Monday Morning SQL Break – March 21, 2016

Monday, Monday, Monday… let’s start with a wrap-up of last week’s blog and twitter activity.  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

The most popular link shared last week is an article by Rob Post (Author | @robaeprice) on BusinessInsider.  In this article, Rob discusses how Amazon has been designing and building their own hardware, so that it aligns to the specifications needed for cloud business.  This is a big deal and is an indication that the enterprise hardware may be missing the mark when it comes to innovating hardware for the cloud.  Take a read of the article if you have a chance, it’s some good insight.

Last Week’s Popular Posts

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

  1. 31 Days of SSIS – The Introduction (743)
  2. Get Just The Tools: SSMS Download (375)
  3. 31 Days of SSIS – Raw Files Are Awesome (1/31) (338)
  4. 31 Days of SSIS as a Book (285)
  5. Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition (159)
  6. Security Questions: Difference Between db_datawriter and db_ddladmin? (159)
  7. Security Questions: Removing Logins From Databases (152)
  8. XQuery for the Non-Expert – Value (137)
  9. Security Questions: What permissions are required to create temporary tables? (93)
  10. 31 Days of SSIS – Using Breakpoints (2/31) (92)

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. Amazon’s cloud boss told us something that should terrify a $140 billion industry [142 clicks]
  2. Cheat Sheet: How to Configure TempDB for Microsoft SQL Server [32 clicks]
  3. 9 Things Remarkably Successful People Never Do [30 clicks]
  4. The Top 4 Job Tasks DBAs Forget [28 clicks]
  5. Pause SQL Server Service Before Restarting [25 clicks]
  6. New TPC Benchmark Puts an End to Tall SQL-on-Hadoop Tales [23 clicks]
  7. A DBA’s Journal : My DBA Toolbox [19 clicks]
  8. PASS Board 2016: Update #1 [18 clicks]
  9. We Are Ready For Risk-Taking Presenters [18 clicks]
  10. How to Choose Between RCSI and Snapshot Isolation Levels [17 clicks]
  11. CROSS APPLY v InLine Functions [16 clicks]
  12. Fundamentals of Storage Systems – Stripe Size, Block Size, and IO Patterns [15 clicks]
  13. Removing All SQL Server Query Store Data [15 clicks]
  14. How to make SSMS beep when a query is done? [14 clicks]
  15. Planning an efficient upgrade from SQL Server 2005: Step 2 of 3 [11 clicks]
  16. Finding Your Query in Query Store [10 clicks]
  17. Success is Never about being Successful [10 clicks]
  18. Performance Surprises and Assumptions : SET NOCOUNT ON [10 clicks]
  19. You’re Probably Taking Sort Order For Granted Somewhere [9 clicks]
  20. Best Practices for Moving Data Encrypted with Always Encrypted [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. SSIS Naming Conventions (2007-03-15)
  2. Find Tables with Forwarded Records (2010-03-15)
  3. Interesting Backup Failure (2010-03-16)
  4. There Is Much More to Profiler (2010-03-18)
  5. Default Trace (2007-03-19)

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. Daisy Ridley Refuses To Apologize For Her Body Size After Being Shamed On Instagram [87 clicks]
  2. Ryan Reynolds Has Something To Say To Parents Who Take Their Kids To Go See Deadpool. Perfect. [83 clicks]
  3. J.J. Abrams Admits There’s One Big Mistake In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ [39 clicks]
  4. The Cut Heard ‘Round The World [28 clicks]
  5. Robots Sent To Clean Up Fukushima Power Plant Have “Died” [24 clicks]
  6. $1bn Bank Heist Foiled By A Rather Hilarious Mistake [19 clicks]
  7. The Bodypaint Cosplay Of Kay Pike [16 clicks]
  8. After Deadpool’s Success, Other Superhero Movies Are Getting R Ratings, Too. That Might Not Be Good. [16 clicks]
  9. Marvel Studios Teams Up For STEM Contest Aimed At Young Women | Nerdist [14 clicks]
  10. New Study Claims Eating Bacon May Prolong Your Life [12 clicks]
  11. Fraternity Members To Undergo Racial Sensitivity Hazing [10 clicks]
  12. Logic Boy TEE [9 clicks]
  13. This Election Is 1968 All Over Again, And That’s Not A Good Thing [8 clicks]
  14. Netflix’s Luke Cage will premiere on September 30th [7 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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