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

Mar 26, 2019

This occurred to me recently, and I'm wondering what some of you think of as the answer to this question: when will you expect to no longer install SQL Server?

It's not that I think many of you are retiring from SQL Server work. It's not that your organization won't use SQL Server. It's that I wonder if we'll stop...


Mar 25, 2019

What's Worse than Announcing a Data Breach? You might think that's the worst thing that you could tell your boss these days. Imagine discovering that sensitive data has been exposed and you need to go inform an executive. Hopefully no one is looking to punish the messenger, but it will still be a very...


Mar 22, 2019

I ran across a data breach at Dow Jones, the parent company of the Wall Street Journal newspaper. Apparently there was a database export that was stored on an Amazon S3 bucket. A security researcher discovered this and notified the company. Once the issue was corrected, the article linked above was published.

The...


Mar 14, 2019

After SQL Bits this year, there was a discussion on Twitter about the length of the sessions and what attendees would like to see. The event ran 50 minute sessions, and that wasn't appreciated by some speakers. It's an odd length, and one that few events use. Even SQL Saturdays often do at least 60 minutes, though...


Mar 14, 2019

When I started to work more closely with the product development teams at Redgate Software, I found it interesting that we devoted so many resources to user experience, testing, and other non-development tasks. Coming from more focused groups, this was new to me. At times this felt like an indulgence, and at times a...