Scalable, Reliable, Secure, and Cost-Effective (Dassault Systems ENOVIA V6 on SQL Server 2008)

Engineers from Dassault Systèmes and Microsoft ran benchmarking tests to measure the performance and scalability for ENOVIA V6 with SQL Server 2008.  The tests were designed to reflect real-world usage patterns of ENOVIA V6 customers. The benchmarking tests simulated up to 5,000 collaborative users (a number typical for a large enterprise environment). The transaction times…

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DBA 101: Choosing a Database Recovery Model (Siemens Teamcenter)

The recovery model of a SQL Server database determines how changes are recorded and stored in the database’s transaction log. The three options for the recovery model are Full, Bulk-logged, and Simple: Full: This is the best model for preventing critical data loss and restoring data to a specific point in time, and it is…


Strategic Alliances Just Make Sense

“Results are class leading and outstanding” – Simon Henman (Project Manager for Technical Approval at Temenos) “Excellent performance and scalability, all while attempting to reduce the total cost of ownership” – Nitasha Chopra (Software Performance Engineer at Intel) Tier 1 mission critical applications (like Temenos which runs at over 700 banks worldwide) would suffer a major loss in…

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Meet Microsoft at Kronos User Conference in Las Vegas (November 8th–11th)

Technorati Tags: Kronos Will you be attending the Kronosworks conference in Las Vegas in two weeks? I will be presenting at two sessions at the conference along with some customer and Kronos speakers. The first session will be on Tuesday November 9th at 10 AM PT. In this session I will be co-presenting with Mark…

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How To: Clean up old database backup history

The MSDB database is a system database that stores important configuration and historical information relating to SQL Server system functionality like: Jobs Log Shipping Alerts and Notifications Operators Policies Database Mail Mainteance Plans Data Collector Backup and Restore operations Depending on how you perform certain operations orphaned data can exist that will remain in your MSDB…


Kronos Workforce Central 6.1 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Kronos helps organizations across a variety of industries manage their most valuable, and expensive, strategic asset—their workforce. How? By giving them the tools they need to help them control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.  Now shouldn’t an application of this importance run on a database platform that provides market leading scalability,…

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Benchmark Results for Temenos T24 with SQL Server 2008 R2

In a previous post, Common SQL Server Myths by Paul Randal (now in PDF form), we discussed how important it is to make sure that the information you “know” is really the truth.  Often when you hear people talk about SQL Server, a common misconception is that it doesn’t scale well… that SQL Server is fine…

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Migration Guide – Oracle to SQL Server (Siemens Teamcenter)

In recent posts we’ve discussed some of the comparisons between the Microsoft SQL Server platform and it’s competitors.  We’ve discussed (in Why Pay More For Less) the difference in cost of Microsoft SQL Server versus it’s competitors and (in Buying a Vehicle vs. Buying a Database Platform) the differences in the features included with the Enterprise Edition…

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I’ll take SQL Server on HP ProLiant DL980 G7 For The Win (Infor ERP LN)

  Saying that SQL Server is the best database platform for an application is one thing… proving it is another.  Recently Infor tested it’s ERP LN (Infor’s top ERP application) on the new 8-socket Intel Xeon powered HP ProLiant DL980 G7 scale-up server and achieved it’s highest Baan/LN performance ever on an x86 system.  This…

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Great SQL Server Whitepapers – all in one location

SIlvano Coriani has done a great job compiling the most relevant SQL Server whitepapers available on SQL CAT and Technet sites.  These papers are categorized into the major categories of Performance and Tuning, High Availability and DR, Security, Manageability, Migrations and Upgrade and Business Intelligence. The papers are a great resource for customers who want…

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