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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?

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?

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?

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?

Linked Servers Are Going Away  -  Microsoft has published the fact that they are going to deprecate the linked server feature in SQL Server Will it hurt you?

Windows 7 Compatibility Mode  -  The Windows 7 Compatibility mode may be running a virtual machine instance of Windows XP, or older. Is that a risk you need to consider?




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