He's baack! If you missed the first presentation in March, due to inclement weather, and you are local, or in the NY/Central NJ area, come see Kevin S. Goff, June 10, 2015 @ 6:00PM TONIGHT!, in Iselin, NJ's Microsoft Office, hosted by the Central New Jersey SQL Server User's…
Well I’m not a data modeler, nor do I play one in the corporate world. But it is TSQLTuesday No. 72, and I have my tales to tell. Mickey Stewe, (b|t), aka @SQLMickey, database architect, whose focus is on data modeling, has invited… Read more
As of October 1, 2015, I am no longer a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. Countless of my colleagues met the same fate, as the future of our SQL MVP award was in doubt. Where does that now leave us? Yes, it is true, we are no longer… Read more
It's your first day at Corp of America as DBA. The old DBA left. The sysadmins are managing the SQL Servers. And the developers have free reign on ad-hoc code deployments. Critical reports are running slow. The project managers have past deadlines due to immediate concerns of performance issues on…Read more
Following up on my previous blog on introducing the “Social DBA”, I spoke about the concept of leveraging social networking to excel in your professional database career. The Microsoft SQL Server technical community is quite a unique and diverse bunch, with the commonality of SQL Server technology… Read more
Welcome to the 21st century! 20th century habits die hard! What am I talking about today? I’m talking about the virtuous virtue of virtual vocations, more commonly known as Telecommuting or Remote Work. With today’s technology, companies should be adapting more widely to this strategy, and actively creating… Read more
Are you a Social DBA? No I don’t mean that you are a DBA and attend a myriad of merry mixers, networking events, post SQLSaturday soirees, or PASS parties. (Yet that’s a great way to make connections, and build your professional database of career-complimenting contacts.) I’m talking about putting… Read more
People ask me all the time how to become a DBA. This is a topic that so many colleagues of mine write about, and talk about in their professional development tracks. The more important question is once you “are” in the role of DBA, what to do next? Read more
PearlKnows WeB log, Stardate 2015.9.8: This week’s topic is strategies for managing an enterprise, brought to us by one half of the Midnight DBA train, SQL MVP Jen McCown. This is a great topic, and you don’t have to be a Captain Kirk, although he did pretty… Read more
Below is the original article in its entirety, that was published on the Americas MVP Community Facebook page, on July 18th, with respect to SQLCommunity and the Nepal earthquakes back in April/May 2015.
Tomorrow Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 6PM EDT, my friend and SQL MVP colleague, Edwin Sarmiento will be in town to deliver a great presentation to the Central New Jersey SQL Server User Group (CNJSSUG).
Details below, reproduced in this blog,
Architecting a SQL Server Availability Groups Topology
We have another great 1-DAY training workshop coming to New York City at MS NYC HQ 11 Times Square on August 27, 2015! It's not SQLinTheCity, but Red Gate Software will be in town with SQL MVP Ike Ellis (b|t) who will be hosting a Database… Read more
Coming this Saturday, upstate rules, the official capitol of New York State is #SQLSat386, in Albany! Check out their event home page for more details of speakers, sponsors, sessions, and registration. The event will be held at SUNY Albany Campus - Map, July 25, 2015 at SUNY Albany,… Read more
The PASS Performance Virtual Chapter’s 2015 Performance Palooza is tomorrow starting at 10AM Central Time! This event will feature presentations by John Sterrett, Warner Chaves, Andy Galbraith, Matan Yungman, Neil Hambly, Tim Mitchell, Trayce Jordan and Mike Fal. All sessions will be… Read more
Happy T-SQL Tuesday, July 14, 2015! (I have been time traveling, and now back on this continuum ;-) @SQLBek, Andy Yun, has launched his own “Just Say No” campaign, and that is in the form of this month’s terrific T-SQL Tuesday topic, #68, “Just Say No To… Read more
Kicking off the SQLSaturday#410 event down in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is the Pre-Con event Tune Like a Guru, by SQLGuru Kevin Boles, covering a wide array of topics that form the backbone of my SQL Server performance analysis and tuning work. As a long-time relational engine consultant Kevin has repeatedly found… Read more
June 13, 2015 - SQLSat379: Just wanted to make mention of the upcoming SQLSaturday#379 down in South Florida, it will be a hot sunny day, but what's so unusual about that? There will be a great event going on with an excellent line-up of speakers. See full schedule here.… Read more
Announcing my new book available in hard copy and eBook, HealthySQL - A Comprehensive Guide to Healthy SQL Server Performance, by Apress Publishers.
If you are a DBA, or anyone managing a SQL Server environment, then you will need to get this book. Please see below an initial description, and… Read more
Originally published May 2014:
Well, as all folks in the United States know, this weekend we celebrate Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2015. While many of us who will enjoy this extended long weekend with our family and friends, barbecues, picnics, amusement parks, shopping and the beach, we should… Read more
On an otherwise uneventful, other than the normal busy, plate full, heading towards the US holiday weekend, middle-of-the-week, over the hump day, a personal achievement has been officiated this day, Wednesday the 20th of May, 2015. Definitely not on the scale of the day of infamy, maybe… Read more