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News For most companies, development and operation teams play a game of volleyball passing blame on each other when service/product has issues. Lack of communication and understanding between the two, causes costly and timely problems for every company. DevOps is not a title, nor is a position. DevOps is culture represented by a white flag waved from both directions. Cooperation and Communication are at the heart of DevOps. It tears down the wall and pride of these two very valuable entities inside a company and unleashes the power of teamwork towards a common goal!
Erald Gjoni
This past week I had the privilege to peek behind the curtain of a service provider that has become a streaming titan in a relatively short time. We all have been guilty of hanging up our responsibility coat at the door, and binge watch a favorite show on a variety of devices. Netflix, kindly sent a representative at the 2016 SQL Pass conference to ......

Finally, after 3 years of wanting to make it to Pass Summit, the planets aligned and I was able to go. So far it has been a great experience. However, it once again reiterates the magnitude of the Data World that appears to be forever expanding. If "drinking from a fire hose" depicts an image in your head of someone overwhelmed and water splattering ......

Data is a concept that no longer needs an extensive introduction to portray its glory. While each business takes advantage of it in their own way, I have come to know it from an E-Commerce point of view. Recently, our team members have embraced the idea of Data Driven Decision. After all, "A decision without data, it's just another opinion" according ......

What is the first thing every financial advisor usually tells you? Diversification of your funds is key to success!!! I look at technology the same way. Why have all your eggs in one basket?Statistics show that technology has a radical turn over every two to three years. Think of what your phone looked like or what its capabilities were two years ago ......

This past week I had the opportunity to attend my very first Microsoft conference, Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, IL. Aside for the intimidating size of McCormick Place which played host to 23,000 attendees over the last 5 days, I was surprised to see the number of vendors which their whole business revolves around implementation of Microsoft Technology. ......

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Below is a quick query that identifies information about Indexes in a particular DB.SELECT TableName = t.name, IndexName = ind.name, IndexId = ind.index_id, ColumnId = ic.index_column_id, ColumnName = col.name, ind.*, ic.*, col.* FROM sys.indexes ind INNER JOIN sys.index_columns ic ON ind.object_id = ic.object_id and ind.index_id = ic.index_id INNER ......

What's your failover plan. In today's world downtime equates lost money for most companies. High availability & up time is so crucial, that most are willing to spend the money and mirror their primary environment. We are all familiar with the infamous banner: "The website is down for routine maintenance". It's as annoying as counterproductive. In ......

We often need to create similar SSIS packages which contain some common components such as connection managers, data flow components, log providers, event handlers, etc... So do we really need to create a package from scratch each time and add all these commonly used components in each package again and again. Is it possible to create a SSIS package ......

Here is a quick query to identify your db status when it comes to disk space:SELECT ds.name as filegroupname, df.name AS 'FileName' , physical_name AS 'PhysicalDBName', size/128 AS 'SizeInMB', size/128.0 - CAST(FILEPROPERTY(df.name, 'SpaceUsed') AS int)/128.0 AS 'RemainingSpaceInMB' , CAST(FILEPROPERTY(df.name, 'SpaceUsed') AS int)/128.0 AS 'SpaceUsedInMB', ......

For most companies, development and operation teams play a game of volleyball passing blame on each other when service/product has issues. Lack of communication and understanding between the two, causes costly and timely problems for every company. DevOps is not a title, nor is a position. DevOps is concept represented by a white flag waved from both ......

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