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Building a Highly Available Database Cluster
Read this article for a discussion on the technology of clustering and the steps involved in setting up a cluster for an e-commerce site.

Designing a Data Warehouse
The purpose of a data warehouse is to consolidate and organize data so it can be analyzed and used to support business decisions. Before implementing a data warehouse, careful planning is required. Source:

Careful Planning Can Make Your Data Warehouse a Success
This article examines analysis and design roadblocks that you must overcome on your road to a successful data warehouse deployment. Source:

Creating a Manageable Security Plan
Learn how to build a security plan for SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 7.0 that is not only manageable and flexible but also verifiably secure. Source:


Implementing Security in SQL Server
Read about SQL Server security features and ways to protect your valuable data. Source:

Physical Database Design
A successful database implementation usually requires careful planning at the early stages of your project. Learn about factors to consider in planning the physical database design. Source:

Database Design Considerations
It is important to accurately design a database to model the business because it can be time consuming to change the design of a database significantly once implemented. A well-designed database also performs better. Source:

Application Design
Application design plays a pivotal role in determining the performance of a system using SQL Server 2000, so it is important to make the correct decisions during the application design phase. Source:

Implementing SQL Server in an OLTP Environment
This article is an introduction on how to write optimized online transaction processing (OLTP) applications for SQL Server. It includes sections on determining the OLTP roadmap, designing the data model, designing stored procedures, and more. Source:

Planning Replication
Careful planning before replication deployment can maximize data consistency, minimize demands on network resources, and prevent the need for troubleshooting later. Source:

SQL Server 2000 Auditing
Microsoft has made each version of SQL Server more secure and easier to administer than the previous one. In August 2000, an independent testing facility found that SQL Server 2000 meets the US Department of Defense's C2 security requirements. If your company needs to meet C2 security standards or you need to audit usage of your SQL Server 2000 installation for other reasons, you'll find this discussion of auditing helpful. Source:

SQL Server tips and scripts
150+ free scripts that will make your life as a SQL Server DBA or database developer just a tad easier.

Troubleshooting Planning
Get some valuable tips that will minimize the effects of a server failure or other troubleshooting situation. Source:

Using Stored Procedures to Identify Common Administrative Issues
Learn about stored procedures that can be used to identify server and database configurations outside the recommended configuration parameters for SQL Server 2000. These stored procedures can be used "as is" or modified by a database administrator to fit the specific needs of your enterprise. Source:

A Look at Eight-Way Server Scalability
Read this article from Dell to learn if an eight-way configuration is right for your organization. Source:


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