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

Oct 15, 2018

I've run across a few customers that are adopting DevOps processes for the database. This makes sense as I deal with Redgate Customers, many of whom are doing this. As they adopt a Compliant Database DevOps process, it seems often that there is a push for database developers to react to feature requests quickly, at...


Oct 11, 2018

The process of building ETL flows is cumbersome and time consuming. Many consultants have made a lot of money by building ETL processes that manage the movement of data in and out of databases, including to data warehouses. There is a lot of importance placed on consistent, quick, and accurate data loading. In fact,...


Oct 8, 2018

This is a hardware post, and not at all database related, but it reminds me of troubleshooting problems in my career, and of a lesson that I thought I'd learned well. Apparently that isn't the case.

Over the last year I've been using a tablet to record my daughter's volleyball matches. We've saved off the video...


Oct 5, 2018

One of the things that I've seen talked about quite in the DevOps movement is a single pane of glass. That phrase seems to be in use to describe a way of quickly understanding the state of your environment. It could be the view of the software versions deployed in environments throughout the development process or the...