Tag Archive | SQL Server

Don’t Duck On Responsibilities

Don’t Duck On Responsibilities

Being a data professional you assume a certain amount of responsibility. It often requires having the right attitude and an action plan in place for finding the solutions to our problems at hand. Too many times we attack the symptoms causing the issue, but overlook the root cause. The quick Band-Aid fixes are found many […]

A Letter To A Younger Yates

Hello much younger Yates. Hope you’ve been doing well. Why don’t you pull up a chair and stay for a few minutes so we can talk and maybe help another data professional that is just starting out on his or her journey. Nah, it won’t take us a long time to get through our talk, […]

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 3

PASS Summit Live Keynote – Release 3

  Justin Silver, Scientist Pros, takes the stage…… Taking data science out of the lab settings and placing it into real world scenarios. Azure has tremendously been able to allow enhanced functionality into the realm of data science bridging the gap 100x faster with SQL Server 2016. Microsoft is the only vendor that has the […]

Ten Essential Traits for DBA Success

Ten Essential Traits for DBA Success

There is greatness within you whether you believe it or not. Over the years there are certain skills that have helped me along the way that, in turn, may help you along your journey. These traits are by no means written in stone and some will not agree that these are important and that’s okay; […]