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Editorial Republish: The Value of Data

I’m busy today, in the Redgate office, rehearsing and practicing for the SQL Privacy Summit. Today I’m republishing The Value of Data.

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Auto-Deleting Data

Email has been a part of my life for well over nearly thirty years. It’s kind of amazing to think of a time back in high school when there weren’t electronic communications. That seems foreign now, as we don’t have … Continue reading

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Believing the Data

This is interesting to me. Let’s leave aside the moral, ethical, or political sides of this. Let’s just look at the data. A cop gave a ticket to a self driving car. Apparently the officer thought the car was within 10 … Continue reading

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Innovation Needs Information

We are great about sharing knowledge in the technical community. I think the SQL Server community is even better than most technologies as we do a good job of doing so without the rude RTFM that I find in other … Continue reading

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Unstructured Data

Is unstructured data a bad term? I saw some data professionals complaining about this, saying all data is structured. That’s usually true. A CSV, even a ragged one has structure. XML and JSON have structure, even if it might vary … Continue reading

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The Randomness of Analog

One of the joys for much of my early life was walking through a library, looking for a book to curl up in the corner with and read. As a young boy, I would walk to a local library and … Continue reading

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More Open Data

Steve Ballmer retired from Microsoft almost three years ago. It seems like a small eternity, and since his purchase of the NBA Los Angeles Clippers, I haven’t heard much about any ventures with which he’s been involved. Apparently, he’s spent … Continue reading

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We are All Data Companies

I have seen more than a few people note that every company is a software company. Or that every company should be a software company because software is becoming so important. I’m not sure that’s true. My mechanic certainly uses … Continue reading

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Local Database Issues

There was a report that Spotify is writing lots of junk data to users’ local drives. Some people have noted GB a day or writes, even when they aren’t using Spotify for listening to music. Some debugging by users show … Continue reading

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The Exciting World of Data

I was honored to have the chance to give the keynote at SQL Saturday #520 in Cambridge this year. This was a quick keynote, and it was fast. I didn’t record it, but people seemed to enjoy it, and I … Continue reading

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