Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

voiceofthedba's podcast

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

Oct 27, 2017

When I started working with SQL Server, every server had what we'd call das-dee, or DASD (Direct Attached Storage Devices). These were hard drives inside the same physical case as the rest of the Windows computer. I've added lots of drives to various server systems over the years. As databases grew, we even had...


Oct 26, 2017

Is unstructured data a bad term? I saw some data professionals complaining about this, saying all data is structured. That's usually true. A CSV, even a ragged one has structure. XML and JSON have structure, even if it might vary node to node. Certainly our relational tables are structured and some formats can be...


Oct 24, 2017

There are some people that like working for an organization, sacrificing some compensation and flexibility for stability and security. Others enjoy the chance to experience constantly changing environments and a rich variety of projects at the expense of regularly searching for new work. Neither is necessarily better...


Oct 23, 2017

There is no shortage of webinar events taking place for technology professionals. From our monthly Redgate DevOps webinars to the GroupBy conference to PASS Virtual chapters, there's a huge set of online events that you can attend and learn from. It's gotten to the point where you could have a full time job watching...


Oct 16, 2017

Many people don't see the cloud platform as necessarily better run than what they do in their local data center. That might be true, and certainly the caliber of people, their experience, responsiveness, and more can make a big difference to the way in which any environment operates. One would like to think that...