Azure Cosmos DB Rising in Latest DB-Engines Monthly Rankings

  The latest DB-Engines Database Rankings are available, and it shows that Microsoft continues to gain ground on Oracle/MySQL: I've been following the DB-Engines ranking for a few years and would encourage you to do the same. The rankings are not an exact science. You...

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Microsoft MVP For the Ninth Time

I am happy, honored, and humbled to receive the Microsoft MVP award for the ninth straight year. I can still recall my first award and how it got caught in the company spam folder. Good times.

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12 Ways Smart Data Professionals Act Stupid

There are many articles available today that help data professionals prepare for job interviews. I have also written my share of articles on the subject. What I don't see are articles that tell you how to be a good data professional once you have landed the job....

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The Future For Database Transaction Units

It was just over three years ago that Microsoft introduced the concept of Database Transaction Units (DTUs). To those of us familiar with SQL Server and SQL Database we all had one question: what the hell is a DTU?

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Security is a Shared Responsibility

It’s too convenient for companies to toss their hands in the air and find excuses to not push forward with upgrading their systems. Security is a shared responsibility.

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SQL Profiler Will Never Die

If you are looking for some fun, and happen to be in a group of SQL Server professionals, just ask them if they prefer SQL Profiler or Extended Events. Then grab some popcorn while you watch the show.

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Book Review: The Death of Expertise

I recently finished reading The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom). I enjoyed the book and wanted to share some thoughts with you. (Or with y'all, depending on where y'all from). Frequent...

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