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Databases 101 – Factors to Consider When Choosing a Database

In part one of this series, we discussed the different types of databases available on the market today. In part two, we discussed how to choose the right database for…

VMDK versus RDM: Which One Do I Need for SQL Server?

When it comes to disk configuration options for virtualized servers running on VMware, you have two options: VMFS virtual file-based disk (VMDK) or a raw device mapping (RDM). Which one…

Hardware or Code? SQL Server Performance Examined

CPUs are running faster now than ever before, solid-state drives are replacing spinning disks, and database servers have terabytes of RAM. Because these resources are plentiful and increasingly affordable, it…