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My World Tour

Posted March 16, 2017

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I just finished my last stop on my “World Tour”.  The cities included Toronto, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Sydney, Milan, and Singapore. I missed South... more »
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Weekend reading: Microsoft/Oracle and SkyDrive based code-editor

Posted June 23, 2013

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A couple of news item caught my eye this weekend that I think are worthy of comment. Microsoft/Oracle partnership to be announced tomorrow (24/06/2013)... more »
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Weekend reading: Microsoft/Oracle and SkyDrive based code-editor

Posted June 23, 2013

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A couple of news item caught my eye this weekend that I think are worthy of comment. Microsoft/Oracle partnership to be announced tomorrow (24/06/2013)... more »
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Use TPC Database Benchmarks to Save Money

Posted April 29, 2013

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Last month, I began a series of articles describing database application benchmarking. In the first article, I told you about different ways that you can... more »
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Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series

Posted April 22, 2013

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Let’s talk about database application benchmarking. This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a... more »
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Free Licenses: Red Gate SQL Source Control for Oracle!

Posted April 05, 2013

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That’s right, I have two free licenses for Red Gate’s SQL Source Control for Oracle that are burning a hole in my virtual pocket! I like Red Gate’s SQL... more »
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Timewarp: What Is a Relational Database?

Posted September 05, 2012

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Relational?!? Move On, Geezer! Maybe you’re thinking that relational databases management systems (RDBMSs), like Microsoft SQL... more »
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SQL vs. Oracle Live Debate (AKA Smackdown!)

Posted May 30, 2012

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A few years ago I was speaking at a conference in Raleigh, NC where Ted Neward and I found a fun way to promote a Java vs. .NET debate that was planned one... more »
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Accelerate OLTP with HP and Microsoft's New High Performance Reference Architecture

Posted March 06, 2012

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If you haven’t started to read Shashank Pawar (blog), you’re missing out. Shashank is part of Microsoft Australia and has been writing some very... more »
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Log Buffer #21: A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Posted December 01, 2006

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Hello, there!  You’ve somehow managed to navigate your way through the blogosphere and into the 21st edition of Log Buffer.   It’s fitting that... more »
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