters, you can pass a table as a parameter to a stored procedure to update multiple field values in thousands of files. And you can easily add this functionality to an application to let users update the transactions themselves, rather than sending a request to the DBA.
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
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
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