Shattering the Glass Ceiling: 21st Century Women Leaders
There is ample evidence that organizations with women at the top are more successful. We see improvement not only in the bottom line, but also in the recruitment, promotion, and retention of high-quality talent. There is more gender and cultural diversity and more effective performance management which leads to greater productivity overall. (See one of […]
New Improved SQL Server 2019! Now with more Spark!
If your server racks are anything like mine, they look impressive and powerful, clean and efficient. From the front, that is. Look behind the rack and there is a tangled rat’s nest of power cables, network connections, and those big clumsy things connecting to KVM switches. It’s worse on the inside. Data platforms and software […]
What’s New in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8?
RHEL 8 is on the way! I have experimented with RHEL 8, both the beta release that came out last November and the final release this June. Here’s my brief “test drive” report. For far more detail, I have a series of pages describing the upgrade path from RHEL 5 through 8. RHEL 8 was […]
Power BI: How to Save Memory for Better Performance
The tabular mode data storage used by Power BI, Power Pivot, and the SQL Server Analysis Services thrives on sufficient memory. Take away memory and performance plummets. You may be wasting memory and thus performance if you do not take advantage of opportunities to trim excess fat when you are first importing your data. And, […]
What Is Web Metadata Encryption and Why Is It Important?
Your data may be encrypted when you use https, but what about your metadata? I wrote about metadata and eavesdropping earlier this year – it is, among other things, the URLs of the websites you visit. If attackers can access this information, they can learn some potentially confidential information about you, and you are unlikely […]