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I will be doing my Characteristics of a Great Relational Database, which is a session that I haven’t done since last PASS. When I was asked about doing this Summit Preview version of 24 hours of PASS, I decided that I would do this session, largely because it is kind of light and fun, but also because it is either going to be the basis of the end ...
Well, we are finally here at what is the secular version of the holiday season for Microsoft SQL Server nerd types, the week of the SQLPASS Summit. This year, I am speaking 3 times and will also be doing the Quiz Bowl at the Welcome Reception, so I am going to be busy. If you are here and are interested in database design, please do stop by and ...
Assuming all goes as planned, I will be in Columbus, OH this Friday night and Saturday for SQL Saturday 75. I really love SQL Saturday events the best of all of the events because they are very intimate in nature. As a fairly antisocial person, I sometimes get overwhelmed by the size of other events, even the SQL Rally was just barely in my ...
Several attendees at the SQLRally were asking about NoSQL (''Not Only SQL'') and its benefits. This article gives a quick overview: HERE.
Also, two good resources have come out from my friend Guy Harrison. This piece on Cassandra, one of the most popular NoSQL databases, was published a while back in Database Trends and Applications Magazine. I ...
I'm speaking tonight on Top 10 Mistakes DBAs Make at the
Atlanta SQL Server User Group meeting in Alpharetta, GA. You can find
all of the details here.The Best Dang Design Book for SQL Server
Professionals - EVER!I thought I'd liven
things up a bit with a little contest. The rules are simple:
If you don't follow me on ...
I'm borrowing an idea and blog post title from Brent Ozar (Blog - @BrentO). I am honored the PASS Summit 2010 (Seattle, 8 - 11 Nov 2010) would consider allowing me to present. It's a truly awesome event. If you have an opportunity to attend and read this blog, please find me and introduce yourself.
If you've built a cool ...
How 'Bout a Little Context?
Let me be direct with you. I love SQL Saturday.
If it were a woman,
I'd marry it. (Avoiding all extraneous thoughts of what my real wife
would say, etc etc).
Check out this fun Flickr Feed from the recent SQL Saturday in Chicago
or these picks by Jorge Segara (blog
| twitter) to see the ...
Join Us for 24 Hours of SQL Server Training
(with a special focus on SQL Server 2008 R2)Did I mention that your Cohorts in Crime
(that be me
Ozar) are presenting?!?
The FREE 24 Hours of PASS event is bringing an exceptional
lineup of SQL Server and BI experts to your computer starting at
12:00 GMT (UTC) on May ...