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  • January 15, 2007 15 Jan'07

    Top products named for SQL Server

    Quest Software's LiteSpeed for SQL Server 4.6 took the Gold for backup and recovery along with SQL Sentry Event Manager Enterprise Edition v2.7 for performance. Tableau v2.0 earned the top spot for general database product of the year.

  • August 16, 2006 16 Aug'06

    Saying yes, no or maybe to stored procedures

    The world of software somewhat resembles a pendulum. Styles of development swing in and out of favor. Take stored procedures, which work to some extent and may sometimes be the shortest way to a successful project.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    Litchfield: Database security is IT's biggest problem

    Black Hat: Database security guru David Litchfield unveils 20-plus IBM Informix flaws that attackers could exploit to create malicious files, gain DBA-level privileges and access sensitive data.

  • August 02, 2006 02 Aug'06

    SQL Server vs. MySQL: Syntax differences, similar GUIs

    Discover syntax differences between SQL Server and MySQL, code for a timestamp automation workaround and why it's important to keep your version of MySQL current.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Dumping Microsoft SQL Server: MySQL, PostgreSQL attract big users

    Using open source databases doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing decision. Most will work just fine alongside SQL Server.

  • July 20, 2006 20 Jul'06

    Minding the data and databases

    The role of the database administrator can be broad or delineated by specialization. DBAs are constantly at the mercy of the project size, scope and application complexity.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    Getting BI from the contact center

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

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