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Mala's Data Blog

My name is Malathi, a.k.a Mala - I am a DBA turned BI/Data Science person, working with SQL Server since 6.5. I am also founder of the Louisville SQL Server user group, organizer of 8 SQL Saturdays, Regional mentor for northeast, and 12-year PASS conference attendee. In my spare time I love to garden, travel, read, paint, and do yoga.

Archives: October 2016

PASSion Award and what it means to me

2016 is going to be a special year in my life. There was an article on Oscar awards a while ago – on reasons why the oscar is the most watched awards ceremony around the world. No, it is not just because of movie stars. Everyone, secretly or publicly –… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 31 October 2016

Days 1,2 and 3 of PASS Summit 2016

Today is Thursday, October 27th already. For some of us the summit begins monday – with precons and PASS Volunteering related meetings on Tuesday. For most other attendees the first day was Wednesday.

I arrived in the afternoon on Sunday with six other friends from Louisville,including my good friend Chris… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 27 October 2016

Sending Trevor love…

As some of you may be aware – fellow SQL family member, PASS Director, SQL Server MVP, founder of SQL Cruise and a good friend to many of us – Tim Ford – has a young son Trevor Ford who was recently diagnosed with a rare allergic drug reaction called… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 26 October 2016

TSQL Tuesday #83 – The Stats update solution

TSQL Tuesday is a monthly blog part hosted by a different blogger every month – it was started by Adam Machanic. This week’s TSQL Tuesday is hosted by Andy Mallon – the topic is ‘We’re dealing with the same problem’. I have chosen to write about a common problem… Read more

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Posted in Mala's Data Blog on 11 October 2016