With power and cooling the two most significant operating costs for servers, a more power-efficient solution can significantly impact the bottom line. In that respect, HP's new DL580 Gen8 certainly delivers.
While using a custom SSIS-based project to upload content of an arbitrarily chosen table from an on-premise SQL Server database to Azure PaaS-based SQL Database provides the most flexibility its inherent complexity might not be justified in more simplistic scenarios. Marcin Policht presents an alternative approach that addresses this concern by employing the bcp utility, which not only eliminates the need for any custom development, but also rivals SSIS in terms of its data transfer efficiency.
Greg Larsen discusses the BUCKET_COUNT setting of a HASH index and how to determine how well SQL Server distributes the In-Memory table rows across multiple buckets of a HASH index, by exploring a new DMV, provided with SQL Server 2014, along with the In-Memory OLTP table functionality.
For many of us, setting up an Oracle standby database has become fairly old hat. Just remember, keep everything on the standby server exactly the same as the primary, and everything will go fine. But what if you want your standby on the same server as the primary database? And why on earth would you want to do that anyway? Isn’t the point Disaster Recovery?
With all of the news, articles, white papers and vendor products related to Big Data, it’s easy to forget the data that drives our companies, manages sales, interacts with customers, and supports our mission-critical systems--the "other" data ... the "little" data. If we want to incorporate big data into our enterprise the crucial step is integrating in with our existing data.
Ever since Oracle became the owner of MySQL when it acquired Sun Microsystems in 2010, improvements to the software haven’t been as forthcoming as one might hope. There still doesn’t seem to be anything like groups in MySQL. According to Oracle, we can expect it to arrive for MySQL 7.0! Until then, this article presents a few software offerings that may help tide you over.
New index access paths in Oracle 11g and later releases can use existing multi-column indexes even when the column you're looking for isn't the leading column. Read on to see how Oracle accomplishes this feat.
Recently we presented a procedure for uploading data to a Windows Azure SQL Database from an on-premise SQL Server instance. Today we will accomplish the same objective by employing a more traditional approach to data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) that relies on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).