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SQL Poll: What Tech Companies Are Doing it Right?

February 4, 2011 NonSQL 9 Comments

I asked the Twitter hive-mind about its favorite tech companies: “Which SQL (or SQL-adjacent) tech companies are doing right, either by product, by promotions, or by people?” The hive-mind gave me some responses, and I quickly realized I’d need some science for keeping track of this.

Celebrate science, and your favorite techie companies, with this one-question poll!

Edit: The polls are now closed!

Happy days,
Jen McCown

Currently there are "9 comments" on this Article:

  1. Matt Velic says:

    Wow, I picked nearly all but three…

  2. I missed the Twitter poll, but can I include shout outs to two free tools from independents like SSMS Tools Pack (http://www.ssmstoolspack.com/) and T-SQL Tidy (http://www.tsqltidy.com/)… Both of these help in addition to those already mentioned!

    My two and a half cents!…

  3. Jen McCown says:


    Maybe we should have a separate blog post about the best free SQL tools, like Tools Pack and WhoIsActive!

  4. LadyRuna says:

    So why didn’t THIS poll turn into another Un-SQL-Friday celebration? I’d expected that to happen. :(
    Of course it’s NOT too late, now is it? We’ve got half the day left.

  5. I don’t use a lot of 3rd party tools, so my selections were slim.

    I got a laugh out of the “Commnets” header at the top of the comments though. :)

  6. Robert Miller says:

    I would look more at the third-party tool providers (there are some really excellent tools out there), but I do not like to window-shop when I know the cost is completely out of reach.

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