Simon Sabin is a independent consultant specialising in database architecture. He has been working with SQL Server for almost 10 years, was awarded as a Microsoft MVP in April 2006 and is an active member of UK SQL Server Usergroup. You can read his ramblings on SQL Server on his blog, http://sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/simons.
If you’ve ever used SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS), you will have come across raw files. Microsoft introduced them with SSIS as a mechanism for storing data on the local file system. The design of raw files enables data to be written very quickly but, unfortunately, to achieve this performance Microsoft has used a … Read more