Author Archives: craig@craigsmullins.com

About craig@craigsmullins.com

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

A (Very) Quick Intro to Cloud Computing

Cloud computing refers to storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of on your own computers. The “cloud” is a metaphor for the Internet. When you hear the term “cloud,” you can translate that to “someone else’s … Continue reading

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A New and Improved Navicat Monitor

DBAs are always looking for ways to better manage the performance of their database systems and the applications that access those databases. Indeed, monitoring and tuning are perhaps the most frequent tasks that DBAs perform. So, it makes sense that … Continue reading

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Digital Transformation and Database Scalability

Today’s business systems are undergoing a revolutionary transformation to work within the digital economy. This phenomenon is known as digital transformation. There are four over-arching trends that are driving digital transformation today summarized by the acronym SMAC: social, mobile, analytics and … Continue reading

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Craig Mullins Presenting at IDUG Db2 Tech Conference in Charlotte, NC

Craig Mullins will deliver two presentations at the 2019 North American IDUG Db2 Tech Conference Continue reading

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Craig Mullins Presenting at Data Summit 2019

The world of data management and database systems is very active right now. Data is at the center of everything that modern organizations do and the technology to manage and analyze it is changing rapidly. It can be difficult to … Continue reading

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Craig Mullins to Deliver Database Auditing Webinar – May 15, 2019

Increasing governmental and industry regulation coupled with the need for improving the security of sensitive corporate data has driven up the need to track who is accessing data in corporate databases. Organizations must be ever-vigilant to monitor data usage and … Continue reading

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Inside the Data Reading Room – 1Q2019

It has been awhile since I have published a blog post in the Inside the Data Reading Room series, but that isn’t because I am not reading any more!  It is just that I have not been as active reviewing … Continue reading

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Navicat Enables DBAs to Adopt Modern Platforms and Practices

Database administration is a tried and true IT discipline with well-defined best practices and procedures for ensuring effective, efficient database systems and applications. Of course, as with every discipline, best practices must constantly be honed and improved. This can take … Continue reading

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Common Database Design Errors

Before we begin today’s blog post, wherein I explain some of the more common mistakes that rookies and non-database folks make (heck, even some database folks make mistakes), I first want to unequivocally state that your organization should have a … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2019

Just a quick post today to wish everybody out there a very Happy New Year! I hope you have started 2019 off with a bang and that the year is successful and enjoyable for one and all!

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