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Enterprise Data World 2015 Recap

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Enterprise Data World in Washington DC. I was not just at EDW as an attendee, I was also presenting two sessions. Since it was my first EDW that meant I had no idea what to expect either as an...

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Presenting This Week: Enterprise Data World

This week I will be attending Enterprise Data World in Washington, DC.I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to present not one but TWO sessions at the premiere data management conference in the world.On Wednesday, April 1st, I will be presenting a session titled "Designing For...

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Changing Default Database File Locations in SQL Server

When you create a database in SQL Server and do not specify a file location for your data and log files SQL Server will rely on the default database file locations as defined in the server properties. You can see these properties for yourself by...

Has your data gone rogue?
Has Your Data Gone Rogue?

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...

Data is the new oil.
Data Is The New Oil

Does the weather affect your sales, either by location or by season?Maybe it does, maybe not. The only way to know for certain is to collect the data. But collecting such data may prove to be more expensive than it is worth. After all, you...