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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Summary

For applications that work with BLOB data, the new FILESTREAM feature in SQL Server 2008 greatly enhances the storage and performance of unstructured content in the database by leveraging the NTFS file system. It does this while maintaining logical integration between the database and file system that includes transactional support. As a result, we no longer need to make compromises in efficiency and complexity as we did in the past when making the choice between storing BLOB data inside or outside the database.

You also learned how to use the OpenSqlFilestream native client API function to deliver high-performance streaming of BLOB content between the file system managed by SQL Server and your Windows, Web, and WPF applications. You can ...

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