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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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NoSQL: Are you ready to compromise with security

Before adopting NoSQL for a commercial application that needs consistency and durability, you need to be satisfied that the product actually provides all those niceties that the user of relational database systems take for granted.   Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/04/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Laziness

Louis Davidson is willing to bet that a relatively small handful of lazy people have done more for the world than all of the hard working people combined.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/03/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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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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