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December 15, 2016

Solvaria Relocates Richmond Headquarters

Richmond, Va., – Solvaria, Richmond’s only IT consultancy focused exclusively on database services and strategic IT leadership, has relocated its Richmond headquarters to Glen Allen. This change will go into effect January 1, 2017.
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November 16, 2016

The BLOB blog

In today’s world of big data, finding ways to store and retrieve it can prove to be a challenge. Gone are the days of just needing to keep words and numbers stored in your databases.  Now we need images, videos, documents, and other non-structured data to be kept and maintained.  So we have BLOBs (Binary Large Objects).   
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November 15, 2016

R&D: An Important Line Item for Every IT Budget

Best Buy and Amazon happen to be two of my favorite places to shop.  The truth is I stop in at a Best Buy or go online to Amazon more than once a week.  Sometimes it is to pick up a cable or piece of hardware for a client or employee, but most of the time it is just to
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November 7, 2016

SQL Server 2016: A Look Inside the Stretch Database

Many industries require keeping records that go back for several years.  However, in reality, only records going back one or two years are often accessed.  These non-accessed records are referred to as “cold data.” Cold data, while rarely accessed, still takes storage space and processing speed. 
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October 11, 2016

B2B Rebrands as Solvaria

B2B Solutions Rebrands as Solvaria
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August 31, 2016

Solvaria Nominated as One of RVA Companies to Watch

For the last three years, Venture Forum has solicited nominations for companies in our community who have the potential to be significant contributors to the area’s future economy. This year, we are thrilled to announce that Solvaria has been included in that list of nominees in the Growth category. The Growth category encompasses companies who are poised for big growth or
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August 9, 2016

SQL Server 2016: Unbeatable Database Security

Last month we started the first of a five part series outlining the five key messages that differentiate SQL Server 2016 from its competitors. Now that we’ve covered what makes SQL Server 2016 an industry leader in mission critical OLTP, we’ll dive into security. Industry Leader in Mission Critical OLTP Most Secure Database Highest Performing Data Warehouse End-to-End Mobile BI on
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July 21, 2016

A Former CIO’s Thoughts from the 2016 Microsoft Partner Conference

Last week, I had the privilege of attending Microsoft’s World Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada alongside 20,000 of Microsoft’s partners. Sitting in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto listening to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella give his keynote address to the World Partner Conference, I started to think about how customers engage with software vendors and consultants, like us. There is this
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June 6, 2016

Support for SQL Server 2005 Has Ended

Extended support for SQL Server 2005 has ended. That means no more service packs, cumulative updates, security hotfixes or anything else for that matter will be released for SQL Server 2005. Ever again. Goodbye SQL Server 2005! You were definitely an awesome jump ahead in the race to organize corporate data. If you’re still running SQL Server 2005 in your
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June 6, 2016

What Happens When Your Organization Grows Too Quickly?

“We’re trying to fit 10 pounds a flour in a five pound bag.” This was the reason given to me during a recent assessment of a company’s IT operations.  The senior IT leader asserted that his department did not have enough resources to address the backlog of outstanding issues that were causing frustration throughout the company.  He said there was
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