Category: Database

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The Changing Face of Database Performance Management

November 18, 2020

When the world advanced from legacy apps in a single-node database to modern, cloud-native applications and hybrid environments, database administrators were left wondering how the tools and systems built for a central data center were going to keep up. Although traditional legacy apps aren’t …



No, You Still Don’t Need a Blockchain

August 6, 2020

A couple of years ago, I wrote about why you don’t need a blockchain. Blockchain is one long transaction log that always gets written to and is never backed up. It’s a ledger, more or less, with some math. And while distributed ledgers can …


Database The New Different

Outcomes From Home

April 17, 2020

This post is not meant to be a typical “here’s how you work from home” post. This is not a post about routines, habits, equipment, or if you should shower before noon. No, this post is meant to offer my perspective about work, productivity, …



Database 102 – Why Is My Query Slow?

February 14, 2020

As a database administrator (aka DBA, or Default Blame Acceptor) throughout my career, I’ve worked with a myriad of developers, system administrators, and business users who have all had the same question—why is my query (or application) slow? Many organizations lack a full-time DBA, …