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  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 can read for yourself how they are...

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?...

the 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...