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Vinod Kumar did his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical from Anna University, Chennai. After grad...


  • Vinod M Kumar (MVP) - Talking about SQL Server


    Interesting and more than anything else the fear for the mamoth list of new features will surely weigh on all the DBA's. You need to understand that even though there is tons of features to lookout for as a developer the DBA's are NOT left behind. The server is now open and has lots of interesting system tables i.e. in SQL Server 2005 we call them as DMV;s and DMF's that have redefined the way administration would be done. From a better availability and secure code perspective it must be noted that introduction of SQLCLR reduces the need to host and run buggy extended stored procedures. Hence it is better ... If there is a need to use SQLCLR in the unsafe mode then the person deploying must have sysadmin previledges. hence I would say, dont deploy using a sysadmin previledge, doing this you will be able to find what the code will be doing behind the scenes and how safe it is. Using the safe operation is highly recommended and most of the activity can be achieved with this functionality.


    Hmmm ... I had lots to talk and very less time. Hence would have been a bit fast Smiley. Will take care next time round. Thanks for your feedbacks. I will work on the other request and try to give you some more examples. Catch the SQLCLR Team blog at: This has some fabulous implementations and interpretations of using CLR inside SQL. Couple other resources include: and

    Hope this helped.

    Vinod Kumar
    MVP-SQL Server
  • Vinod M Kumar (MVP) - Talking about SQL Server

    Hi all,

    Thanks for the feedbacks.

    Potty: Given the timespan I just gave an overview of the features. For a matter of fact we can take detailed sessions on each topic for hours though.

    Abhishek: Comminities are close to my heart too and for the very reason had to highlight some of the activities that we do in Bangalore, India. I think we will get more people interested in doing cummunity activities.

    Tekmaven: Your concern and *assumption* is like what most of the people think. I recently wrote an article "Making the most of CLR" for SQL Server Magazine on this very topic. If you have a subscription then read it: It is NOT always that CLR will be slower than T-SQL. Yes, for data intensive tasks the bet would surely go for T-SQL as it is closer to data. But on the contrary think of all the other activities that T-SQL is not elegant or should I say optimized for like heavy string manipulations, math calculations. Here I see CLR can surely outperform. Typical example would be to use RegEx type of funtionality that sometimes would be impossible to implement. Next as discussed in the video trying to write Extended Stored procedures or calling a webservice, implementing system operations as Eventlog or File IO operations. I feel here CLR does get an edge. So we need to weigh our options before implementing them. Just my $.20 ...

    Hope you liked the video.

    Vinod Kumar
    MVP - SQL Server