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Archives: August 2011

SQL Server, EarthQuakes and the End…Of DBAs?

SQL Server, EarthQuakes and the End…Of DBAs?

What does the advent and integration of VMs, SSDs, and the Cloud mean for the traditional DBA?

These are very distinct and powerful emerging technologies that can and will have a direct impact on the future of the DBA.  Read on to… Read more

1 comments, 2,550 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 31 August 2011

Season of Satan - Earthquake, Hurricanes, Jitters & Twitter

I read Andy Leonard's Blog on Earthquakes and Technology, who thought a helicopter was landing in his back yard (LOL), and inspired me to make the following entry, about my own experience yesterday!

One hopes as the summer season winds down, those lazy days of summer will be quiet, relaxing and… Read more

0 comments, 1,169 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 24 August 2011

Dancing with Denali - CTP3, Product Guide, and More....

Have you ever danced with Denali in the Pale Moonlight?  (Ok, I changed that famous quote from the original Batman movie :-)

As most in the SQL community are already aware, Microsoft has recently released to the public the Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) for the next version of SQL… Read more

1 comments, 2,150 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 18 August 2011

SQLPeople INSPIRE NYC - Coming this FALL - November 12, 2011

Nature abhors a vacuum.  So, when I see so many SQL Server happenings going on all over the country, and indeed the world, I get a little nostalgic and long for the day that once again the big city of the east, NYC will host another super SQL Server… Read more

3 comments, 1,813 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 15 August 2011

T-SQL Tuesday #21 - Yes, Today is Wednesday!

 T-SQL Tuesday #21 - A Day Late and Totally Full of It

Holy Crap!  What in the world are we talking about today?  Well it’s TSQL Tuesday #21, and we’re posting this on Wednesday, and I’m feeling pretty crappy about the whole thing.  So, we… Read more

4 comments, 1,836 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 10 August 2011

Telecommuting - Hype or Happening? - Making the Case to your Higher-ups

We've seen the argument before, that working from home, actually increases productivity.  This is one of the major cases in favor of working from home and telecommuting to your office, and there are many more!  So is telecommuting the wave of the future?  Is it hype, or is it happening?  Well,… Read more

12 comments, 2,474 reads

Posted in Pearl Knows on 1 August 2011