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From the Editor's Desk...

I Need a New Name for Snail Mail  -  Email is being replaced with much quicker forms of communication as a standard technique, and has now become for me the definition of "Snail Mail". So, now what do we call mail sent through the postal service?

The Problem with Processing at Light Speed  -  Yay! We can work with workloads as fast as they can be recognized, parsed and presented... Yay! Oh... wait. Big Microsoft oops in how data was applied.

SQL Azure Ready for Prime Time  -  SQL Azure now provides point in time backup and restore capabilities. In my opinion that, along with guaranteed performance levels make it a true contender for enterprise level database hosting.

Big Data Ethics and DBAs  -  Big data-oriented systems bring with them a new layer of responsibility and ethics for DBAs. Or do they?

Using the Model Database  -  The Model database is often ignored in many SQL implementations. Using it discretely can simplify your life.

Continuous Updates  -  What if your operating system was updated Monthly? It may be the standard release process from Microsoft after releasing Windows 10. Can you live with that?

Email Automation  -  Email Automation is something we have been doing for years. The possibilities and the risks have changed over the years. What are the tools we should be using today, regardless of platform or operating system?

Housekeeping  -  Today I am catching up on a backlog of reader responses for various editorials. Check out this entry with responses on the Role of the Emerging DBA, Optimized Creation of data for a Tally Table, and Traits of a good Software Developer.

A Case for Avoiding Null  -  Once again I am reminded that the use of null when it isn't essential comes with a price. Here's another example.




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