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SQL Azure Federations and Semantic Search by the SQL product team in London tonight (Monday)

Don’t forget that tonight we have Michael Rys from the SQL Server Product Team presenting on the Federation support coming to SQL Azure and the Semantic search coming in SQL Server Denali. This is a must attend evening for anyone that is serious about...

Sharding in SQL Azure

The federation (sharding) support in SQL Azure is almost upon us. This was introduced at PDC in October last year http://www.msravs.com/audiosearch_demo/default.aspx?&index=Microsoft_PDC&q=federation&qr=All If you want to read about the federation...
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A lesson to everyone on capacity planning – comical failings of foursquare and MongoDB

Firstly I’ll start by saying this is not a MongoDB bashing and in reality this is really about Foursquare, the technology is irrelevant its about how to handle growth. What is sad to say is that I’ve seen this far too often. Foursquare had an outage this...