Administration Azure Azure SQL Database Editorials Encryption/Data Security Ethics Security

Data Architecture Challenge – “Active Archives”

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges that we’re all working through right now is working with the volumes of data on hand, and maintaining it in a usable way. We’ve been working with a couple of different clients to create ways to either use some of Azure’s Elastic Database approach, or move different information bits to different systems that would […]

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Critical Data Recovery is Multi-Faceted

Yesterday, the post was about cyber-attack recovery.  Talking about the need for a more comprehensive recovery mechanism and approach than just “restore to the most recent backup.”  As mentioned, this also applies to failover systems.  In many cases, people will put in failover systems (or cloud-based services that are highly unlikely to go down) and figure they’re covered. But the […]

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Legacy Systems are a Liability

In the past couple of years, it’s come up several times that legacy systems are a challenge to manage… no surprise there.  But what follows that conversation may be surprising – many times companies will take that first step, and decide that legacy systems are actually a liability.  That they’re something that should be removed, gutted, replaced if at all possible. […]