Good reads from around the Web.
It’s Something For The Weekend(SFTW) time, I hope you’ve had a great week.
Those rather nice chaps over on the Toad World Community have only gone and made yours truly their SQL Pro of the Month. Far too generous an accolade.
Here’s your weekly roundup of SQL Server Blog Posts, News and Technology Stuff. Enjoy….
From the SQL Server blogs
- 5 Ways To Verify What Your Big Data is Telling You – Are you seeing the big picture of your Big data – it’s Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Understanding the Row Chains of Hash Indexes – More SQL 2014 insights with Tony Rogerson (Blog|Twitter).
- Curious Partition Function Behaviour – Curious partitioning behavior caught in action by Thomas Kejser (Blog).
- Why I Work With SQL Server – Mike Fal (Blog|Twitter) on why he’s sticking to his guns, for now.
- What Would a SQL Server Experience Index Look Like? – Exploring the idea of giving your SQL Server instances a performance score, it’s Brent Ozar (Blog|Twitter).
- Who Owns SQL Backups? – Robert L. Davis(Blog|Twitter) shares his thoughts.
- SSMS Trick: Edit Large Procedures with the Splitter Bar – A super quick tip from Kendra Little (Blog|Twitter). Why did I not know about this!
- SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for January 2014 – Glenn Berry (Blog|Twitter)
- Database in Source Control – Flying the DevOps flag high, it’s Grant Fritchey (Blog|Twitter). Make sure you read the comments.
- A row with no fixed length columns – Classic SQL internals, using DBCC Page, with Kalen Delaney (Blog|Twitter).
- How To: Restore the Master Database in SQL Server 2012 – An essential DBA walk-through courtesy of Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
- Doing More With Less – A novel approach to solving an ETL requirement, shared by Robert L. Davis(Blog|Twitter).
- What Does a Good Mentor Do for You? – A closer look at the desirable qualities of a good mentor, it’s Kevin Kline(Blog|Twitter). Great advice for both being and finding a good mentor.
- Inside Hekaton Natively Compiled Stored Procedures – SQL Server 2014 – A look at native code compilation.
Book of the week: The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win – This week Grant Fritchey was waxing on about the benefit of DevOps and he’s right! His post reminded me of a fantastic book I read last year that really helped me to understand the business angle for adopting a DevOps philosophy, never-mind the technical/implementation details. It’s not the Development team you need to convince of the benefits. This a great book for you senior Data Professionals to consider.
SQL Community Forum
Being discussed right now in the SQLBrit Community Forum
- Low Cost + Great Return
- SQL MCSA – Help my chances for a dba position
- Second Verification Deployment Process
Other Stuff Worth Reading
- The Database Administrator is Dead – TheNextWeb
- Apple to refund $32.5m to parents – BBC News Technology
- Oracle spoils your day with NEARLY 150 patches – TheRegister
- Where next for ‘new’ Google? – BBC News Technology
- Senior managers are the worst information security offenders – (In)Secure
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