How does Madison work? - Can I really 'scale-out' a database easily? - The video explains that very well thanks Christian!
Will I need to design my database schema's and write my queries to work sympathetically with Madison? - Will Madison mean changes to the syntax in LINQ and SQL? - It does mean that some SQL statement will need to evolve?
Does Madison come with it's own toolset ... can I still use the existing BI toolset that comes with SQL Server 2008 EE?
How does the 'Landing Zone' work? - Will I need to reengineer my ETL/SSIS queries to work with it?
How can I avoid 'Fork-Lift' upgrades?
Will Madison work in a heterogeneous BI stack? Will it play nice with SAP, Oracle & Cognos?
Madison software and hardware are linked together, so what does this mean to the support life-cycle? i.e. Microsoft typically support software for 8 years, HP warrantee their hardware for 5 years?
How quickly can Madison recover in DR scenario's such as Data-Centre outage or one of the servers fails?
SQL Server 2008 isn't support clustering across different subnets (however Windows 2008 is) does Madison still have the same issue?
Does Madison work with all the new SQL Server 2008 features such as Resource Govenor and Policy Manager?
How can I backup Madison? Will it work with DPM (System Centre Data Protection Manager)?
So I've got afew still to answer before I can design an Architecture ... but I have Ian Giles and Mark Anderson from UK SQL Server/Madison team coming to see me tomorrow ! C9/Microsoft listens! - I'm stoked! Thanks Guys
Cool! I've been waiting for this feature for a long time! How much code is this going to save? Allot.
It's still kinda clunky to marry the form up with the metadata buddy class, it would be nice if the form had an extra property that guided it to the buddy class instead of having to work out how to do it in code. Now all we need is a nice editor!
Perhaps we can help out with some naming suggestions?
Here are afew I've thought of ...
BizBus CFBus .NetFX Discussion Services Parley CakeCom ... because it's as simple as
Gosh, I really hope this is in Orcas! My reasoning is because if it's there Devs will use it. If it's not many Dev's won't know of it's existence and try and write there own. If it's intention is to be free then why not bundle it in, hey it could even be another
selling point (like Orcas needed any more!)
That is an impressive demo!!! The potential of this is very far reaching specially in the SOA space.
Anyway I have some questions if that’s ok, and they are …
So what is the performance like? How far can I scale this? Can I get this to work with (W)WF? Can I do async or long running communications with this technology? Have you tried connecting this to Java and other non-Microsoft technologies? Isn’t calling this technology ‘Biztalk Connectivity Services’ going to get it confused with the full Biztalk product? Specially if there is no migration strategy from one to the other?
I’m pretty excited about this … and I have a 100 more questions but that’s enough to be getting on with for now.
One of the best things I love about user groups is that they give the opportunity for anyone to try their hand at speaking. Many groups have latched onto this with a 15 min 'nugget' talk at the beginning of an evening.
Now I'm going to do my first 'nugget' in Jan at my local user group and it's my first public presentation.
We do have Brits on here because the language used on the forum is predominately English, because of this it can seem that there are a lot of us, but I like to think we are a friendly bunch and we are as open minded and ready to listen to what you have to say
as the next person. So fire away and keep on posting my friend!