SQL Server 2016 – installation process notes

It is the usual thing in the tech world to start any product evaluation with the installation of the product and composing a blog post about the installation experience. We wait for new product releases, expect new awesome features and, sometimes, just “cannot wait”. I have been somewhat SQL Server addicted for a long time […]
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Interesting SQL Server Downloads – Week 13/2016

Microsoft gets faster and much more agile than before when it comes to interesting SQL Server downloads. There is no need to mention that many interesting tools and “side applications” will follow the announcement of SQL Server 2016. Here are just few I have spotted this week: *** Microsoft® SQL Server® 2016 RC1 Report Builder […]
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Hasn’t Big Data killed Data Warehousing Already?

Originally published in DataArt blog. Information technology has always been full of surprisingly contradicting beliefs and every market, product or community has its own FAQ list or Top 10 Myths whitepaper. This week brought another “myth case” to my desk. Though it has been around for several years already, it is still hot. While my […]
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Data Warehousing: Then & Now, and What to Do with It

Originally published in DataArt blog. Background Data warehousing is not a new thing today. The concept was first introduced in the 1970s and its key terms “dimension” and “fact” appeared even earlier – in the 1960s. Since then, many businesses have successfully implemented and adopted various data warehouse solutions. Though they were using a great […]
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Survey 2014: How do you use SCOM reporting? – Results

I started this post with the very simple thing – copied and pasted title from my previous post. And immediately got the very strange feeling of having a huge debt. Not a financial of course (which I try to avoid), by blogging and writing debt. It is weird and ridiculous to publish a survey result […]
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