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When Microsoft announced they were partnering with edX to offer a certificate in Data Science I decided it was the perfect time to dust off my Z-tables....

  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?...

I want to help clear up any confusion around how SQL Server collects, stores, and uses data. I have some thoughts I want to share regarding the updated statement as well as the End User License Agreement (EULA)....

So, while the world’s collective media shine a light on the never-ending list of security breaches, I suggest that there are actually more common, and dare I say, even bigger threats that data professionals need to guard against. Not all data professionals are guilty of every one of these sins;...