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  • The Year That Was - 2012

    2012 was, simply stated, a year that kicked my butt.  When I wasn't struggling professionally, I was struggling personally.  Health issues, culminating in a diagnosis of Type II diabetes, and the passing of my father soon after Thanksgiving marked my biggest struggles.  I apologize to those of you who are normally on my Christmas ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on December 31, 2012
  • Sixth pillar – Well Performing

    I guess eventually I had to admit that performance matters. Whenever I speak, and in all of my books, I try to stress over and over that performance is NOT the only thing. The fact is all too much time is spent trying to make database applications run faster when the real goal should be to architect data structures that solve the problems of the ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on October 13, 2009
  • What is a physical database?

    A bit of terminology that gets beaten to death is that of the “physical” database.  I would think most every DBA uses this term (I do), but…to mean what?  I think there are two common utilizations: The layer of tables, constraints, indexes, etc used to store data The actual on-disk structures. Frankly, until 3 years ago, I ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on June 11, 2009
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