Category Archives: Editorial

Republish: Selling Automation to Ops

On a plane, back to the UK, so republishing Selling Automation to Ops

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A $3 Billion Donation

Earlier this week, Microsoft agreed to grant royalty free licenses for 60,000 of its patents for Open Invention Network (OIN) members as it joins the group. The patents include a number that affect Android, Linux, OpenStack, and more. As recently as a … Continue reading

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Modeling and Design Are More Important in DevOps

I’ve run across a few customers that are adopting DevOps processes for the database. This makes sense as I deal with Redgate Customers, many of whom are doing this. As they adopt a Compliant Database DevOps process, it seems often … Continue reading

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Self-Healing ETL

The process of building ETL flows is cumbersome and time consuming. Many consultants have made a lot of money by building ETL processes that manage the movement of data in and out of databases, including to data warehouses. There is … Continue reading

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Republish – Normal Data

Busy today at the InfoSec conference, so republishing Normal Data.

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Remember the Simple Things

This is a hardware post, and not at all database related, but it reminds me of troubleshooting problems in my career, and of a lesson that I thought I’d learned well. Apparently that isn’t the case. Over the last year … Continue reading

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The Single Pane of Glass

One of the things that I’ve seen talked about quite in the DevOps movement is a single pane of glass. That phrase seems to be in use to describe a way of quickly understanding the state of your environment. It … Continue reading

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Start the DevOps Journey

More and more, I find that getting someone’s mindset to change is the major impediment to changing to a DevOps process. Once a person starts to believe in DevOps and accept a new way of working, they can rapidly start … Continue reading

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Cloud Backup

I think that backup and restore are the most critical things for any database professional to master. Whether you’re a professional DBA, a developer setting up a system, or a seasoned DBA, I would argue having your data safe is … Continue reading

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Are Indexes Actually Changes to the System?

I haven’t thought about this in some time, but Brent Ozar raises an interesting question: should index changes require change control? I’ve worked in an organization that didn’t consider an index change to be an item that was presented as an … Continue reading

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