It is not just the speed of SQL Server, it is the inter-dependence that is troubling. It is difficult enough to get funding to pilot a new database or BI project, made worse when it also depends...
The Case to Upgrade to SQL Server 2012Commented on: 2 years ago
(September 22, 2011)
It really does depend on how it ends up being licensed and priced. Most of the features end up only in the Enterprise edition - that gets ridiculously priced, especially when combined with WinServer...
The Microsoft Cloud BI Story, Dateline February 2011Commented on: 3 years ago
(February 12, 2011)
@kromerm - so every 2 years, an "announcement of another CTP feature" - that is progress? 4 months later (Feb2011) - and reporting is still not available. Too Slow.
Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per second on their e-commerce SQL Server, but ran into an issue where CPU started spiking up above 90 percent for sustained periods of time....More
What should most database administrators be doing on a regular basis? Here's a comprehensive list from Michael K. Campbell of many of the things DBAs typically do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis....More