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It’s that time of year again. The time when we find many “year-2016-in-review”, “what-to-expect-when-you’re-expecting-2017”, and “resolutions-you-will-not-follow-in-2017” articles littered about the series of tubes known as the internet. ...

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....

Many DBAs liken their roles to being a mechanic, and with everything under the hood of SQL Server these days I think an F1 mechanic is an apt comparison....

Last night it occurred to me how many lessons there are in the movie Elf for DBAs and sysadmins in general. So I decided to write a quick holiday post today using quotes from the movie. As always, you're welcome. ...