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Regular Columnist: Steve Jones

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My background is I have been working with computers since I was about 12. My first "career" job in this industry was with network administration where I became the local DBA by default. I have also spent lots of time administering Netware and NT networks, developing software, managing smaller IT groups, making lots of coffee, ordering pizza for late nights, etc., etc. For those of you interested (or really bored), you can check out my resume.

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A Good Use for Hadoop

Netflix has a good use for Hadoop. Loading PB of data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Server 2016: The Data Protection Version

Today Steve Jones looks at the security enhancements in SQL Server 2016  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server 2016
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Data for Ransom

Today Steve Jones looks as ransomware and the issues that may affect databases.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Power BI Week

This week Steve Jones looks at the Power BI platform.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Interesting Data Centers

Today Steve Jones looks at the places in which our hardware is stored.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Should Production Databases Be in a VCS?

Steve Jones talks version control, but from the production perspective.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Push to Upgrade from SQL Server 2005

There's a push to upgrade those SQL Server 2005 instances with support ending this April.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Zero Downtime for 2016

Someone made a call to architect zero downtime for databases. Steve Jones isn't sure this is the best thing you could do.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Forcing Strong Passwords

Passwords are always a challenge, but are bad passwords the users' fault? Steve Jones has a few thoughts.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Reasonable Timeframes

Steve Jones talks about the timeframes for updating and fixing security problems in applications.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Digital Woes of Public Records

Public records have been open in the past, but today's digital access might mean problems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Culture and Performance

Culture is important at our workplace. Steve Jones notes this can be important when trying to get the most performance from your employees.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The New Operating System

We have an operating system for how our organizations are run. Steve Jones talks about a new one that might be important for the world rules by software.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 133 reads

Queues in Databases

The idea of using a queue in a database is one that some people try to avoid, preferring to use a messaging service. However, Steve Jones notes that this isn't always necessary.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Maybe Security is Harder than Rocket Science

It's hard to build strong security over time, but it's worth the effort. Steve Jones notes that even smart people have problems implementing strong security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who's Got a Preteen SQL Server?

This week Steve Jones wonders about the age of your instances and whether you are planning on upgrades or aware of how many out of support instances you might have.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: (not yet rated) |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 165 reads

What is the True Version of Code?

What version of your code is the true one? Steve Jones talks some version control today.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/02/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Training at the Top

Today Steve Jones looks at security training and the need for understanding from upper management.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Security Convenience

Security is always a hot topic, and Steve Jones notes that we should be specific when we work with security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
Rating: |  Discuss |   Briefcase | 117 reads

Tracking Professional Athletes

Today Steve Jones looks at the use of tracking sensors to gather spatial data on professional athletes for later analysis.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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