Tag Archives: Database Weekly

The Worst Data Breech

I noticed this week that Australia passed a law that requires companies to hand over user information, even if encrypted. Quite a few articles that point out this might require backdoors to be created in communication systems to comply with the law. Companies are required to … Continue reading

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Choosing a Career

This was a short week in the US with the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a time when many people in the US have a long holiday weekend and often get together with family for some time away from work. It’s … Continue reading

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The Data Industrial Complex

At a keynote this week (video, transcript), Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, outlined some of the issues that we face in this world where technology is being used to gather, hoard, sell, and use tremendous amounts of data. He used … Continue reading

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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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The Ever Expanding Data Platform

This past week was the 2018 Ignite conference from Microsoft, where we had a number of announcements about the data platform. You can rewatch some of the sessions from the event, and I might recommend the keynotes to see some of the … Continue reading

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We Need Data Privacy Consistency

For most of the last year, I’ve had quite a bit of my time devoted to the GDPR and related topics. My company is affected, as it’s based in the UK. Not only must we comply, but we know many … Continue reading

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We Don’t Have Perfect Information

I was discussing the PASS Summit with someone and they were wondering about building their schedule. Actually, they wanted to pick sessions, but see the choices in a calendar format, but the schedule wasn’t out. My suggestion was to just … Continue reading

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Destroying Data

For many of the data professionals out there, our job is to ensure that data is protected. We work to protect the information in our databases in a variety of ways that allow our organization to continue to work in … Continue reading

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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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