The Madison Solution and the Kilimanjaro Release ExplainedCommented on: 6 years ago
(October 8, 2008)
The "appliance-like" term is significant. IBM also offers support services to make DB2 behave "appliance-like". Perhaps this will lead to vendors, e.g. Netezza, marketing their wares as "Real" Data...
SQL Server Backup Best PracticesCommented on: 6 years ago
(September 30, 2008)
Excellent points. I would add that if it isn't possible to complete daily Full backups of your databases due to their size, take Fulls on the weekend and Differentials on all other days.
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