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  • July 14, 2006 14 Jul'06

    Best practices for improved database management

    The best practices for improved database management include a combination of the right people, processes and products.

  • May 26, 2006 26 May'06

    SQL Server DBMS' growing popularity is no coincidence

    SQL Server offers more robust features at a lower price point than competing database management systems, making its growing popularity no surprise to contributor Adam Machanic. In this column, he details the advantages of using SQL Server over ...

  • May 17, 2006 17 May'06

    PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server: PostgreSQL is right for the Microsoft stack

    Is open source database PostgreSQL ready to replace Microsoft's SQL Server in the enterprise? Web application developer and author W. Jason Gilmore tackles the question in this column.

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    Q&A: What's new in SQL Server 2005 SP1

    SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 offers DBAs production-ready Database Mirroring, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence support, Full-Text support and additional features to ease the pains of fully utilizing the new DBMS. We recently asked Microsoft ...

  • April 10, 2006 10 Apr'06

    Open source BI gets down to business

    Open source business intelligence may not cost less to implement, but more funds can be spent on services instead of licensing, a proponent says, and that means more customized BI.

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  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Analyst sizes up Oracle's post-Siebel BI strategy

    Business applications expert Joshua Greenbaum sizes up Oracle's post-Siebel business intelligence (BI) strategy and explains why he thinks general-purpose BI offerings belong on the endangered species list.

  • February 22, 2006 22 Feb'06

    Expensive data warehouses not always necessary for BI

    Attendees at this week's TDWI conference and other data experts explain why some companies may want to rethink their approach to data warehousing and business intelligence.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    Getting BI from the contact center

    Forward-thinking contact centers are using quality monitoring applications for business analysis.

  • February 16, 2006 16 Feb'06

    TDWI keynote speaker reveals secrets of DBA career success

    Anthony Politano started out as a DBA but made his way up the business ladder. Here, the keynote speaker at next week's TDWI conference explains how he did it.

  • 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.

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