SQL Server 2005 End of Support – To Migrate or Not to Migrate?

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On April 12, 2016, Microsoft will totally stop supporting the SQL Server 2005. This is not a new or unexpected development, as it has been on the “extended support” phase of its lifecycle since early 2011. Microsoft is encouraging existing users of this database to migrate to newer versions within the SQL family or to make the switch to Azure. Read More

Database Technology For 2012

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Everywhere we turn this year, we see database technology companies continuing to grow and expand with new offerings for improving computer systems to help you support your company’s important business decisions.

This month’s newsletter describes 3 database technologies that offer new promise for improving performance: Sybase® ASE 15.7, Sybase® IQ 15.4, and Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 RC0.

Sybase® ASE.15.7

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Database Trends 2011

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Keeping up with the news from so many different sources is getting harder and harder these days. That’s why I try to offer a one-stop-shop for your major database vendor news. You get the scoop and if you want to dig deeper, the links are right there. Let’s get started.


I am not anticipating any new Sybase ASE version before this summer. None are announced. This is due to the massive efforts of certifying SAP R/3 on Sybase ASE, which is expected by the end of Q2. There were many joined events between SAP and Sybase since Sybase’s acquisition by SAP. The most notable is SAP TechED. The latest was in Berlin and drew a lot of interest, especially into Sybase mobility as well as Sybase IQ and ASE.

This year Sybase TechWave 2011 will be hosted within the SAP TechED USA in Las Vegas. This is the much needed boost for Sybase to a larger audience.
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2010 – The Year of In-Memory Databases?

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First of all I have to apologize to my loyal readers for the long absence from my blog. In simple terms, “I got busy”. But in these economic times, I guess this is a good thing. I don’t want to give a promise I can’t keep, but I will do my best to keep this blog up-to-date. Read More

Grid Databases – The Future of Database Technology?

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Back in the 90’s a group of German engineers put together the world’s first grid computing network with over 100 PCs running on the first version of the Linux operating system. It was a great success and everybody called it the dawn of a new technology that will change the computing world forever.

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My name is Peter Dobler and I’m a database expert for over 20 years. This blog is designed to provide information about database technology trends and more importantly database implementation best practices. My area of expertise are Sybase ASE, Sybase IQ, Sybase Replication Server, Oracle 8i, 9i, 10g and 11g and SQL Server 2000,2005. Welcome was last modified: July 9th, 2008 by Peter Dobler (more…)