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From the Database Cafe - A Table with a View Susan Richards

I will be the first to tell you that I don't think of myself as a writer.  Instead I think of myself as a geek and a gardener.  I will save you from my dissertation on the best food for hostas and will try to keep on track in this blog.  I will stick to the geek topics as best I am able.

A little about me:  I have been working with SQL server since 1994,  Version 4.21a to be specific.  Prior to my dive into this new technology I was a mainframe DBA, working with IMS, DB2, and Sybase.  This new DB technology was disturbing.  First I had to use a mouse,  which I loathed and 2nd if a mouse spasm occured code might execute.  It didn't seem like a real database to me and it would prove me right in many ways.  However, the idea of having a database on a NT platform fascinated me so I was hooked. 

I suffered through the corrupt databases, the NT upgrades and the SQL upgrades to see this platform and DBMS become an enterprise worthy platform.  (During the 7.0 to 2000 cluster upgrades my coworkers declared me a Jinx and I had to leave the server floor until the clusters came back up! Superstition runs rampant during upgrades.  :) ) 

Many times I had folks tell me that this DBMS was a waste of my career and that I should move to the Unix databases but I stuck with this and it has been an interesting ride. 

Anyway I am a huge fan as well as a deep critic of this technology and I hope to share some of my thoughts from both sides in this blog. 

If you are reading this.  welcome. 

If I am alone here I will continue without noticing. 

Sometimes the best audience can be you.  :)

 

 

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 12:20 PM | Back to top


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