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Archives: September 2010

When the Bloc Québécois is a Nuisance for Quebeckers’ Interests: The Top 20 Countdown

 The below is a republished version that has been released officially on the Canadian Federal Liberal Party's web site.  Finally get some use out of that old History and Politics degree :)  L'originale en français est disponible ici.

 

When the Bloc Québécois is a Nuisance for Quebeckers’ Interests: The… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 30 September 2010

Open-Source Databases are Not Free, MySQL has a High Cost, According to MySQL.com Itself

 

After having a few heated discussions on Facebook in reference to Open-Source Relational Databases, I would like to refer those who think that MySQL will cost your company nothing to the MySQL Enterprise DBA Savings Calculator page.

All Database servers have to be managed, and there are the costs… Read more

1 comments, 549 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 28 September 2010

Connection String Settings: Timeouts and Pooling

 

If you are having SQL Server Database connection issues, I reckon they could be due to one of two connection string issues. Note that the connection string timeout is the 15s by default, so in the string below I triple it, for example, to 45 second (or on could… Read more

0 comments, 5,210 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 9 September 2010

Retiree Association Firmly Onboard with My Repetitive Criticism of Quebec’s Deposit and Investment Fund: Mille fois Bravo l’AQRP ! :)

 

Just a bit of follow up here, to start closing the loop, regarding my multiple written outbursts regarding the institutionalised Pension Fund Manager’s $47 Billion dollar losses during the 2008-2009 crisis. This is Canada’s largest Investment and Public Pension holder (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec),… Read more

1 comments, 872 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 9 September 2010

The DBAs Joke of the Day: Which RDBMS Was that You Say?

 

So someone walks in from another department and asks about hosting some new high volume, huge database that pushes data off to a remote site by FTP.

The person specifically asks that it be placed on SQL Server, not understanding that the Oracle DBAs know the application is supposed…
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0 comments, 252 reads

Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 1 September 2010