Frank La Vigne works at Microsoft as an AI Technology Solutions Professional where he helps companies achieve more by getting the most out of their data with analytics and AI. He also co-hosts the DataDriven podcast. He blogs regularly at and you can watch him on his YouTube channel, “Frank’s World TV” (FranksWorld.TV).Frank has extensive experience as a software engineer. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.

Frank’s World has been online since 1995 and recently lost 13 years of blog posts due to ClearDB’s ineptitude. They even destroyed the backups. Yes, all of them. At least they were thorough.

However, rather than dwell at what was lost, I’ve decided to move forward anew with an eye toward making the site even better.