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Watson Freemium

IBM has released a free version of its Watson service to help people perform analytics on their data.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/22 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Swallowing the Camel

By Tony Davis 2014/09/15 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Misconfiguration is a Problem

The configuration of server systems matters. Not just to ensure software runs smoothly, but also for security.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/09/08 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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On the importance of a complete break

If you’re the type who habitually checks work email and thinks about work while on holiday, here’s Gail Shaw's challenge for next time: don’t.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2014/09/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Flash Database

What is the impact of flash storage on databases? There are quite a few, but this week Steve Jones asks if SQL Server should do more to take advantage of them.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Data is Not Always Enough

More data is better, but Steve Jones notes that even that isn't always enough to make decisions count for your organization.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/08/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A DBA at the Opera

In opera, tragedy or absurdity happens because the characters are incapable of standing back, and making a difficult decision. Instead, at every stage, they just drift towards their fate by taking the easy option. Don't let the same fate befall you, as a DBA.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/08/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A IT Consultant for our Times

Phil Factor explains that being a consultant in the latest IT hot topic is a worthy role. Someone has to do it, and Phil explains why.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/07/21 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Back in the USSRS

After a period of abstinence, Rodney Landrum adjusts to life back in the USSRS.  Read more...
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DBAs and the Fear Factor

Louis Davidson on why DBAs ought to do one thing, every day, that is scary.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/07/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: dba
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But, but, but, my data is clean!

Gail Shaw on the challenges of trying to extract meaningful data from a database containing customers who have the name 'Dummy **DO NOT USE**''.  Read more...
By Gail Shaw 2014/06/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: data degredation
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Same tune, different song

It's not new and I'm already doing it. Phil Factor, a.k.a. Methuselah, on Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/06/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database deployment
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Habits and Familiarity

A new series about kicking bad habits reminds Steve Jones that there are good and bad sides to having set practices. Even the best habits you have in technology will likely need to evolve over time.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/06/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Anything Remotely Useful

Phi Factor on how to combine PowerShell Remoting with slick Windows tools such as SQLPSX, Boxstarter and Chocolatey, to automate the development process right through to delivery.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/06/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: powershell
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No reason to abandon SQL

The early signs are that we can now run a SQL-based relational database with distributed execution plans over commodity hardware, leaving just the task of splicing together of the result to the engine itself, then why can’t Microsoft or Oracle do it?   Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/05/26 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Patching Problems

Problems with SQL Server after applying the Windows 8.1 update have Steve Jones concerned about software updates.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/05/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Just Enough know-how

As a professional, our knowledge of a given task should extend, at a minimum, one level deeper than is strictly necessary to perform the task. Anything deeper can be left to the ridiculously smart, or obsessive, or both  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/05/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Call Me, Maybe

Rodney Landrum on his week of responding nicely to unsolicited sales calls.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/04/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Short Stroking and Performance

Disk performance can make a difference to your SQL Server instance. Steve Jones discusses a few things this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/04/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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IT Skills Shortage? No, Just Looking in the wrong place

In which Phil ruminates on the ridiculous idea that we in the West suffer from an IT skills shortage. In truth we have a very blinkered idea of the sort of person who would succeed in an IT Development role   Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/03/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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