The Madison Solution and the Kilimanjaro Release ExplainedCommented on: 5 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: 5 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.
In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More