Robert is a freelance technology writer based in the Pacific Northwest. He’s worked as a technical consultant and has written hundreds of articles about technology for both print and online publications, with topics ranging from predictive analytics to 5D storage to the dark web. He’s also contributed to over a dozen books on technology, developed courseware for Microsoft’s training program, and served as a developmental editor on Microsoft certification exams. When not writing about technology, he’s working on a novel or venturing out into the spectacular Northwest woods.
The first step when getting started with MySQL is to get it installed and running. In this article, Robert Sheldon explains how to install it on Windows and create the first database and table.… Read more
A data lake is a scalable data storage repository that can ingest large amounts of raw data and make it available on-demand. Robert Sheldon explains the benefits and challenges of data lakes.
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Communities of practice bring people together to share ideas and learn from each other about a common interest. In this article, Robert Sheldon explains and gives some advice on starting them.… Read more
To be efficient and save money, many organizations are looking at hyperconverged infrastructures for SQL Server. In this article, Robert Sheldon explains what to consider for SQL Server and hyperconvergence.… Read more
The only way to derive meaning from the massive amounts of data collected today is to develop innovative high-performing, high-capacity storage solutions. In this book, Robert Sheldon explains the many types of storage currently available and what's on the way.… Read more
To stay competitive and bring value to customers, organisations are adopting DevOps, but finding people experienced in DevOps can be challenging. Robert Sheldon has ten tips to help managers attract and retain DevOps talent.… Read more