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Archives: August 2011

Women in Technology: A Quick Observation and a Quick Straw Poll

A bit of background:  Those aren’t grand daughters of the Clampetts in the picture at right.  Those are my three daughters and three stepdaughters, all of whom I want to inherit the world – as little or as much as they want to take hold of.  (I already talked a… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 29 August 2011

Upcoming SQLSaturday Events in Omaha and Atlanta!

I’ve had enough time off from traveling after my surgery to finally travel again.  First on the circuit , set for August 27th, is Omaha, Nebraska and SQL Saturday #91.  As a former Crimson Tide alum, I was stoked about going to the University of Nebraska, our once and… Read more

1 comments, 159 reads

Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 17 August 2011

New on “Database Trends & Applications”

In last month’s column, “2012 Might Really Be the End of the World as We Know It,” I described a number of major developments in the IT industry that are likely to disrupt the life of database professionals everywhere.  I categorize those four disruptors – virtualization, cloud computing, solid state… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 16 August 2011

Microsoft Document Watch for Operational Excellence

Back when my day-to-day duties included database administration work and enterprise architecture, I became rather obsessed with the idea of operational excellence.  I read everything I could on the topic.  I made a list of favorites, which became somewhat shabby over time, as I dog-eared important pages and scribbled… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 8 August 2011

ETL Demo with Data From Data.Gov

A little over a month ago, I wrote an article (Is There Such a Thing as Easy ETL) about expressor software and their desktop ETL application, expressor Studio.  I wrote about how it seemed much easier than the native ETL tools in SQL Server when I was reading… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 5 August 2011

Microsoft SQL Server Internals & Architecture Matter!

EPIC FAIL!  This was supposed to go out last week.  But I didn’t schedule it properly, so I’d just like to point out that there are lots of other great webcasts to watch at the Pragmatic Works webcast URL below.  Plus, my session will be available via streaming by the… Read more

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Posted in Kevin E. Kline on 2 August 2011