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Column vs Row

I’ve been working with databases for a long time. They’ve always been relational databases to me, unless they were a key-value, document, or NoSQL class of store. A few years ago at the Pass Summit, David Dewitt gave a keynote … Continue reading

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A Database Playlist for Your Mom

Recently someone asked me if I had a video explaining what a database was. I didn’t, but was curious. Apparently, this person wanted to learn a bit about databases as a layman, someone that isn’t technical and doesn’t want to … Continue reading

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The Database Giveth and Taketh Away

How many of you have ever run a database query with the wrong parameters and produced a report that you sent to fulfill a request? How quickly did you send another note to ask the report be discarded as a … Continue reading

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Common Data Challenges

Working with data has proven to be a challenge for most of my career. It’s been fun, and certainly fulfilling, but there are constant challenges involved. Let’s take away the hardware and admin challenges of keeping systems running, backed up, … Continue reading

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