Mike Hayner, chief technical officer at Pacific Northwest Software, has been in the industry for 19 years. He specializes in high performance, large scale applications with a data layer using Microsoft SQL Server.
SQL Server uses statistics to determine the type of execution plan it’ll use for a query, so it’s a good idea to make sure the statistics are being accurately calculated. A stored procedure makes it easy to do so.
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