Mel Shum

Mel Shum has been in the computer industry for the past 21 years. In the last eight years, he has specialized in integrating business applications and databases with advanced data storage arrays. Mel currently works as an architect for Network Appliance in Sunnyvale, California.

Articles by Mel Shum
Database vs. Storage Replication
Are you unsure about whether to use database or storage replication to replicate your data? Here are three factors to consider before deciding which is best for you.
SQL Server on a SAN 1
Get a handle on SAN fundamentals and learn more about how SANs can boost SQL Server database performance and improve database backups and restores.
Selecting a Storage Array for a SAN 1
Look for these key features when evaluating storage arrays to contain your SQL Server databases.
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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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