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The Growth of IQP

When Microsoft started to talk about Intelligent Query Processing (IQP) before SQL Server 2017, I wasn’t sure what to think. There was a diagram with 20 things on it, and only 5 were highlighted (you can see that in the … Continue reading

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Daily Coping 3 Oct 2022

Today’s coping tip is to write down three things you appreciate about yourself. I don’t mind self-evaluation, but I struggle a bit to publicly talk about things I do well. Still, it’s a bit of coping for me to become … Continue reading

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How Important is Software?

I have a mechanical gaming keyboard, not because I’m a gamer, but I did want to tactile, mechanical feel and I like the idea of lights on the keys. I’ve enjoyed the experience, but the software leaves something to be … Continue reading

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Cloud Databases

Most of us are used to a database that lives on a server somewhere. It might be in our data center or a VM that exists somewhere, but it’s really an on-premises type of infrastructure. Even if the VM is … Continue reading

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