What is the leadership of your company thinking about the future of data and the role you will play? To help give some insight into that question we have and executive pane on episode 54. Andrew Rose is the CEO of compare.com and Jim McCullen is the VP of IT for Century Distribution. We ask them about what they're looking for in IT staff, how they go about hiring, what they think of social media, and moving to the cloud. They give their thoughts on what makes a great member of the team and so I hope you will give today's episode a listen.
You can check out more about them and get the show notes for today's episodes at http://sqldatapartners.com/executive.
In Episode 53 Steve Stedman and I chat with THE Argenis Fernandez, storage guru and PASS Director-at-Large about what else? Storage. Steve and I learn something new from Argenis every time we talk to him and this time is no exception. We are talking LUNs, IOPs, and why he thinks we all need to approach storage a lot differently.
Check out the show notes at http://sqldatapartners.com/argenis
Since Microsoft purchases the R language they have been baking it into their products and SQL Server is on the list. SQL Server 2016 now has support for R and I know I have had people approach me about this and I thought it might be interesting to get Ginger Grant on the show and talk about the implications and what we poor database administrators need to do to get ready or at least be armed with questions when approached about the subject.
Are you using R? What is your experience like? Let us know on our show notes for today's episode at http://sqldatapartners.com/r
I am always amazed at how people can use technology to solve different problems and in today's episode, my friend Jana shares with us a problem he solved with PowerShell. The setup of this is different from previous episodes and I am interested to know if you like this format. While we do talk about some uses of PowerShell, the interesting part is how Jana learned PowerShell, got comfortable with it, and then used it to solve a difficult problem.
Steve and I also share some thoughts about when, if ever, you should shrink a database and the impact it can have on your system.
Show notes for today's episode can be found at http://sqldatapartners.com/jana