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A while back I wrote a post on the five database design mistakes you don't want to make. I always meant to build slides for the post but never seemed to have the time. I finally found a few odd moments here and there over the past few weeks and...

Cojones.That's about all I could think of when reading this article posted to Forbes.com. [UPDATE: The link at Forbes has been taken down, probably right after this response from Microsoft went live. You can find the original Forbes article in Google's cache by clicking here.] It was written by Bob...

Years ago I was involved in migrating some databases from Sybase ASE to Microsoft SQL Server. The process was a manual one. We had to BCP out the data from ASE into flat files, we had to parse the stored procedures for what would be obvious syntax errors in Microsoft SQL...

Last week I published two posts that had people wondering why I was so anti-Oracle. I'm not anti-Oracle. I am, however, against poor "research" that ends up in marketing materials. And I also believe that Oracle needs to shift their focus a bit in the near future otherwise it may...

Eventually everything will come to and end. For some the end comes surprisingly quickly (see Brothers, Lehman), for others the end comes a bit more slowly (see Oldsmobile) but the end comes. It always does.I was reading an article today where the author suggests that Oracle may be doomed. I...

[caption id="attachment_7667" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Notice they don't list "facts" anywhere?"][/caption]Last year I wrote a book review about The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture. The short of it is this: there is a shortage of fact checkers. And no, having facts checked by a community of...