Decrypting Our Cerner “BLOB” Data

This was a “no brainer”.  I am intrigued with data compression, particularly in a medical environment (and thus why I co-authored two patents on medical image compression); and I love puzzles.  So this (and the next post) will discuss the path I took to figuring out how Cerner compresses BLOBs. …

Backup SQLExpress 2008

SQL Express 2008 is a wonderful product. Perhaps my view is based on how bad MSDE was and how non-competitive the other “free versions” of SQL have been. But SQL Express 2008 is ready for prime time – although I still prefer the “free” version of DB2 – but the …