• February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    BMC buys into continuous data protection

    IT management firm BMC partnered with disaster recovery startup XOsoft to sell continuous data protection (CDP) technology as part of BMC's backup software. This is the latest in a string of recent partnerships by major systems vendors around CDP, ...

  • February 14, 2006 14 Feb'06

    SQL Server 2000 indexing dos and don'ts

    In the second part of this three-part feature, Edgewood Solutions' Jeremy Kadlec outlines best and worst practices for indexing in SQL Server 2000.

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Q&A: Making the jump to 64-bit SQL Server 2005

    Running SQL Server on a 64-bit platform has been an option to improve database performance and scalability for quite some time, but your configuration options were limited and not without problems. For one thing, SQL Server 2000 could only run on ...

  • January 18, 2006 18 Jan'06

    Oracle patches 82 critical flaws

    Attackers could exploit the latest Oracle vulnerabilities to access sensitive information, overwrite files or launch SQL injection attacks in numerous applications, including PeopleSoft and JD Edwards.

  • December 12, 2005 12 Dec'05

    Are single-platform databases in your future?

    As databases become more alike and all of them have the capability to pull data from multiple sources, dare to be different! Moving everything to a single platform can make things less complicated.

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Free version of SQL Server 2005 tops list of downloads

    The five most popular picks on Microsoft's SQL Server downloads site include its free SQL Server 2005 Express, MSDE 2000 and the most recent service packs for SQL Server 2000.

  • November 10, 2005 10 Nov'05

    Market for data warehousing tools surges

    The data warehousing software market grew over 10% last year, driven by business intelligence projects, scalability and increased access to internal and external users.

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    SQL Server adoption: Preparing for a heated race with Oracle

    Are companies moving from Oracle to SQL Server? What are the greatest upgrade hurdles? Who will upgrade first? How long must you wait for third-party support? So many questions and so much upgrading to be done.

    To shed light on upgrade issues ...

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    SQL Server 2005: To be or not to be an early adopter

    SQL Server 2005 offers many new features, but do they outweigh the risks of trying out a new release? Get help evaluating the new capabilities in light of your own needs.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    Face-off: Oracle vs. SQL Server

    Two site editors square off on the topic of SQL Server versus Oracle, a debate with equally loud fans on either side of the issue.

  • August 25, 2005 25 Aug'05

    Do people really understand data warehousing?

    A data warehousing initiative shouldn't result in multiple data silos, but too often that's just what happens. The problem, says guest columnist Rick Sherman, is that data warehousing is misunderstood.

  • August 25, 2005 25 Aug'05

    SQL Server Express a sign of LAMP's success

    Microsoft's release of SQL Server Express is being seen as further evidence that the LAMP stack is having a major impact.

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    Separation of users and schemas

    Learn about separation of users and schemas in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    What can .NET code do from within SQL Server: Safety levels

    Learn what .NET code can do from within SQL Server in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    New security features in SQL Server 2005

    Learn about new security features in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."