This article discusses queries that involve more than one database server. For example, you can run a query that returns a joined recordset where some records come from a SQL Server™ database and others come from an AS/400 machine.
Lots of people are designing and building Microsoft Windows-based apps with previously unimagined reliability. Starbucks, GMAC, and FreeMarkets.com all have case studies demonstrating five nines. So, how are these companies able to achieve these levels of reliability?This month I am going to show you how to use standard Microsoft Windows technologies to make your Microsoft SQL Server™ app just like Denny's—“always open” and ready for business.