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Archives: March 2011

21st March - Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

 
How to Counter Intolerance, Adapted from UNESCO’s Recommendations

1. The Battle Against Intolerance Requires Law
Every Political Entity needs to reinforce Human Rights, and punish crimes motivated by hate against minorities
, whether they be committed by individuals working for the state, private organisations or by individuals in their own… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 21 March 2011

What is the Most Deployed Database Engine in the World? You’d Be Surprised! It’s Serverless, Self-Contained & Transactional


Just the other week; I was asked to help validate an application database hosted on a Mac, when I was introduced to the public domain database engine SQLite. To my surprise, it is actually the most deployed database engine in the world, since it is so small and… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 18 March 2011

3rd Simple-Talk.com Article: 'The Polyglot of Databases: How Knowledge of MySQL and Oracle Can Give SQL Server DBAs an Advantage'

 
After revising the popular Blog post, Developing Your DBA Skills Futher Thanks to Experience with Multiple RDBMS, of just over a year ago, and great editing work from Andrew Clarke and Chris Massey, the third article for Simple talk has come to life.

Enjoy :)

The Polyglot of Databases: How… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 15 March 2011

My Heart Goes Out to Japan's Earthquake/Tsunami Victims, And I Pray for Rain in Kesennuma Tonight as the City Burns....

Already hit by yesterday's Tsunami, the fires have taken over the main center of town in Kesennuma, Miyagi, where I stayed in 1992 with the Suzuki family. They are continuing to burn tonight and moving inland (excuse the ads at the beginning from some Chumps trying to gain publicity… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 11 March 2011

Monitoring Database Infrastructure and Performance with Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM), and Oracle Instance Monitoring, Plus Visio Plug-In

SCOM Does the core job of monitoring SQL Server instances very well (Health Monitoring) – but it is not going to make maintenance plans for you. 
You need to set up the database infrastructure first, so go to this article to start your SCOM journey: Here is a guide…
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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 11 March 2011

Attending 2011 MVP Summit in Bellevue/Redmond, WA – Great Face-time with Fellow Speakers/Writers/Bloggers

 The raincoast weather could be a little better, but so far, I am very happy with the brain-filling load of sessions we are having here at Microsoft’s Campus, and mostly in a building they call the ‘Mixer’. The first day, yesterday, I managed to get out for a couple… Read more

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Posted in The Database Hive for SQL Server DBAs on 1 March 2011