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Autonomics to Modernize DB Administration

Autonomics to Modernize DB Administration

There is a clear trend to automate and enable computerized tasks to streamline and optimize administrative and maintenance tasks. Many …

Recursive Queries for Hierarchical Data Retrieval

Recursive Queries for Hierarchical Data Retrieval

One of the most fascinating features of SQL is its ability to execute recursive queries. Like sub-queries, recursive queries save us from …

Change Data Habits Before it is Too Late

Change Data Habits Before it is Too Late

The management of data is very similar to the management of one’s health. One way they are similar became very apparent to me recently: …

Introduction to Agile Project Management, Part 4

Introduction to Agile Project Management, Part 4

In the first installment of this Introduction to Agile Project Management series, I wrote about Setting the Scene: why we need to be …


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The Duck-Billed Platypus, or How Strict Data Hierarchies Can Choke You

The Duck-Billed Platypus, or How Strict Data Hierarchies Can Choke You

You might remember back to your early school days, when you learned about the five major divisions of the vertebrates of the Animal …

You Cannot Manage Data from Your Cubicle!

You Cannot Manage Data from Your Cubicle!

GET OUT THERE!!! You can’t do anything of true significance in the data space sitting in front of your computer. You have to get out …

Data Does Not Matter

Data Does Not Matter

The amount of data is growing exponentially. This creates an enormous potential for generating a lot of new information. Yet, all this data …

Understand Relational to Understand the Secrets of Data

Understand Relational to Understand the Secrets of Data

I don’t like talking about the relational theory of data. It is absolutely fundamental to any deep understanding of data, but most …


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