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DB Map January 7, 2013

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I was reading the tweets today and hit upon a tweet by @victoria_holt. This nice tweet which led me to a link with a nice map. This is created by @maslett whose blog is hosted over here .

I got reminded of London Tube Maps after seeing this map with different lines, and a circle depicting a DB technology . I don’t have to speak about this map in detail because its self-explanatory.

But as a SQL Server fan I was in search of its position in the map, and here is what I see.

SQL Server is on the track of operational, analytical and appliance and all these in the Relational Zone. There is no grading against the any other database system but the map gives picture of whole range of database technologies, their existing line of features. I hope you too will like it.

db_map

Cheers and Enjoy!

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GDR – What is it? March 19, 2010

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Well in this world, not all time you will know everything. So here is what I learnt today “GDR”.Why on the earth have I realized that I should know about this, that too early in the morning at work (we are working today :()?

A while ago, I was guiding few of .NET developers to customize the T-SQL Static Code Analysis tool available in VSTS 2008 so that we could make it compulsory for the projects that write T-SQL code, follow the best practices (of course customized for my organization). When I was talking to the team who were chosen bunch by me, I happen to mention the word GDR, and bang I got a question “What is a GDR?”. For little time I searched my thoughts, but couldn’t find a reply and in fact I bounced it off the discussion saying that I would get back later.

After 8 months I realized I didn’t tell the guy who wanted to know what is GDR and today I did a little search in Google and found these informative links. BTW, GDR is known for “General Distribution Release”, and you could find more details from these links (Support & Blog).

Enjoy!

MSFT SQL Server blog’s February 1, 2010

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Glenn Berry has posted an entry on MSFT SQL Server blogs on BI & Relational Database. Please ensure that you have these blogs on your blog roll and of course don’t forget to include Glenn Berry’s in the list.

Enjoy!

SQL Bits (Nov’09) videos February 1, 2010

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I work out of India and unfortunately I don’t have opportunity to attend sessions like SQL Pass, SQL Bits. But I keep track of the happenings, and also wait for any freebies like recorded sessions, slide decks, documentation, conversations and so on. Recently SQL Bits has posted the recorded sessions of SQL Bits conducted during Nov’09. Some of my favorite speakers and the topics have been top picked by me from here. So go ahead, download or hear the sessions online and learn!

A jackpot today (few intersting links) November 3, 2009

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Hello folks,

I was going through my blog roll today and noticed some bunch of links thats woth to look at and well I say its a jackpot on what I was doing for some time.

1. Logical Query processing – this has been great area of interest for me for quite a long time, and Itzik has done a great job consolidating all this in a flow chart. It makes life easy for people who want to understand the logical flow of the operators for a query to be processed. Thanks to Itzik and Solidq for sharing this!

2.  SQL Server Error Logs – Although I am familiar of this topic, and know the in’s and out’s of how it works but never blogged. So thought of sharing this with you guys and thanks to Jeremiah putting it so clear and simple.

I hope you guys will enjoy reading the links.

Cheers!

Did you know this? May 8, 2009

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I happen to bump into this information from Database Design Guru’s (Louis Davidson) presentation on Database Design. You know what, The Complete E-Reference Library for Microsoft Press, which I wasn’t aware of. This is a paid online-subscription service which lets you read through 500+ MSFT Press books. Is anyone interested to pay an annual fee and read through the books online whenever they want?

Enjoy reading MSFT books.

SQL Server 2008 system views poster January 31, 2009

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There is SQL Server 2008 system views poster over here. Download and make a best use of it.

Cheers!

SQL Server 2005 BOL (December 2008) December 16, 2008

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Guys,

SQL Server 2005 BOL (Dec’08) version is available for download at this link. Keep yourself updated with latest knowledge base.

Cheers!

Another whitepaper! December 5, 2008

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There is another white paper from the stable of SQLCAT team. Check this link and know it for your self on what it is.

Great work SQLCAT team.

Cheers!

Links on high availability November 27, 2008

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Bucky Woody in his blog has a post on some useful links on DB Mirroring and other high availability features of SQL Server 2008.

Please utilize these resources for more information on high availability features of SQL Server.