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

Dec 31, 2018

Recently we had a webinar with GrantKathiKendra, and myself to discuss the year in review. We talked about our favorite things from the year and made a few predictions for 2019. I like to do this myself every year, usually in a general sense, looking over the entire data platform and technology world. In our...

Dec 28, 2018

It's the final Friday of the year, between the Christmas and New Year days off that many of us have as holidays. Since this is often a very quiet workday, I thought it would be a good day for many of us to stop and think about our future plans for next year.

I write often about career topics, encouraging you to...

Dec 27, 2018

Like a few of you, I've been working with Wordpress as a blogging platform. Over the years I've tried a few different pieces of blogging software, but I really like Wordpress. I'm not alone as there are estimates that 20-30% of all websites run on this platform, including a few you might not expect. I thought 

Dec 26, 2018

I was listening to a talk from Stefan Simenon on their CI/CD transformation within ABN AMRO, a large financial company. One of the interesting things he noted was that they consider open source to be less secure, possibly with more vulnerabilities than in house written software. Their build pipeline will fail if a...

Dec 24, 2018

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the place,

Not a server was stirring, ‘cept the database,

The DBAs sat in dim light, typing with care,

In hopes of how well the deployment would fare.


Their developers were nestled all snug in their beds,

Whilst visions of non-clustered indexes danced in...