Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is a business intelligence architect with Microsoft working in the US Public Sector Services organization. He has worked for Microsoft since 1996 as a development manager and architect of SQL Server database solutions for OLTP and data-warehousing implementations.

Articles by Rich Johnson
Getting Started with Parallel Data Warehouse 2
The SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) edition is Microsoft's first offering in the Massively Parallel Processor (MPP) data warehouse space. Here's a peek at what PDW is and what it can do.
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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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