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  • Introduction to SQL Server Containers

    by Paul Stanton on  Sep 08, 2016

    Containers are just around the corner for the Windows community, and this article takes a closer look at using SQL Server containers. The author discusses the value, use cases, and means for taking advantage of SQL Server containers today.

  • Big Data Solutions with MS SQL ColumnStore Index

    by Aleksandr Shavlyuga on  Oct 11, 2015

    Columnar data storage can offer significant performance improvements over the way database tables are traditionally stored, but they aren’t always faster. Aleksandr Shavlyuga explores the power, and limitations of SQL Server’s ColumnStore Indexes.

  • SQL Server Source Control and Deployment with Visual Studio

    by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 04, 2014

    The holy grail of database development is the ability to treat database objects (tables, views, stored procedures, etc.) as if they were just like any other form of source code. While SQL Server Data Tools doesn’t quite that level, it gets very close.

How to Effectively Map SQL Data to a NoSQL Store

Posted by Sytze Harkema on  Oct 23, 2014

Sytze Harkema explains how to save and retrieve relational SQL data into a NoSQL key-value store as implemented by FoundationDB, an open source, scalable, fault tolerant and ACID database.

Introduction to Red Gate’s SQL Source Control

Posted by David Atkinson on  Oct 01, 2014

It’s unthinkable for modern application developers to work without source control, yet somehow, databases are often left out. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Don’t jump the SQL ship just yet

Posted by Lukas Eder on  Dec 18, 2013

Some users are interacting with databases through complex SQL queries, both in terms of performance as well as expressivity. If SQL and JPA are diverging, where will our data interaction patterns go? 4

Building Scalable Applications in .NET: Introducing the FatDB Distributed Computing Platform

Posted by Justin Weiler on  Jul 22, 2013

Justin Weiler introduces FatDB, a NoSQL DB and a distributed platform built on Mission Oriented Architecture meant to abstract and generalize the essential characteristics of enterprise applications.

Exploring the Architecture of the NuoDB Database, Part 2

Posted by Seth Proctor on  Jul 17, 2013

In Part 2 of this article the author takes a look at how the transaction system is implemented, the role of the administrative layer, how all components work together and what to expect in the future. 1

Exploring the Architecture of the NuoDB Database, Part 1

Posted by Seth Proctor on  Jul 12, 2013

In Part 1 of this article the author introduces NuoDB and some of its main features: 3-tiered architecture, nodes are equal peers, Atoms, and versioning and concurrency system. 8

The State of NoSQL

Posted by Stefan Edlich on  Nov 21, 2012

Stefan Edlich reviews NoSQL, considering its evolution, financial impact, standards or their lack of, current landscape, books, the leaders and some newcomers, concluding that NoSQL is here to stay. 3

Testing SQL Server Code with TST

Posted by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jun 18, 2012

We explore the TST framework and a few ideas for writing and maintaining good tests for database code. 2

Using Entity Framework to Successfully Target Multiple Databases

Posted by Yevhen Shchyholyev on  Jul 25, 2011

Yevhen Shchyholyev discusses some of the problems that the user may face in the process of developing an application with Entity Framework that interacts with Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite.

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