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Is SSIS Right For You?  -  I love SSIS. It is an awesome ETL tool with lots of bells and whistles. Interestingly, I have found myself moving away from a pure SSIS implementation as I introduced testing to my work. I haven't stopped using SSIS; but it is not my only solution either.

Can You Implement the Open/Closed Principle in SQL?  -  The Open/Closed principle is easy to apply in an object oriented language. Does it make sense to attempt to follow open/closed in SQL Code?

Sharding With a Purpose  -  Today we take a brief look at sharding techniques. See if Sharding is right for you.

Sharding for Scale, Cost and Performance  -  Some systems are sharded placing data on multiple servers to reduce cost, increase performance and increase scalability. With the many options maturing what should you consider now?

What Do You Think of Hybrid Environments?  -  Combining on-premise solution with the cloud-based solutions just became a bit trickier. Have you seen the latest court ruling regarding storage and your rights? How does this impact your own planning?

Where Do You Put Your Unstructured Data?  -  Many engines have been competing for storage of unstructured data. SQL Server introduced the XML data type. Many NoSql engines target unstructured data. What tools are you finding useful currently?

Processing Sets in a Remote SQL Instance  -  Some architectures require you to manipulate your SQL data locally and in a remote SQL data store. When that happens your options are limited. What methods do you find effective?

Are Linked Servers Bad?  -  I don't know if I would go so far as to say that Linked Servers are bad. But I certainly think they are being abused.

Linked Servers are Here to Stay  -  I confused Linked Servers with Remote Servers in my posting yesterday. They are not deprecated. Still, should you be finding other solutions currently solved by using linked servers?

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