Final day at the PASS Summit. That means it’s time to hear from David Dewitt. This is the keynote of the week. And I am glad to be able to put up a blog about this from the bloggers table….
The Key Note
Mon - 10:08
Sent an e-mail to Eric Strom (@CoveringData) about setting up an MCM study group. Looking for two to three more people in Minnesota that are serious about studying for the MCM exam.
Mon - 19:12
Reloading #MCM videos to my Zune. A few from Bob were cutting out at 11 minutes. I’ve successfully listened to all of Paul’s, Brent’s, and Kimberly’s videos now.
Tue - 09:44
Listened to the #MCM Backup Internals Lecture again on the commute this morning. A lot less, “oh yeah, forgot about that’s” than some of the other videos.
Tue - 12:41
@PaulRandal ‘s wait stat post seems like a good place to start on #MCM wait stat flash cards – http://is.gd/iKq6P
Tue - 12:44
Need to learn more about Common Criteria Compliance, HIPPA, SOX, PCI for #MCM. Add to this polishing what I know about SATA, iSCSI, SANs, FiberChannel, and RAID.
Wed - 22:03
New #MCM videos up at http://is.gd/iPcwE. Downloading them now.
Fri - 09:21
New #mcm videos downloaded and on my Zune.
Sat - 00:18
Trying to figure out how I should make my #MCM flashcards. Hand write them all out or make a database and an SSRS project?
Sat - 12:39
Attempting to read through http://www.sqlskills.com/BLOGS/PAUL/category/On-Disk-Structures.aspx today. #mcm
Mon - 18:42
Seems there’s a new #SQL Server #mcm forum – http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/forums/ac/f/308.aspx
Mon - 22:44
Listening to #SQL #Azure #MCM video again. http://is.gd/j7FCD
Tue - 20:51
Read http://sqlblog.com/blogs/linchi_shea/archive/2007/02/07/is-raid-5-really-that-bad.aspx again… #sql #raid
Tue - 21:07
Watching the Locking #MCM video – http://is.gd/jceQS
Wed - 21:47
Watched DAS vs SAN http://is.gd/jh46U and Baselining http://is.gd/jh4hf videos omw to see @dancem0m #mcmprep
Sun - 21:58
Looks like with Christmas and the holidays my #mcmprep has been a bit lax.
Mon - 12:47
Long commute – listened to @BrentO #MCMPrep sessions this morning – Baselining and Benchmarking http://is.gd/jA9nT, Clustering Introduction http://is.gd/jA9w1, SQLOS http://is.gd/jA9r9
Mon - 20:40
More #MCMPrep – watched Storage Guidelines http://is.gd/jBI6Z and Policy-Based Management http://is.gd/jBI8K on tonight’s commute.
Tue - 09:32
First #MCMPrep study group session scheduled for January 9. If you are in #MN and seriously looking at this, let me know.
Tue - 22:07
Starting the Clustering Index Debate session – http://is.gd/jGeA1 – #mcmprep – wonder if I should be armed for this.
Wed - 18:54
Listening to Sofi Needs A Ladder (http://is.gd/jJWUL) and reading from www.sqlskills.com blog. #mcmprep
Wed - 23:14
Not just for MCMs – Watched a few more great #mcmprep videos tonight – http://is.gd/iPcwE
Wed - 23:35
Playing around with DBCC DBINFO. TABLERESULTS is the bees knees. #MCMPrep
Fri - 23:48
Firing up #MCMPrep videos for New Years Eve. I need better plans for next year.
Mon - 23:26
Seriously need to buckle back down on #MCMPrep. Time is a ticking.
Tue - 23:57
Reading “DBCC MemoryStatus Locked Pages Allocated and SinglePageAllocator Values” http://is.gd/k8A83 #mcmprep
Fri - 16:04
First #mcmprep study group this Sunday in MN. Already lost one person, but another is interested in joining.
Sun - 13:06
Can’t believe it is already Sunday. Definitely an #MCMPrep week #fail. At least there is the study group tonight.
Sun - 19:47
First #MCMPrep study group done – earlier than we wanted. But BN closed at 8 PM. Seriously?!
Sun - 19:48
The upside is we have an #MCMPrep plan and next week we’ll be going to a place open until 11 PM.
Mon - 23:46
Watched XML #MCMPrep video – http://is.gd/kxmdS. Good stuff, some future blog inspirations in there.
Fri - 12:14
Just answered some questions for a client based on studying I’ve done on CLR for #mcmprep #win
Fri - 08:21
Thank going out for Wayne Snyder for his contributions to #sqlpass
Fri - 08:23
Wayne attributed with mentoring many of the PASS board members #sqlpass
Fri - 08:25
Wayne is recognizing @rick_hieges at the keynote #sqlpass
Fri - 08:26
Recognizing @heigesr2 that is #sqlpass – Rick is great at the #sqlkaraoke events. #sqlpass
Fri - 08:28
Wayne “As the you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters of success stick in your career” #sqlpass
Fri - 08:31
SQL Rally Dallas 2012 May 8-12, 2012 and Summit next year Nov 6-9, 2012 #sqlpass
Fri - 08:32
Register now for #sqlpass 2012 for 5 or Summit and Precons for 95 – http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2012
Fri - 08:33
Order your Summit DVD today for 5 – or pay much more tomorrow #sqlpass
Fri - 08:34
Dr David Dewitt takes the stage – Ooooh, yeah. #sqlpass
Fri - 08:36
Dewitt’s glasses are not hip enough #sqlpass
Fri - 08:37
I want #dewittoldspecs #sqlpass
Fri - 08:37
Cheers for no marketing type #dewitt #sqlpass
Fri - 08:40
In 2009 there was about 1 ZB of data worldwide – should be about 35 ZB by 2020 #sqlpass
Fri - 08:44
Bing is 150 PB on 40K on NoSQL platform #sqlpass
Fri - 08:52
“SQL is not going away” Dewitt #sqlpass
Fri - 08:58
Dewitt breaking down hadoop in simple terms. #sqlpass
Fri - 09:06
Enjoying the breakdown of hadoop by Dewitt #sqlpass – less detail since I’m paying attention
Fri - 09:13
Dewitt digging into map reduce #sqlpass
Fri - 09:15
Big Ooooh for Dewitt animations #sqlpass
Fri - 09:19
Dewitt explaining the reducer in hadoop in simple terms #sqlpass
Fri - 09:23
Dewitt moving on from Map/Reduce to Hive and Pig #sqlpass
Fri - 09:23
“Hive and Pig” sounds like where I would like to have dinner tonight #sqlpass I bet they have bacon.
Fri - 09:24
“I’m not going to try to use zoomit” #dewitt #sqlpass
Fri - 09:25
HiveQL is much easier for end users than having them write map/reduce #sqlpass
Fri - 09:32
Dewitt going through PDW vs. Hive benchmarks #sqlpass
Fri - 09:34
PDW about 4-10x faster than Hive in benchmark tests #sqlpass
Fri - 09:37
Sqoop loads data from unstructured to structured universe #sqlpass
Fri - 09:41
Dewitt looking for a better way in an unstructured universe. #sqlpass
Fri - 09:42
“Moving data is so 20th Century” #dewitt #sqlpass
Fri - 09:44
I can’t wait to see a turtle with rockets! #sqlpass
Fri - 09:46
Relational databases versus hadoop is not mutually exclusive. #sqlpass
Fri - 09:48
I vote for Dewitt breaking down technology for everyone to consume #sqlpass
Fri - 09:49
Time for a standing ovation. #sqlpass
Fri - 09:53
Dewitt getting questions that are outside his ability to answer… looks like he has answers though #sqlpass