Archives: January 2014
I had lunch with an old friend last week. We hadn’t spoken in a while and we were catching up on everything that was going on in our lives. She mentioned that she was looking for a new job, and we got to talking about what she was looking for. Read more
In an ideal world (well, a DBA’s ideal world, anyway) all database servers would have enough memory to hold every last byte of data we would need to store. We wouldn’t worry about disk latency, and PAGEIOLATCH waits would be nothing more than a distant memory. But… Read more
Pop quiz: What does ACID stand for?
That should be a pretty easy question for database professionals:
It’s that last property, durability, that I want to talk about today. Durability guarantees that, when a transaction is committed, it stays committed. The changes made by that… Read more
It’s a brand new year, so start it off right. Cleveland is hosting its third SQLSaturday on February 8, 2014 at Hyland Software in Westlake, OH. (Because where else would you rather be in February than Cleveland, Ohio?) This is one SQLSaturday you won’t want to… Read more