Welcome to SQL.expert

Hi, and welcome to SQL.expert!  This is a new blog about database administration, data management and associated technologies.

My name is Derek Colley and I'm a database administrator (DBA) at heart, and a data-professional-for-hire.  I'm also the CEO of Optimal Computing, a UK-based consultancy practice specialising in solving complex data-related problems.  I've been involved in the industry since my First Real Job© more than 15 years ago.  Today, I spend my time working on interesting and engaging projects for a variety of customers across a range of sectors.

This blog will be showcasing some of the more interesting (IMHO) news, finds, techniques and trivia from the world of data management.  Whether you are a seasoned SQL developer, a manager of data professionals, an academic involved in data-heavy research, a new starter in the world of databases or perhaps none of the above, if you have an interest in the business that is marshalling and managing databases, this blog is for you.

In the coming days I'll be adding more and more content here, so check back often!  Comments are always welcome.  


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