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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: October 2010

Career Warfare - Book Review

I picked up Career Warfare on the recommendation of a friend that had seen the Modern Resume presentation. I grabbed it as an e-book and have been reading it for the last few months, at a fairly slow pace (for me).

I often read a book in a week, but… Read more

1 comments, 660 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 October 2010

SQLSaturday Advice - Scheduling

One of the things that I’ve seen cause a few headaches at SQL Saturday events is the scheduling. First, before anyone gets upset, I think the organizers have done a good job, and I haven’t really seen anything wrong with what they’ve done. I just think here’s a little room… Read more

5 comments, 482 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 October 2010

One Meel-ee-yon Posts

We crossed the 1,000,000 post mark on SQLServerCentral today and that’s very cool to me. A few others as well since there’s been a “Race to post 1,000,000” thread going for a few weeks.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve reached 1,000,000 posts. On one hand I would… Read more

4 comments, 423 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2010

Speaking Ideas - Plan to End

Over the years I’ve seen probably hundreds of technical presentations. I’ve seen good ones, bad ones, on all sorts of topics, many of which I didn’t completely understand. However a good speaker still leads me down the path of allowing me to connect the dots, or enjoy the talk, even…

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2 comments, 329 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2010


I found a comparison of MongoDB and SQL Server recently, from a C# MVP and a person that works with SQL Server regularly. It’s an interesting read, and on the surface, you might think that MongoDB is much better than SQL Server in terms of raw performance.

That certainly might… Read more

0 comments, 1,591 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 October 2010

SQL Saturday #53 – Kansas City Wrap Up

Another weekend, another new city, another SQL Saturday. This was my first trip to Kansas City, and it was a great time, once again, made by the people I met. I also managed to cross two items off my list of things that I have been wanting to do. On… Read more

2 comments, 1,600 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 4 October 2010

Why Read?

I love to read. Like my friend, Paul Randal (blog, @PaulRandal), I read a lot of books every year, usually over 50. As long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed reading books, primarily fiction, and it’s been a part of my life that I often look forward… Read more

1 comments, 352 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 October 2010

The Land of BBQ

I’m off to Kansas City today for SQL Saturday #53 and looking forward to a great speaker’s dinner tonight at the Royals game. It should be good catching up with a few people I haven’t seen in some time, as well as 4 other speakers who were at SQL Saturday… Read more

1 comments, 341 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 October 2010

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