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AI Regulators

With the GDPR being enforced in the European Union, there are plenty of companies that are getting concerned about the potential fines from regulatory authorities if they aren’t complying with the law, or at least, making an attempt. There certainly … Continue reading

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Do you use DAX?

It’s not that often that I see many posts about DAX. Despite the Data Analysis Expressions being used in Power BI, it seems that relatively few people call this out in their work. Chris Webb writes about it often, and this … Continue reading

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Are you GDPR Ready?

The GDPR is being enforced as of yesterday. It’s been a law for two years, but fines are now going to be assessed for violations. If you’re like me, you’ve been getting a lot of different types of privacy policy … Continue reading

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Taking Shortcuts

Many of us work in situations where we feel pressure to get work done at a pace that’s faster than we might like to move. In some sense, this is the nature of life, where customers and clients always want … Continue reading

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Opportunity or Restriction?

I’ve been at the Redgate office all week, broadcasting SQL in the City and meeting with product teams. Quite a bit of our focus is on the GDPR law, with enforcement beginning in May. We’re building and enhancing tools to … Continue reading

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We Do Need To Upgrade

I advocate that we should get a long life from our database platforms. In fact, I like to think about a 7-10 year lifetime for many of my database instances. That means I’ll get beyond the 5 year lifetime that … Continue reading

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Sizing New Servers

I ran across a post this week from Joe Chang on server sizing. It’s short and talks about some of the issues that you might consider when looking at a single socket v multi-socket systems. What first caught my eye, however, … Continue reading

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Spread the Word about Basic Security

I went with my daughter the other day to set up her bank account. She’s becoming a young adult and this is one of those items we need to get done, especially in today’s world of electronic banking and money … Continue reading

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Backup Preparations

I’m sure that many data professionals recognize the importance of having backups in the event of some issue. Many of you will schedule these as soon as you create a database, and then not think much of the process, ignoring … Continue reading

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The Need for DRE

“Today’s database professionals must be engineers, not administrators” That’s a quote from an interview at O’Reilly on Database Reliability Engineering. I don’t want to quibble about whether those of us working in technology are engineers in name or not, but … Continue reading

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