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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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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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