After spending an exhausing week at PASS Summit in Seattle, I have to point out that if you are a DBA and are not attending, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. Whether you think your company just won’t pay for it, whether you think to yourself that it’s just too expensive; whatever the reason, … Continue reading PASS Summit – You Should Be Attending
Cover Your A** (And don’t be stupid) I was recently called up for Jury Duty by the Dallas County court system (for the first time in my life). Though I cringed when they called my name as a selected juror, it did teach me about and remind me of a lot of very important … Continue reading CYA
Found this blog post from Sam Lester…here’s to hoping we see Power BI on-prem in SQL 2016 SP1! https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/samlester/2016/04/18/power-bi-ssrs-2016-in-an-on-premises-environment/
So a really weird thing happened this weekend. Our infrastructure group did the Windows updates like they normally do and suddenly on Monday one of our active/active/active clusters (which means they are named instances) jobs started failing only for SSIS Packages in the SSIS Catalog with error 0x80131904 and “A network-related or instance specific error … Continue reading Failed SSIS Packages From SQL Agent
If you are interested in an information technology career, odds are you have perused the job postings and like the salary potential for an experienced DBA. Currently there are an over abundance of DBA jobs in the industry and fewer good DBA’s to fill them…making it a very secure and potentially lucrative career choice. Inevitably, … Continue reading Being a super DBA
At PASS Summit 2015, Microsoft showed off the new Power BI, a full rewrite which incorporates all of the existing Power products (Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View) into an extremely intuitive and powerful product offering. The best thing: it’s free!! The Power BI Desktop allows you to quickly and easily model data from an … Continue reading The new Power BI
I recently attended PASS Summit 2015 in Seattle, where my professional life changed forever. It was not only an outstanding learning experience, but gave me the opportunity to meet some of the best DBA’s in the industry. Listening to the amazing speakers got me thinking…at some point in your career, it’s time to give back. … Continue reading DBA Gold gets started!