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: 3 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: 4 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.
And a hybrid approach...
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In my previous post I covered options for adding “If-checks” into SSIS Packages – or SQL Server Maintenance Plans (which are, effectively, specialized SSIS packages). Once you’ve tackled that process, you’ll need to tackle something else when it comes to managing SSIS packages in conjunction with AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Or, more specifically, you’ll actually need to tackle two tasks....More
In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More