Michael Cating

Michael
Cating

Michael Cating (mcating@catingsystems.com) is an independent consultant in the San Francisco Bay area who specializes in middleware development, data-tier architecture, and database design for high-performance systems. He is an MCSD and an MCDBA.

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Do-It-Yourself Searching 1
Do you need full-text search capabilities? Microsoft provides a full-text search component in SQL Server, but you might find that creating a custom solution is less expensive and easier to maintain.
Improving Retrieval Performance
Use this method of rewriting queries to improve the performance of your custom search solution.
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