Most of work in the last several years has been pretty involved in the SQL Server space—I do a lot of presentations about making SQL Server highly available, and perform better. My background does involve of lot of work in various RDBMSs on Linux and UNIX platforms, and those skills have served me well. I […]
Month: March 2013
Accelerating Database Performance with Compression from Jdanton The Microsoft White Paper on Data Compression is here. Columnstore index information is here.
We don’t have a lot of speed cameras in the US, but they are a plague across Europe. While working in Switzerland, I once got a ticket for going 4 kph (2.4 mph) over the speed limit. Someone emailed me this photo, and I approve wholeheartedly. Just in case you don’t see it the driver […]
Resources from my presentation in Richmond’s SQL Saturday. Slides: Sql Server 2012 HA and DR — SQL Saturday Richmond from Jdanton
Today is my morning of big data storage events, I’m attending two from two different vendors in about four hours. One down so far, and it was pretty good, until… I’ve bashed sales reps before (on twitter and on this blog), I’ve even offered lists of things not to do. Well today’s presentation was on […]
The new PASS Business Analytics Conference is a new concept for PASS—we’ve seen Business Intelligence (BI) User Groups and even SQL Saturdays dedicated to this subset of PASS, but a whole conference? What is driving this demand? I can’t explain the whole industry, but I can at least provide some perspective from what I see […]
Thank you for attending my presentation at SQL Saturday #192 in Tampa. The slides for the presentation are located here: Link to Matt Velic’s blog on building your own virtual cluster here. Understanding Quorum Configs in a Failover Cluster