Author: Stephen Wynkoop

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Assessing your SQL Server environment…

It’s a complex topic and area to cover – we’ll be talking about it on the webcast today, but I have questions… With cloud, on-premise, even different ways of implementing both, do you find that assessing your environment has gotten a whole lot more complex? I know with our systems, it sure has. Sure, the basic pieces are there – […]

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SSWUGtv: SQL Injection, Security and Encryption

So much is happening on the data management and protection front. From movies to injection to keys to your data… There are a number of issues to know about on the show today – make sure you check it out and let me know of others we should be watching out for. Here’s a link to the show: https://www.sswug.org/katm/uncategorized/sql-injection-security-and-thoughts

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Data Flows, Movies and the Mouse

Practical application of social data streams is something that should change a LOT to do with our lives. Here’s one example, with all sorts of interesting ramifications…your mood and reception to the movie you’re watching. I saw this post about some work Disney is doing to figure out how people respond to movies. I think it would be fascinating to […]

Important distinctions about working in the cloud
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Important distinctions about working in the cloud

Some real-world distinctions come into play as you implement different solutions – learning as we go, here are some of the things we’re hitting (and hearing from others). First, the distinction outlined in comments yesterday about providers having to control the performance and resource usage of services – this is at the core of one of the differences we’ve come […]

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How do we know the information is correct?

All this sharing of data is moving ahead at such an incredible pace… but I have to wonder, are we missing a piece? I’ve been thinking a lot more about sharing data (as in preventing it unless it’s something you’re supposed to be doing) and then… it got me thinking. What would it take for someone to seed incorrect information? […]

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Ask Forgiveness, Rather than …

I’ve wondered about this for awhile now. You may recall the early massive data losses at major retailers, online services and the like – there was significant uproar over lapsed security and insufficient steps that had been taken to protect information on the systems. In some cases, new best practices were conceived out of the mess. In some cases stock […]

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Architecture of On-Premise Systems

Do you think all of the “aaS” elements change the architecture of solutions built for on-premise systems too? I’ve been reading and hearing more and more that the on-premise architecture bits are expected to take into account cloud bits and pieces too. With things like “database stretch” with SQL Server and all of the functions and services and so-on that […]

Applying AI
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Applying AI

Is AI in your (near) future? How would you see it fitting in – at any level of functionality? It’s a huge push for upcoming releases – at Microsoft Build AI is all over the presentations, the tools, the direction for Microsoft. I wrote briefly about it earlier, talking about SQL Server and the integration of AI and machine learning. […]