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Jul 02, 2013

What's the Data Modeling Standard for Business Intelligence Systems?

What are the industry standard approaches for modeling dimensional data modelling?....More
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May 06, 2013

Cheaters Never Win, Even in TPC Benchmarks

In this portion of the series on database benchmarking, I want to tell you about one of my favorite aspects of the TPC benchmarks – CHEATING....More
Apr 29, 2013

Use TPC Database Benchmarks to Save Money

Today, I would like to give you a primer on how to read the benchmark reports that are published by the major database and hardware vendors....More
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Apr 22, 2013

Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series

Let's talk about database application benchmarking. This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a....More
Mar 26, 2013

Continued Work Pays Off in the IT Leadership Space

Kevin Kline ranks as a top leadership expert on Twitter. Not only did he make the top 100, he came in at 12!....More
Mar 19, 2013

Is Microsoft SQL Server Supported By...?

Ever wonder if a specific version of SQL Server or another application is supported by a specific virtualization platform? Here's your answer....More
Mar 08, 2013

SQL Server Data Tools - Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 Released!

SSDTBI for Visual Studio 2012 enables customers to use the Analysis Services, Integration Services, and Reporting Services project templates within....More
Feb 15, 2013

Demo Mastery for the Technology Evangelist

Want to be a better technology evangelist? Here are a variety of tips about how to turn mediocre software demonstrations into outstanding software....More
Feb 11, 2013

Hurray! I Have One of the Top 1% most viewed LinkedIn Profiles

Kevin gets a nice note from Mr. Nishar, Senior Vice President at LinkedIn, but it's really about you....More
Feb 05, 2013

What's It Like on a SQLCruise?

SQLCruise is, first and foremost, a training event. On each cruise, Tim Ford usually pulls together four or five very well known experts in the....More
Jan 03, 2013

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)

With Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) you can compare your configuration settings to the recommended industry standard....More
Dec 31, 2012

The Year That Was - 2012

2012 marked a bit of a shift in my content creation direction. I've seen an uptick in struggles in the non-IT part of our career - communications,....More
Dec 14, 2012

Learn More About SQL Server IO and Query Tuning in These Webcasts

Join database expert Kevin Kline in two new webcasts for SQL Server users: Storage IO Best Practices and Query Tuning Best Practices....More
Dec 13, 2012

Let's Talk Licensing and Virtualization for SQL Server

Welcome to the Weird, Wild World of SQL Server Licensing. Kevin details many new developments with SQL Server virtualization and licensing....More
Nov 28, 2012

How To Download Free Sessions From PASS

Four ways to download free, streaming media of sessions from the Professional Association for SQL Server....More
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