Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Virtual DB...

In today's IT world, one of the concepts which is taking prominence in the server and infrastructure management, is the concept of virtualisation. This allows the companies to consolidate servers, this in turn gives the company to save on expenses related to server management. Virtualisation also is one of the skills sought after in network/database administrators. Along the same lines of thought is the product SQL Virtual DB bought out by Idera (http://www.idera.com/), the link for the product is http://www.idera.com/Products/SQL-Toolbox/SQL-virtual-database/. Pinal Dave (SQL Server MVP) has outlined a pretty detailed demo of this product in his blog (http://blog.sqlauthority.com/). The features of this product are interesting and useful especially when a Virtual Database is created from existing database backup, the Virtual DB does not ocuupy any additional disk space. The regular sql queries can be run on the Virtaul Database, these kind of databases can be used to create effective Test databases which can mimic production databases.

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