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  1. SQL Server Pros and Cons


    September 20, 2019 by Mike Hillwig

    Earlier this year, I made the decision to go back to school and finish get my bachelor’s degree in Data …
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  2. Making Peace with Logstash Part 4 – Manipulating Dates


    April 9, 2018 by Mike Hillwig

    I’ve been slacking on my blogging again. The last few weeks have been busy, including a visit from Elastic Consulting. …
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  3. Making Peace with Logstash Part 3 – Dropping unnecessary columns


    March 6, 2018 by Mike Hillwig

    This is the third part of my Making Peace with Logstash series. In the first part, I showed you how …
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  4. Elastic{ON} Kickoff


    February 28, 2018 by Mike Hillwig

    I’m currently in San Francisco for Elasitc{ON}, the Elastic Stack user conference. Monday and Tuesday were preconference training classes. I …
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  5. Making Peace with Logstash Part 2- Parsing a CSV


    February 23, 2018 by Mike Hillwig

    In my last post, I went over the basics of importing data from the US government about flight performance data …
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  6. Making Peace with Logstash Part 1 – Input and Output


    February 21, 2018 by Mike Hillwig

    Logstash is an incredibly powerful tool. If you can put data into a text file, Logstash can parse it. It …
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  7. Going Elastic


    February 20, 2018 by Mike Hillwig

    I’ve been rather absent from the SQL Community lately. It’s kind of intentional. About six months ago, my old boss …
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  8. Pivotal Moments


    May 8, 2017 by Mike Hillwig

    I mentioned that last summer, I spent a lot of time in Pittsburgh building out a new team. I’ve also …
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  9. The Peer Ally


    March 20, 2017 by Mike Hillwig

    When I first started my job six years ago, the guy responsible for onboarding me started introducing me to all …
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  10. Taking a Good Bet


    March 17, 2017 by Mike Hillwig

    As I was building my team in Pittsburgh, I went through a ton of resumes. It seems that we were …
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