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Archives: April 2013

Use TPC Database Benchmarks to Save Money

Last month, I began a series of articles describing database application benchmarking. In the first article, I told you about different ways that you can construct your own database application benchmark. However, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The Transaction Processing Council (www.tpc.org) has already created… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 29 April 2013

Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series

Introduction to TPC Database Benchmarks

Let’s talk about database application benchmarking.

This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a journeyman-level DBA and a true master of the trade. In this article published in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 22 April 2013

PASS Business Analytics Conference (BAC) Recap

The PASS Business Analytics Conference (PASS BAC) is PASS‘ first foray into an event that is dedicated to business intelligence, big data, data visualization, and business analytics.  And it totally makes sense for PASS to move in this direction, over and above the flagship community work centered… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 15 April 2013

The All-New ‘Database Lifecycle Management” is available on MSDN

The initial release of Database Lifecycle Management is now available on MSDN.

The site is something called “curated content”. This means it’s a single consolidated location to look up lots of disparate articles and content, all in one easy to search location. This “curated content view” contains the best content,… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 5 April 2013