It was, indeed, a good post!
Just an FYI... I'm not sure how to do it myself, but the hardware boys in our shop found out that the EMC Clarion is capable of making "clones" on the fly... requires a little bit (seriously... just a little bit) of programming in, I think, Perl, but we snap half a tera-byte from one server to our reporting server in less than 15 minutes. It does currently require an outage but it would fit your "synonym" server swaps just fine and I'm sure it would to 50g in a snap.
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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