Monthly Archives: January 2013

A New Type of Colocation Facility

Many of us in the technology industry have worked with a data center of some sort. It might be a closet in our employer’s building, a dedicated room with separate power and cooling, or perhaps rented space at a data … Continue reading

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SQL and Skiing – SQL Saturday #183

This weekend of SQL Saturday #183 in Albuquerque, NM. It’s the first SQL Saturday in that state, and it’s a relatively short drive from Colorado. Six hours from my house, S of Denver, and a nice city. My brother used … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Graph

Google does some amazing things. In many ways I like the company and their emphasis on data. I’m not sure I’d want to work there or fit into the culture, but the company tackles some problems that could really change … Continue reading

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Acing an Audit

I’ve been through relatively few audits in my database career. I’ve worked in a few industries that didn’t require them, and avoided the stringent requirements of PCI and HIPAA. ISO 9000 was the first audit I encountered and I had been preparing for Sarbanes-Oxley (recently passed) when … Continue reading

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