Monthly Archives: February 2019

Pulling the Plug

I’ve worked on some large scale software projects. For the purposes of this discussion, I’ll define a large scale project as one that takes more than a two man-years to develop. I’ve never spent two years on a project, but … Continue reading

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Changing the Database Collation–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I was testing some changes recently and needed to verify how things worked in a different collation. Here’s the … Continue reading

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The RDBMS is Often the Right Tool

I’ve spent most of my career, actually most of my life, working with relational database systems. I tend to agree with this piece on NoSQL systems being the wrong tool for many applications. I do think that’s the case, though to be … Continue reading

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Should the Data Lake be Immutable?

There’s a concept in computer science of immutability. At a high level, this means once something is set, it isn’t changed. Various computer science languages do this with variables, where values don’t change, though variables can be destroyed and recreated. … Continue reading

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