Microsoft SQL Server

Running querys against multiple SQL Server AND Oracle instances

Before SQL Server 2008, there was no native support for running the same query against multiple instances using shipped tools, so it can be approached in one of these ways…I’ve used nearly all of them, but I have found that linked servers provide a higher degree of control on the target servers, error handling, and most important, the ability to use SQL server Encryption to store the credentials of source servers if some of the servers are using SQL authentication.

Oracle Exadata v2 — Truly Oracle (Sun) Hardware

The rumors are that Oracle Exadata v2 and Oracle Database Machine v2 are going to be announced within few weeks and my take is that it’s going to happen at the Oracle Open World. I don’t think it comes as a surprise to anyone that it will be configured with Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Moving on to predictions and speculations…

Easier SQL Server Database Restores

Have you ever been asked to restore a database and wondered which backup files were available? And if many were available, which ones you should use, and in which order? Okay, this is not a difficult thing to do, but when you do it over and over again, it becomes tedious, and the automation bug in you starts to look for a better and quicker way to handle it. The bug in me found the following answer.

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