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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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Divide and Conquer

Schemas may be largely irrelevant to small databases, where it is no trouble to assign permissions to individual objects, but they are vital for a hard working corporate database that is being actively developed and used by several applications, with thousands of objects that must be assigned the correct permission.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/03/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Getting Started with Azure

Many people have been unsure of cloud computing and what it means for your particular application. Steve Jones notes there's a great new demo that can help you get started exploring the Azure offerings.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Integrated Process for Software Delivery.

Developers, enamored of the integrated approach to Software Delivery, would like to be able to respond to business need in business time, adding functionality when the need is recognized, instead of 6-9 months later after it's gone through the sclerotic IT purchasing and configuration process.  Read more...
By Grant Fritchey 2014/03/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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DBA Dreams

Louis Davidson on the small dreams that DBAs can nurture, each day, to elevate the drudgery of a seemingly banal task into a celebration of purpose.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2014/03/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Risks and Bets

Steve Jones looks back at the T-SQL Tuesday topic this week.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/02/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Mongo Jumbo Backups

Backing up MongoDB is akin to backing up SQL Server databases with a Windows tool such as Microsoft DPM. It removes almost all control over the database backup, and more critically, the database restore operation.   Read more...
By Tony Davis 2014/02/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: database weekly
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SQL Best practices, policies and code-smells.

Phil factor warns against taking SQL Coding 'best-practices' too much at face value. They can, at best, assist in reviewing code, and at the worst they can prevent the developer from finding the best solution.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2014/01/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Redundant Redundancy

When DBAs too often find themselves trading sleep for Megabytes, it's time for a different approach to detection and alerting of disk space problems. So argues Rodney Landrum.  Read more...
By Rodney Landrum 2014/01/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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The Art of Performance

Tuning a SQL Server instance and improving the way it performs is a complex task that many people struggle to complete. In this piece, Steve Jones talks about the idea that it is a science as much as an art.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/01/13 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Regrets of the Last Decade

After Steve Ballmer shares some of his thoughts on his time as CEO, Steve Jones decided to give a few of his own thoughts.   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/12/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Relationally Divided over EAV

A document search on a billion row "EAV" table is predicted to take 134 days. With a few design tweaks and an efficient relational division algorithm, Peter Larsson got it down to milliseconds.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/12/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Going over their heads: IT Decisions

Phil factor points out that Marketing people who appeal directly to enterprise CIOs are generally wasting their time, and are better off convincing IT people in general.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/12/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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What Counts for a DBA: Deduction

Like Sherlock Holmes, a DBA needs the sound deductive reasoning to pinpoint the root cause of a crime, in amongst a thousand interesting but irrelevant details.  Read more...
By Louis Davidson (@drsql) 2013/11/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Cloud Storage. Make it the present instead of the future.

In which Phil Factor wonders why all the different cloud storage offerings are so different, sparse in their features, crude and incompatible  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/11/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Going over their heads: IT Decisions

Phil factor points out that Marketing people who appeal directly to enterprise CIOs are generally wasting their time, and are better off convincing IT people in general.  Read more...
By Phil Factor 2013/12/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Escape from ETL Hell

What often starts out as a simple, quick process, gradually expands over time, as developers use SQL Agent to schedule new data feeds, add more complex transformations...   Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/10/28 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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IT Security

A recent survey says IT security is a major concern for many businesses. Steve Jones wonders why they don't make more of an effort to implement better security in their applications and processes.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/10/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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