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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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The Longevity of the Relational Database

Waves of NoSQL hysteria come and go but the relational database remains, and Phil Factor admires its sheer ubiquity, and ability to provide data integrity and accessibility for a vast tapestry of data categories.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/09/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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Document First, Code Later

Phil Factor on the many advantages of building the code from the documentation. For one, it forces us to learn the language and concepts of the business processes before designing the schema.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/09/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Ego, the Id and the DBA

In most organizations, the DBA team is seriously outnumbered by headstrong developers and clock driven managers, and "great" DBAs will often be outnumbered by...well...the not so great. In order to be heard in this environment, a DBA will not only need to be very skilled, but will also need a healthy dose of ego.  Read more...
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Outsourcing Jobs

This week Steve Jones looks at some of the jobs being outsourced and how that might affect data professionals.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/08/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Brad McGehee Moves On

The SQLServerCentral and Database Weekly editors recognize the contribution of Brad McGehee to the websites and newsletters, and to DBA education in general, over the past 5 years.  Read more...
By Andrew Clarke-161005 2012/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Avoiding Stored Procedures

This week Steve Jones argues against stored procedures. Is it a good argument or do want to stick with your stored procedures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/08/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Windows Server 2012, ReFS and No SQL Server

ReFS, the new file system with Windows Server 2012, should be good news, but its apparent lack of support for SQL Server is a serious concerned for Phil Factor.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/08/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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Don't Share Passwords Across Sites

There is a rippling effect from the hack on Yahoo. Those users and passwords are being used on other sites. Steve Jones reminds us that we shouldn't be sharing passwords, and we should educate our users to do the same thing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/07/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What to look for in an employer

A Job interview for a database Developer is, or should be, a two-way process. They are sussing you out, and you are sussing them out.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/07/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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It's the Journey...

The story of how Shawn McGehee's journey to becoming a DBA started is just one among many thousands, so let's hear yours too!  Read more...
By Shawn McGehee 2012/07/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Six Figures

This week Steve Jones looks at some data professional jobs that pay over six figures.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/07/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Pioneering with PowerShell

In PowerShell, Phil Factor believes we have a true novelty: a Windows Scripting language that outsmarts Perl and Python and Ruby and one that will continue to cause radical changes to Windows server applications, and the tools we use to administer them.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/06/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Redmond Agenda

Is there an agenda in Redmond that looks to the cloud first for new versions of the platforms? Steve Jones thinks if there is, it might be a good thing.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/06/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Tuning People?

Database people are used to changing the hardware of the server on which a problem database resides, or making changes to indexes and database settings, but humans and their organisations are far more difficult to tune and optimise than databases.  Read more...
By Dave Convery 2012/06/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Upgrade Avalanche

This year we will see a large number of upgrades from Microsoft to much of its technology stack. Can IT Pros handle the load?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/06/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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To Specialize or Not to Specialize: that is the $132,000 Question

In a guest editorial, Rodney Landrum reflects on his career path as a an information-hungry generalist.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2012/05/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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SQL Server 2012 Certifications Revamped

Forget what you thought you knew about SQL Server certification, as Microsoft has completely redesigned the SQL Server 2012 certification program, making is more difficult, costly, and time-consuming to attain.  Read more...
By Brad McGehee 2012/05/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: certifications
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Amazon RDs and the PaaS formerly known as Azure

Phil Factor welcomes SQL Server support by Amazon RDS, as an alternative to having Microsoft as service provider as well as software provider, via the PaaS formerly known as Azure.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2012/05/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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