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January 2005 Blog Posts

Decisions, Decisions...

Bored with SQL Server? Looking for something new, and/or cheaper? Got a bunch of interesting alternative databases: I've mentioned REL and VistaDB previously. VistaDB has made some significant improvements since then (including a 60% reduction in engine size, to 400KB!). It's geared towards .Net apps as a replacement for MSDE or light SQL Server duties. Go check it out. Cloudscape was developed by IBM and they released it under an open source license last year. You can get the download here. It's written in Java and is a relational DB. Looks interesting. PostGreSQL recently released version 8.0 and now includes...

posted @ Wednesday, January 26, 2005 2:45 PM | Filed Under [ Coolness ]

The For Command: Part 2 - Multiple Tokens, AutoGenerate Files

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posted @ Saturday, January 22, 2005 12:03 PM | Filed Under [ Coolness Command Line ]

The For Command: Part 1-1/2 - Deploy Scripts to Multiple Servers

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posted @ Saturday, January 22, 2005 9:34 AM | Filed Under [ Coolness Command Line ]

Command Line SQL Server

I've set up a new category on my blog where I plan to post some articles about using command-line utilities to perform various tasks for, or in support of, SQL Server. I'll go over the basics like bcp, osql, DOS commands, and hopefully go more in-depth on some other utilities from the Unix/Linux world that are incredibly useful. I'm hoping to even post a full case study where an existing monolithic, mission-critical VB app is replaced with command-line utilities (depends upon workload and office politics though) I won't post all of them in the main SQL Team blog page, so you...

posted @ Wednesday, January 12, 2005 10:02 PM | Filed Under [ Coolness Command Line ]

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