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I've written before about how databases are like a car engine, and DBAs are like a car mechanic. That's been the traditional view for production DBAs for, well, forever I think. And that analogy may have been true at one time, and may still be true for some DBAs. But the industry...

It's this simple: machine learning won't fix stupid. This new wave of monitoring tools will help reduce sys admin headaches but what we really want is for our tools to reduce the amount of time we spend being reactive....

Rogue data is data that is either maintained outside of, or has simply left, the control and security measures used by your company. I have yet to meet any data professional that is comfortable with the idea that their data may have gone rogue. This is especially true whenever the...

Recently (OK, on July 23rd, 2014 to be exact) I co-presented a webinar with Scott Klein (blog | @SQLScott) titled "Know Before You Go: SQL Server on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines". It was a repeat performance of the session we delivered at TechEd in Houston earlier this year. There were a...

Back in March there was an announcement that data compression was available for Microsoft Azure SQL Database (MASD). This was met with much rejoicing. You can read more about the announcement here.Oh, wait...