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Competence trumps a good cultural fit

Phil Factor reflects on how the people who made the industry great, in the past, were often eccentric, rebellious, odd, truculent, but all blessed with the gift of creating wonderful software. Today, such people would struggle to get pass the first interview.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/09/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The MCM Program is dead. Long live the MCMs!

Grant Fritchey on why he takes a dim view of most certifications, and why the MCM was different.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2013/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Loss of Trust

The news about NSA spying keeps coming out, and apparently includes corporate communications as well.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/09/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Patience

Technical debt is frustrating but dealing with it requires patience. Louis Davidson explains why.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/09/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Guidance

This week Steve Jones echoes advice from Grant Fritchey: be cautious when giving advice.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/08/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DEF CON SQL

An impromptu hacking session, in response to an inexplicably-changed password, reminds Rodney Landrum of some valuable lessons for every DBA.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2013/08/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Some Relevant PowerShell Books

Phil Factor leafs through a few of his PowerShell books in his library, and considers which are his favorites  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/07/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Baselines

It is very difficult to pinpoint what ails a server, just by looking at a single snapshot of the data, or to spot retrospectively what caused the problem by examining aggregated data for the server, collected over many months. The answer? Baselines.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/07/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Reorg

Microsoft announced a major reorganization this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/07/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Who's Got Your Data?

The state of data security might get worse in the future as more companies gather and share more data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Achieve Better Performance

This week Steve Jones talks performance and a few things you might want to do that can help your career and employer.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/07/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Great DBAs do <blank>

We know a lot about how great exponents of the DBA profession work, but the role is changing rapidly. What makes a great Data Scientist? Or a great BI specialist?  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Trust

Why does the IT industry seem to act and run so differently than many other industries? Steve Jones takes a stab at explaining this.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/06/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBAs and the Fear of Time Off

Rodney Landrum on why many DBAs find it hard to ask for, and take, their due DBAcations.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2013/05/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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Powershell for DBAs

Powershell is a great tool for helping you work with multiple instances of SQL Server. This week Steve Jones talks about how and why you might want to get started.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/05/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Science Sanity Checks

Phil Factor on three "sanity checks" that any data scientist must perform in order to prevent businesses from interpreting data analysis errors, or fraudulent activity, as real trends.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/05/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The State of the Cloud

The state of cloud computing is confusing and unstable. Steve Jones has a few thoughts about the good and bad things in this industry.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/05/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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BACPACs be gone: Managing real backups in Azure

While backup to the Cloud may be useful in terms of optimizing storage across the enterprise, for DBAs it remains essential that they retain fast, easy, access to the backup files. Azure Explorer is a free tool that might help.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/04/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Bad Data Costs Lives

Either data is right or it is wrong. There is no in-between. Phil Factor examines a recent scandal that hit the health care system in the UK to highlight why it's so important that we, as data professionals, ensure responsible use of data and respect for data quality.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/04/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Memory Cube

A new memory technology has the potential to dramatically speed up access for computer systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/04/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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