SIGMOD 2011 Webcasts

June 23rd, 2011

This year SIGMOG keynotes are available online at

  • June 13th: A Quest for Beauty and Wealth (or, Business Processes for Database Researchers)
  • June 14th: Internet-Scale Storage (I highly recommend this session)
  • June 15th: SIGMOD Awards (this includes a segment on the SQL Server team)
  • June 16th: Managing Scientific Data

Scale out SQL Server by using Reliable Messaging

June 1st, 2011

How do large-scale sites and applications remain SQL-based? is a recent article from Michael Rys (Blog|Twitter) that highlights the relational SQL Server based web-scale deployment at MySpace. I have talked before about how MySpace uses Service Broker as a reliable messaging backbone to power the communications between +1000 databases, allowing them to scale-out and partition the user information into individual shards. Here are some more details about this architecture:

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