Author Archives: craig@craigsmullins.com

About craig@craigsmullins.com

I'm a data management strategist, researcher, and consultant with over three decades of experience in all facets of database systems development and implementation.

Inside the Data Reading Room – Some Books to Start the New Year (2020)

Regular readers of my blog know that I periodically post quick reviews of the technology books that I have been reading. With that in mind, here is the first set of book reviews for 2020, taking a look at three … Continue reading

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The DBA Corner Column

Today’s post is to remind my readers that I write a monthly column for Database Trends & Applications magazine on database and DBA issues and trends by the name of DBA Corner. And I have been writing this column for … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020!

Hello everybody… and welcome to a new year. Just a quick post today to wish everybody out there a very Happy New Year!   Whether you rang in the year with drinks, dinner, a party, or watching the year roll … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Welcome to 2020 everybody! Just a quick post to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year. I hope that your holiday season was enjoyable and relaxing and that you are ready to get back to work soon … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Just a quick post to wish all of my readers and followers a very happy holiday season. To you and yours, wherever you are and however you celebrate, may you have the best of times enjoying the holidays! And I’ll … Continue reading

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Navicat 15 Adds New Capabilities

Navicat Premium is a database development tool that allows you to simultaneously connect to MySQL, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQLite databases from a single application. It is compatible with cloud databases like Alibaba Cloud AsparaDB, Amazon … Continue reading

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Does Your DBMS Support Temporal Data?

Data changes over time, and many applications and users need to access data at different points in time. A traditional DBMS stores data that is implied to be valid now — at the current point-in-time. It doesn’t track the past … Continue reading

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Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How

Upcoming webinar: Mainframe Modernization: The Why and How Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT The mainframe has been around for more than 50 years now, but it is as vital and important as ever. And there … Continue reading

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New Features in Navicat Data Modeler 3.0

Before implementing a database of any kind, a sound model of the data needs to be developed. This process, known as data modeling, requires an analysis of the things of interest to your organization and how those things are related … Continue reading

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Implementing a Database Infrastructure

I recently received a question about how to put together a database environment from scratch. This is a quick question that requires an in-depth answer — usually moreso than can adequately be explained over email or texting. Furthremore, to do … Continue reading

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