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The SQL Professor

Chris Yates is a Database Administration Manager with over thirteen years of experience in the SQL industry. His experience includes design and implementation of both OLTP and OLAP solutions as well as assessment and implementation of SQL Server environments for best practices, performance, and high availability solutions accompanied by a strong development background. He enjoys helping others in the SQL Server community and does this by contributing on several SQL forums, creating “The SQL Professor”, and speaking at several SQL functions. His passion and focus is not only with technology but also helping others along their way and career path.

Archives: November 2015

Why Should Data Professionals Automate?

Take a minute and look around you. Automation is all around you; whether you see it or not processes are automated on all levels of life.

One thing that I’ve noticed among professionals is that “change” is very difficult; while others do not know what to automate.

Time and Value Read more

1 comments, 1,496 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 24 November 2015

HADR Virtual Chapter Involvement

 

I am always looking for ways to get involved within the PASS community. One such way that has become available is the opportunity to get to work with two stellar individuals, one of whom was part of why I became involved within the SQL Community.

John Sterrett (b Read more

1 comments, 469 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 17 November 2015

Community Involvement–Why Wait?

Everyone has a story; some stories are similar while some stories are vastly different. People always make the statement that you shouldn’t “assume” because if you do….well then you know what happens!

I will go out on a limb and gather to say that many fall into the category I… Read more

1 comments, 611 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 12 November 2015

T-SQL Tuesday #72 Invitation – Data Modeling Gone Wrong

T-SQL Tuesday is here again. I’ve had good intentions the past few times this event has come around and even have drafts still waiting to be queued up which I will eventually turn into regular blog posts, but I decided to just make time this month and jump back into… Read more

3 comments, 1,969 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 10 November 2015

PASS Summit Recap and Experience

The day finally came and I was fortunate, no I was blessed to be a part of the PASS Summit held out in Seattle, WA. This year would be my fourth year attending in five years. I did miss when it was held in Charlotte, go figure it was closer… Read more

0 comments, 526 reads

Posted in The SQL Professor on 4 November 2015