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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

Dec 15, 2017

I wrote about shutting down some travel for the foreseeable future. Its been a long couple of years for me. If you look at my speaking schedule, I've presented at an average of 20+ events for the last few years. This year was a few less, but I've had more travel outside of that. By the end of the year, I'll have spent...


Dec 13, 2017

Today is SQL in the City 2017. Once again we're streaming the event online, live from Cambridge in the UK. I've flown over, along with Grant Fritchey and Kathi Kellenberger to entertain you for the day. We'll be broadcasting at 11am in the UK for five hours before we take a short break and return for a 1pm EST start of...


Dec 8, 2017

There are all sorts of interesting debates that developers will have about programming. One of those I've written about in the past is Spaces v Tabs. There's a lot of discussion about that one, and certainly no share of strong opinions. I'm sure there are plenty of other development paradigms and habits that will...


Dec 7, 2017

It seems that I regularly meet people in the SQL community that are asked about moving their datastore to a NoSQL type of database. In a mature system, that might be a conversation worth having, especially if there are issues with handling the workload. I doubt there are many type of workloads that I would think are...


Dec 6, 2017

I used to work for a digital learning company early in the modern Internet. We were ahead of our time and struggled to sell online learning at the turn of the millennium. Bandwidth limitations held back video courses from widescale adoption. I moved on when the company folded, but I've watched other companies start to...