Hugh Willoughby-Davis


Hugh Willoughby-Davis has reported on the database industry since 1989.

SQL Insider: Data Mining Goes Mobile
Is there a market for SQL Server lite?
SQL Insider: Support, Visualization, Verticals, and Visions
Microsoft's new support options are here.
SQL Insider: New Sites Serve Developers
Free online resources for developers are available
Tools and Schools
Microsoft Upsizing Tools 97 update saves you from having to do a two-step process.
The Next Big Thing 1
The February-March issue of GartnerGroup's ExecutivEdge ( newsletter predicts that "By 2000, 80 percent of Type A enterprises will implement an intranet portal (0.8 probability)."
WTS Alert
SQL Server 7.0 's SP1 will reportedly support Windows Terminal Server (WTS). In the meantime, IBM reminds us that DB2 Universal Database (UDB) client will work with Microsoft WTS.
SQL Insider
Previously associated only with manufacturing firms, ERP has become an all-encompassing term that describes the integrated flow and control of goods, services and processes down the supply chain.
SQL Insider: Hit the Books
Here are must-reads for database aficionados, sizers for SQL Server, and a resource kit update.
SQL Insider: Catch the BI Buzz 1
The business intelligence market heats up, Microsoft offers certification for SQL Server professionals, and database vendors evaluate Java for their products.

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Nov 3, 2015

Climb the Steps Toward Data Quality Success

Melissa Data's Data Quality Analyst Joseph Vertido explains how Gartner defines the critical data quality steps to prevent bad data from entering your systems in the first place, and then keep it clean over time....More
Sep 29, 2015

Data Breaches and Insider Threats

I’ll sound a bit like Captain Obvious for bringing this up, but it’s important to remember that security encompasses a lot more than protecting sensitive data from the specter of outsider threats like hackers. Properly implemented security policies also account for threat-models that include insiders – or people within your organization....More
Sep 15, 2015

Setting Up Additional Checks to Ensure Regular Transaction Log Backups 1

There’s simply no way to overstate the importance of regular Transaction Log Backups. Not only do they help protect from disaster, but regular execution of T-Log backups on Full (and Bulk-Logged) Recovery databases helps keep thing “fit and trim”. Most of the time, setting up a Notification for when T-Log Backup Jobs fail is enough to let you know when something goes wrong....More
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