Tag Archives: Database Weekly

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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Security and Patching Struggles

A couple weeks ago we had a huge security issue with the WannaCry ransomware racing across the world. I was out of the office, and mostly offline, so I was a bit out of touch. However, many organizations were affected, … Continue reading

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The Power BI Pivot

This week we had quite a bit of Power BI content appear on various blogs and sites. Some of this was normal traffic, with Power BI gaining popularity and more data professionals writing about the topic. There are always quite … Continue reading

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More Power in Your BI

I’ve seen lots of data visualization tools over the years. Cognos, Microstrategy, ProClarity, and more. While I haven’t been a BI person for most of my career, in many of my positions, someone has wanted to try some new tool … Continue reading

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The vNext Bleeding Edge

Microsoft has had early access programs for years. I worked at a few companies that were a part of the TAP (Technology Adoption Program) program, and we would get access to code early in exchange for providing feedback and working … Continue reading

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Faster Versions and More Support

When I started working with SQL Server, the versions came a strange paces. Three years between v4.2 and v6.0, but less than 1 before v6.5. Then two years to v7, one more to SQL Server 2000, but five until SQL … 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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Intelligence from Data

There is an incredible amount of data in the world, and all that data is changing the way industries work. That’s the opening to a keynote talk from Jim McHugh at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference. The talk is short, … Continue reading

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