Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Good Use for Hadoop

Netflix is an amazing company. I’ve been a customer for over a decade, starting with the well known red envelopes that moved DVDs through the mail. Since then I’ve continued to subscribe as a streaming company and have enjoyed quite … Continue reading

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Grabbing Fitbit Data

Recently the T-SQL Tuesday topic was Power BI. A cool topic, and an interesting application. I saw Rob Farley build a dashboard based on his Fitbit data. That was intriguing, so I went to get my data. I’ve worn a … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2016: The Data Protection Version

I’ve spent a few years working with SQL Server encryption and security, trying to educate people on the various capabilities involved. There are some nice features available in the platform that can help you run a more secure SQL Server, … Continue reading

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SQL Saturday Headshots

This past weekend was SQL Saturday #478 – Albuquerque, and I was happy to have the chance to attend again. I was at the first two, missing last year with another event. It was good to go back, and carpool … Continue reading

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