Monthly Archives: August 2018

Custom Data Purging in SQL Monitor

In talking to a customer recently, they were worried about the amount of data kept by SQL Monitor. That’s a fair concern as monitoring a large number of servers can result in lots of data. As an aside, data management … Continue reading

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Data Clarity

There was an Associated Press (AP) report recently that noted Google applications track your location, even if you’re turned off Location History on your Android phone. The article has details about what the AP noted, as well as the report from some … Continue reading

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Next week is SQL in the City Streamed

This picture is out of date. I’ll make sure we get a new one next week at SQL in the City Streamed that includes Kendra Little. On Sept 5th, is SQL in the City Streamed. Register today and watch us … Continue reading

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Protecting Our Stream of Data

Protecting the data our companies collect is important. Many of us go to great lengths to secure our databases, firewall connections, limit access, and more. However, we can’t secure the data before it gets to us, and that can be … Continue reading

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Redgate Lives DevOps

At Redgate, we release a lot of changes to our products. In fact, this is the “About Redgate” slide I’ve been using in talks related to the company. If you look in the lower right, you’ll see product releases from … Continue reading

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Generating a Constrained Random Date–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. There have been lots of posts on the topic of generating random values, and some great articles. One of … Continue reading

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Limiting the Ability to Concentrate and Collaborate

I used to have an office. I guess I have an office now, but it’s not mine; it’s shared with my wife. As I look back at my career, I realize that I’ve often taken a job that switched me … Continue reading

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Bringing DevOps to #SQLSat Oslo

As my kids get older and I spend less time with them, I look forward to visiting new countries. While I’ve been to Norway and Oslo before, I wasn’t able to make the SQL Saturday last year. I am lucky … Continue reading

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Fun at Work

I am lucky in that I get to travel and speak at a number of events every year. As a result, I meet lots of people in a variety of situations. Many of these places have a social component and … Continue reading

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The Weakest Link

I noticed another data breach recently. This breach was from PageUp, a firm that helps companies find employees. This means that they have lots of information, potentially PII data, and some of it might be out there. Since they provide job … Continue reading

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