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Are You Wasting Energy?

Are You Wasting Energy?

Often times we as leaders within our respective shops tend to waste our time focusing on the wrong things. Think about that for a moment and think about the team that you are on or that you are leading. I’ve seen it happen among some very talented teams where we (yes I include myself in […]

The Pen Cap

This post is for all you up and coming data professionals out there. Over the course of the last week we had a T-SQL Tuesday block party which I missed. The beginning of the year is a very hectic time at the shop; doesn’t negate the fact that I should have taken time to get […]

Looking Back At 2016

When this blog started back in 2011 I had no idea that it would continue to grow to where it has gotten to today. There have been many learning curves along the way – some fun and some not so fun, but that is part of the journey. Each year since inception this blog has […]

A Data Professional’s Story – PASS Summit 2016

A Data Professional’s Story – PASS Summit 2016

This year is different. Why? I’m not sure yet. There is a lot of reflection going on since my return from PASS Summit 2016. As I look at the long laundry list of “to do’s” to get completed in the office; this past PASS Summit reminded me to slow down and take a minute to […]

PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 5

PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 5

Julie Koesmarno, Senior Project Manager at Microsoft, takes the stage to talk about business analytics utilizing War and Peace. Tracing emotions of each key characters via a heat map…..pretty cool to see application of SQL Light language. Cognitive capabilities managed with big data…… Deep learning is everywhere; this means that SQL Server 2016 falls into […]

PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 4

PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 4

Document DB: Blazing fast planet-scale NoSQL: Guaranteed Low Latency Elastically Scaling Storage Elastically Scaling Throughput No Impedance Mismatch Choice of Consistency Enterprise Level SLA Azure + DocumentDB with leading game technology. A game and TV show integration of Walking Dead that brings exclusive clip content into the game using Azure media services. 15 million installs […]

PASS Summit Live Keynote -Release 2

PASS Summit Live Keynote -Release 2

Rohan Kumar, General Manager of Microsoft, takes the stage hyping up SQL Server 2016. We keep hearing the word “Sharing” among databases. Intelligent Database: In-Memory Analytics In-Memory OLTP Wow, 100X faster analytics + 30x faster transactions Azure SQL database is the first in the world to support HTAP technology Two worlds coming together – industry […]