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

Mar 28, 2019

Early in my career we had a folder that contained our source code. Each of us developers would copy the folder to our workstation and work on our code. To prevent issues, we had read only access to the main folder.  When we thought work was finished, we had to set up a meeting with two other developers, print our code...


Mar 26, 2019

I was reading a fascinating paper recently about autonomous cars. I'm actually excited about having a car that can drive itself, though I think this is likely quite a few years away, despite the hype. Ever since I read Red Thunder, I've thought that we would first get full time autonomous cars that would either be...


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...