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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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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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