Getting data off disk drives and into RAM is the biggest game changer for relational databases in decades and SQL Server 2014 brings it to the masses.
One of the features that makes SQL Server Merge Replication superior to other sync technologies is something called Precomputed Partitions. SQL Server creates and maintains distinct data partitions/subsets for each unique user or other type of filter value. Other sync…
Uniqueness is a key factor when synchronizing data between SQL Server/Azure and multiple endpoints like Slates and Smartphones. With data simultaneously created and updated on servers and clients, ensuring rows are unique to avoid key collisions is critical. As you know, each row is uniquely identified by its Primary Key.
All DBAs know that Joining tables on non-indexed columns is the most expensive operation SQL Server can perform.
The act of tracking changes made by each SQL Server Compact or Silverlight sync subscriber can cause a lot of locking and blocking on the server.