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  • From ElasticSearch back to SQL Server

    Sharing with the community why we decided to move back from ElasticSearch to SQL Server Sometimes it happens: you move to something that is considered cool and bleeding edge back to something that has dust over it. Well, at least this is how SQL Server has been perceived lately by the majority of developers and software architects. Microsoft ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on May 23, 2017
  • PASS AppDev next webinar: “Introducing R”

    On May 25th the PASS Application Development Virtual Group will host a new webinar delivered by the well know Dejan Sarka and the topic will be R ( that is more and more used also by developers: Introducing R R is a free software programming language and software environment for statistical computing, data mining, ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on May 4, 2017
  • PASS AppDev Recording: “Building REST API with SQL Server using JSON functions”

    Last week Jovan Popovic (SQL Server Program Manager for JSON support and other nice things) delivered a very interesting webinar on JSON and SQL Server / Azure SQL for the PASS Application Development Virtual Group. If youre interested in the subject, heres a couple of links that will make you happy: Full recording is on PASS Development ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 30, 2017
  • Data Juice

    The data ecosystem explained in 10 simple images Couple of weeks ago I was explaining how IoT and BigData can be a game changer in sports and human activities. Yeah, its cool to put a sensor in your own grill so that it can automatically tell you the exact time you should change side of your filet, but I think its even more cooler to instrument ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 25, 2017
  • re: Know your data(base), or Introduction to the “For the Better Developer” series

    The question you ask is the &quot;1 Million Dollar question&quot; :) I obviously cannot foresee the future, so it's impossible to say. What I'm sure is that SQL Server is now the most popoular database in the world (, so I would ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 13, 2017
  • PASS Application Development Virtual Group

    I've been involved with PASS, once named Professional Association of SQL Server users, now just...PASS, since 2006 when I stepped up as president of SQL Server Italian User Group. Now that I moved to Redmond, WA, I'm still involved with it, but of course, I'm not leading the Italian User Group anymore. Since I do really think that community ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 11, 2017
  • re: Know your data(base), or Introduction to the “For the Better Developer” series

    Hi Satish the point here is that we &quot;only&quot; have 24h in a day and some of them are dedicated to sleep and other activities...therefore one must choose what to learn and what not, and to which level he want to dig into each choosen topic. I try to do this by being a &quot;Generalizing Specialist&quot;: ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 10, 2017
  • For the Better Developer: Notes

    I want to be clear about the target and the scope of the For the Better Developer series. The articles doesnt want to be 100% precise, but the aim is to give you, the developer, who understand how important in today work is the ability to manipulate data, a good knowledge on how to use some features and not how they really work behind the ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 1, 2017
  • Know your data(base), or Introduction to the “For the Better Developer” series

    After 15 years in Database Performance Tuning, Database Optimization, Data Modeling, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Analytics, Data Science, Data Whatever, Im back in the development space, where I lived also for the first 10 years of my career. Huston, we have a problem After 15 year I still see the same big problem: the huge ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 1, 2017
  • For The Better Developer: SQL Server Indexes

    Indexes? Indexes are a key factor for a database, relational or not. Without indexes the only option for a database would be to read all the data and discard what is not needed. Very inefficient. If a query has a where or a join or a group by clause and you feel performances are not good, before trying to figure out how to cache results in order ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by Davide Mauri on April 1, 2017
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