Monday Morning SQL Break – November 2, 2015

unicorn pirateIt’s Wednesday and time to revive the Monday summary of last week’s blog activity and links shared on twitter. Hopefully I’ll be a bit more on these going forward.

If you haven’t already, follow me on twitter (@StrateSQL). This is a good chance to catch up on data platform technology and career related information I’ve shared in the last week and activity on this blog.

Most Popular Article Shared

Last weeks most popular link is an article from ExtremeTech about some new breakthroughs in storage.  This some incredible technology, driving home even more the idea that spinning disk have a short, short future.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

The most popular posts on this blog in the week are:

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (694)
  2. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (377)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (367)
  4. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (365)
  5. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (188)
  6. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (180)
  7. The Side Effect of NOLOCK (164)
  8. 31 Days of SSIS – Using Breakpoints (2/31) (142)
  9. Security Questions: What permissions are required to create temporary tables? (133)
  10. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (121)

Last Week’s Top 20 “Reading” Links

Along with the most popular link, here are the top twenty items relating to SQL Server, technology and careers that were shared last week. If you missed them throughout the week, here’s the opportunity to get caught up on some items that other’s read after I linked them out.

  1. Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram [49 clicks]
  2. Here’s Microsoft’s latest big data project [23 clicks]
  3. Comparison Tool released with latest SSMS [21 clicks]
  4. Understanding how SQL Server executes a query [17 clicks]
  5. The Surprising Downsides of Being an Overachiever [17 clicks]
  6. More Reporting Services enhancements in SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.4 [16 clicks]
  7. First-Ever Field Observations Of Rare And Elusive Whale [15 clicks]
  8. Why One Scientist Killed A Bird That Hadn’t Been Seen For Half A Century [14 clicks]
  9. SQL Saturday as an Attendee [12 clicks]
  10. Parallel Execution Plans – Branches and Threads [12 clicks]
  11. How Hekaton (XTP) achieves Durability for “Memory Optimised” Tables 0 [11 clicks]
  12. The Importance of ‘Showing Up’ Every Single Day [11 clicks]
  13. Turning a Notepad outline into a PowerPoint presentation [11 clicks]
  14. Parsing GeoJSON format in Sql Server 2016 [10 clicks]
  15. Solving Complex T-SQL Problems, Step-By-Step [10 clicks]
  16. Proactive SQL Server Health Checks, Part 5 : Wait Statistics [10 clicks]
  17. 02 Jul SQL 2014 Cardinality Estimator: Why You Should Care – Part 2 [9 clicks]
  18. Indexed Views and Statistics [9 clicks]
  19. Bellevue software company Pyramid Analytics raises $30M to take on Tableau [9 clicks]
  20. Managing to Avoid Cobras [8 clicks]

Last Week’s Posts From Previous Years

Sometimes the most useful content on a blog wasn’t written in the past week, it’s often other articles shared in the past that resonate with readers. Check out the following links that I published in past years over the past week:

  1. Lost in Translation – Deprecated System Tables – sysindexes (2012-10-29)
  2. Lost in Translation – Deprecated System Tables – sysindexkeys (2012-10-30)
  3. Learn Good / Do Good (2012-10-31)
  4. Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices Released Today (2012-10-31)
  5. Why are DBA skills necessary? #TSQL2sDay (2010-11-02)

Other Items Shared

Of course, no week would be complete without a few off-topic links. These have nothing to do with technology or your career, but they are interesting and worth a second look.

  1. Man Fails Paternity Test Because Unborn Twin Is The Biological Father Of His Son [43 clicks]
  2. Website The Oatmeal trolls HuffPo over cartoons published without permission [41 clicks]
  3. you can’t pay your rent with “the unique platform and reach our site provides” [36 clicks]
  4. Should A Self-Driving Car Kill Its Passengers In A “Greater Good” Scenario? [19 clicks]

Got something you think I should read and share, leave a comment below. Also, if you want to see all of the links that were tweeted out last week?

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