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.
Differential backups are a new feature in SQL 7 that can speed up your recovery times when restoring from database and transaction log backups.
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.
One of the keys to database performance if keeping your transactions as short as possible. In this article we will look at a couple of tricks using the CASE statement to perform multiple updates on a table in a single operation.