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14 December 2020
14 December 2020

A year of giving back at Redgate

This year has been difficult for most of us, and it’s almost over. The lives of people throughout the world have been turned upside down. Many of us, myself included, already worked remotely, but now face a multitude of new challenges. When confronted with the looming crisis in March, Redgate thought first about the safety … Read more
30 November 2020
30 November 2020

Deep Learning with GPU Acceleration

Deep Learning theories have been around for many decades, but solutions have not always been practical due to hardware constraints. In this article, Shree Das explains how GPU Acceleration can help organisations take advantage of Deep Learning to speed up training of neural networks.… Read more
24 November 2020
24 November 2020

Why installing a “cringe-meter” on social media can boost joy

Do you cringe while scrolling through social media? When have you ever felt better after scrolling? If you feel like social media is a net-loss for collective mental health, you’re not alone. We post in superabundance with flailing emotions. We flaunt our duck-faced selfies with smooth-faced filters until we don’t even look human. We hammer … Read more
20 November 2020
20 November 2020

Normal Forms

To prevent data change anomalies, a database should be normalized. Did you know that there are 10 normal forms? In this article, Joe Celko reviews normalizing databases including commonly used normal forms.… Read more
06 October 2020
06 October 2020

Spreadsheet blamed for UK Covid-19 testing debacle

Whenever I teach database topics to a class of beginners, someone inevitably says that  Microsoft Excel is a database. Excel is an amazing tool with built-in functionality for financial calculations, statistics, and more, but it’s not a database. It’s great for keeping track and organizing small amounts of data, but it doesn’t meet the requirements … Read more
19 September 2020
19 September 2020

DAX financial functions: Loan calculations

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Business Intelligence Architect, Analysis Services Maestro, and author Bill Pearson kicks off a series to introduce the DAX financial functions. In this article, he exposes five functions that are popular in the calculation of loans and other annuities. Those accustomed to these functions within Excel will find the syntax, uses and operation of the functions familiar within the Power BI environment.… Read more