Show 22 – Career Management

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On show 22, we talk about career management.

We actually recorded this show a few months ago, but it might be the best and most important show we’ve had.

We talk about about our careers: How we got to be DBAs, how we progressed, our difficulties, what steps took us forward, what processes we went through, and how getting involved in the community has helped us.

Furthermore, we talk about:

  • Why consistent learning is so important
  • How blogging and public speaking can help you
  • Why it’s important to have a mentor
  • How Guy started his own company
  • Time management tips
  • And how are candies related to Guy’s career?

Let us know what you think about career management in the DBA world. We would love to hear what you think!

Show 21 – Noam Binyamini

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On show 21, we have a guest again – Noam Binyamini, Senior Support Engineer at Microsoft.

We talk with Noam about his job, about interesting incidents he encountered, common mistakes customers make, and about the importance of installing service pack and cumulative updates.

Later on, we talk about the massive investments Microsoft puts into the cloud, the right scenarios to work with the cloud, and the maturity of Microsoft Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure).

 

 

Show 20 – High Availability

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On show 20, we talk about High Availability.

We start with talking about the distinction between High Availability and Disaster Recovery. Then, we talk about the importance of having a RESTORE strategy rather than a backup strategy.

After that, we talk about the various High Availability/Disaster Recovery technologies: AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances, Log Shipping, Database Mirroring and AlwaysOn Availability Groups. We talk about the specifics and capabilities of each technology, in which editions its supported and its pros and cons.

 

Show 19 – Back to the Future

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We’re back from our trips, and on show 19, we juggle around a few topics.

We talk about super indexes, trivial plans and whether they’re the best choice, Dynamic SQL and automatic code, Replication, a hidden and yet important property of Failover Clusters, and more..

Also, Matan declares that User Defined Functions need to be wiped out. Listen to hear why!

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Show 18 – Mucho Balaganos

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On show 18, we talk a lot about the “Balagan” around the Pass Summit session selection process and around the last 24 Hours of Pass.

We also talk about certifications, Guy’s trips in Bnei-Brak, courses, what are number tables and why you need them, what we love about SQL Server, a strange problem with mirroring, and more..

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Show 17 – The Czech Locomotive

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On our 17th show, we have updated about two major issues discussed on the previous show – Guy’s running status and the post office.

We also talk about wait types, a new trace flag, memory estimates in SQL Server 2014, data loss bug, events, and much more..

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Show 16 – Shy Engelberg

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After a long time, we have a guest again – Shy Engelberg from HYNT!

We had a great conversation that spanned a lot of subjects. Among other topics, we talked about Microsoft and Google, Views and bad plans, Hekaton best practices, good and bad features, the life of the consultant, how Shy is doing in his new adventure, and about the professionals who influenced us the most.

 

Show 15 – Five Devices Per Person

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On show 15, as always, we cover a lot of interesting stuff. We talk how our lives and databases will look in the year 2025. We also talk about changes to Azure SQL Database, Interesting webinars, weak passwords, Recompilations, SQL Server 2014, transaction nesting, and much more. Of course we talk about past and future events, and also about the top 3 jobs for DBAs.

Guy also shares his running experience, and explains how a SQL Server feature is related to the post office..

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Show 14 – Simplification

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Show 14 is up, and as usual, we cover lots of stuff.

We talk a lot about the new Cardinality Estimator, why Views are dangerous, and on the other hand, tricks you can do with them, what is the async_network_io wait type, and about another cool little feature in SQL Server 2014.

We also cover two webinars worth watching, and translate (and invent) some words..

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Show 13 – SQL Server 2014!

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It’s launch day!

SQL Server is officially released today. With In-Memory OLTP (“Hektaon”), Clustered Columnstore Indexes, Azure integration, AlwaysOn enhancements, Buffer Pool Extension, a new Cardinality Estimator, Delayed Durability, and other smaller but VERY handy features, SQL Server 2014 is an exciting version.

On this show, we talk all about the features of the new version.