This Could Happen To You

It has been said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”  So, I guess we should be flattered at Soaring Eagle. At Soaring Eagle, we have been minding our own business, trying to maintain stability and maybe dare I say ...

Soaring Eagle Advice Column: Controlling Your Data

By Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle I have a pet peeve that I share in my “Mining new Gold,” that is you really need to make sure as a business leader you need to be in charge of your DATA. ...

Who Are You Anyway?

IS THIS JOB REAL? There is a lot of phishing for your information going on in the world. There are email campaigns, Facebook, and LinkedIn Campaigns going right now. Some are very sophisticated. They will post a job position on ...

Migrating on-premise Microsoft SQL Server to Azure

Interested in migrating your on-premise Microsoft SQL Server to Azure? One of Guru DBAs, Maninder Singh, has created this detailed presentation on moving SQL Server VMs to Microsoft Azure.

How to Grow a Team from 1 to 100

By Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle Yesterday it felt like we were two people hacking away at a software product, while selling, consulting and doing the bookkeeping. Today we are getting ready to hire a few people a month and ...

Identifying Talent in Your Team

Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle One of the best ways to get your team mates to be dedicated to you is to see what human and technical characteristics that they instill and then take advantage of those specialties. Some people ...

SQL 2019 Installation: Tips & Tricks

By Maninder Sing, Principal Consultant SQL Server 2019 has made available 2 core features during the installation(Among a few other like SSIS Scale out which was also available in SQL 2017 ) The 2 Core features available during the installation ...

Automating SQL Server Installation

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator As a Production DBA, I have had the opportunity to do an upgrade/migration from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016. During the process, I realized that installing a new SQL Server on 20-30 ...

Project Leadership 102

Penny Garbus, President Soaring Eagle Continued from Project Leadership 101 A solid project leader is great at motivating the team. This person’s human quality must be energy, dedication and excitement for the project, because if the leader thinks the project ...

Work smarter: Little R

By Rohit Khadka, Sr. Database Administrator At some point of our DBA career, we all have had an opportunity to run a set of scripts one by one for each instance until your fingers and mouse gave up. Then, we ...