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Cloud Services. Waiting for the 'paint to dry'?

Despite recent 'outages', The canny CIO will make use of the obvious advantages of public cloud services where it risks neither security or availability. Adoption of the Cloud services and platforms is going to be most effective where the Cloud’s advantages of rapid scalability can be harnessed.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/03/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data Loss

A new study shows potential corruption issues with solid state drives when power is cut under a load. That can have implications for data professionals as more databases incorporate SSD storage.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/03/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Deploying Databases to the Azure Cloud: an extended plea

Is there a sound technical reason why SQL Azure can't support extended properties?   Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/02/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Are Triggers a "Legacy" Feature?

It is late evening. Something is wrong with a database. You narrow down the possibilities, getting more frustrated and puzzled. Stay calm. Check the inputs systematically. No! The data going into that table is right, but when you then read it in the table, it's wrong. Why did I stop believing in the supernatural? Then it hits you. Every time it comes as a surprise. They're using triggers. (This editorial was originally published on Nov 10, 2008)   Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/02/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Rethinking Your Design

This week Steve Jones notices some good advice from Brent Ozar and the fastest query in your database.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/02/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBA Hypochondria

It is easy to become overwhelmed by server symptoms (aka metrics), in the forlorn hope that the more we collect, the clearer a picture we'll assemble of what ails the server. We should, of course, be looking at the whole patient.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Not Pulling the Plug Out

Phil Factor on his renewed appreciation for the "customer-focused" culture of the Data Platform Group at Microsoft  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/01/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Data Scientist

Phil Factor on why Data Science is about much more than just clever visualizations and big data.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/01/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data science
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The Java Danger

This week a vulnerability in Java has prompted a large scale notice to the general public.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Amnesia

Louis Davidson explains why DBAs often need a healthy dose of selective, enforced amnesia about the pain of previous failures.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/01/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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'At-Rest Data-Leakage': The Euphemism

If you let working drives leave the building in a readable state, you’re unintentionally in the publishing business.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/12/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBAs Take Sixth Place

The hot jobs for 2013 are compiles and a number of tech jobs make the top 100. DBAs come in 6th and Steve Jones thinks that's good news for data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/12/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Being Replaceable

Louis Davidson describes why all DBAs should strive to be replaceable, and what that really means.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2012/12/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Feedback is Encouraged

Microsoft is asking for feedback, more and more from customers. Steve Jones sees that as a good thing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/12/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Password Insecurities

Tony Davis argues that the Standards and best practices exist to avoid being hacked, but implementing them requires time and investment and often there simply doesn't seem to be the will to do it.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2012/11/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SSD Lifetimes

This week Steve Jones looks at the expected lifetimes of SSDs and finds one that might be a nice upgrade for your system.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Open Data

Today Steve Jones talks about Open Data, and what it might do for you.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/10/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Your Password has Failed the Test

Your data is in the public domain and as a DBA you need to be very familiar with what it is possible for the sinner to do with a handy password, and how easily that sinner can get hold of it.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/10/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fragmentation Fear

Index fragmentation can certainly cause performance problems, but should it really dictate the way we design our clustered indexes?  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2012/10/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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IT is Looking Good

The forecast for IT work is growing. That's good for those of us working in the field.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/09/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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