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

Apr 13, 2017

It's interesting to look at the data business and how companies view DBAs, database developers, BI developers, data scientists, and more. There are some companies that really see value in our services, and I'm grateful for that. I've been gainfully employed for well over two decades to work with data. There isn't...


Apr 11, 2017

One of the parts of DevOps that is often hyped is the speed and frequency of releases. Starting with Flickr and their 10 deployments a day, to Etsy deploying 50 times a day, we've seen companies showcasing their deployment frequency. Amazon has reported they deploy code every 11.7 seconds on average. That seems...


Apr 3, 2017

It's April 3rd today, and I'm a little sad. We missed April 1 here at SQLServerCentral. The date was on a Saturday, and we don't send a newsletter on that day, so there wasn't any opporunity for a prank. Running one today just doesn't seem right, so we're foregoing our fun in 2017.

Over the years, we've had some...


Mar 29, 2017

One of the comments I've often heard from people that work in IT and haven't adopted DevOps is that the principles and changes required won't work at their organization. Quite a few people think that only small, new companies, like Flickr and Spotify can use the ideas. Plenty of others look at only high-tech,...


Mar 24, 2017

Part of a developer's or DBA's career is getting their work released to some system where others can use the system. Some of us may do this more than others, but we all usually have some role, whether in packaging changes up or actually pushing the button that runs a script or copies files to some live server....