Tag Archives: money

The History of War Analyzed

By | September 9, 2015

War is an ugly topic, but I wanted to know if we have learnt anything from history and so I downloaded the data for all the wars since 1900 till date to get an understanding of how things have changed. The below chart shows the duration in years on the x axis and the count… Read More »

MS SQL Server and Tic Toc and why I changed my mind that it’s a good idea

By | June 26, 2015

I am not sure MS has got it right with the release cycle for SQL server. While this debate has happened before (I was then excited that there will be newer versions of SQL available sooner) now I am older and wiser. The reason I don’t think this approach will work in the long run… Read More »

IS IT POSSIBLE? Bulk operations in Full recovery model

By | May 15, 2015

Here is the reason I am writing this post As per the above entry from MSDN, there cannot be any minimally logged operations in full recovery mode, which is what I have always understood since full recovery model requires point in time recovery. In order to understand my dilemma we need to first define what… Read More »

Sometimes common sense takes a back seat to BI

By | March 9, 2015

This post has to do with how we sometimes loose the tree for the forest (no this is not a mistake), I had written a blog post sometime back about game theory and how it can help decide the outcome of certain business cases. I came across two instances in the last week where game… Read More »

A Social message

By | July 30, 2014

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. – Dante Alighieri This blog is a call to action.   If the above two phrases has some resonance… Read More »

How would you get the most out of 10 Rs?

By | June 5, 2014

  Today, we were chatting about efficiency and how it is different from utilization and we thought we would conduct a poll about it. So here is the background. Utilization simply means consumption e.g. you can burn up 40 ltr of petrol every week but how efficient are you i.e. How much distance did you… Read More »

SQL 2014 licensing

By | April 15, 2014

As with any installation of SQL server we start with the licensing of SQL Server 2014. Most DBAs are unaware of the implications of licensing costs on the overall project. But over the years these costs have been increasing more importantly the options have been decreasing as well. Like with SQL 2012 we still have… Read More »

Whose money is it?

By | April 7, 2014

Recently I was faced with a challenge most people might face at least 1 or 2 in their life time. While in most cases the result is expected in this case it couldn’t follow the traditional approach for obvious reasons. So what am I talking about? I was on my way to the bank a… Read More »