Next 10 days will be pretty busy as I will be presenting my session “Anatomy of a Join” at SQL Saturday #160 in Kalamazoo, MI on Saturday September 22, 2012 and the following week at SQL Saturday #149 in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday September 29, 2012
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I will be presenting my session on “Optimizing SQL Server I/O with Solid State Drives” at SQL Saturday #119 in Chicago on Saturday May 19, 2012!
Since this is the 4th time I’m presenting this and I kept accumulating a lot of ideas related to Solid State Drives I decided to start a series of [...]
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This is the second time I’m writing a post in the “Meme Monday” series and this time it originates from Tom LaRock (blog | twitter). The topic is : What #SQLfamily means to me.
This weekend I participated in a #SQLfamily reunion in Washington, DC. Some might argue that this is called SQL Saturday #96 [...]
John Sterrett blog|twitter asked a question about “How do I loop by rowcount in SSIS? I have a table with 5 million IDs and would like to loop to process 10K at a time. #sqlhelp”
This cannot be done natively in SSIS but you could create a stored procedure that uses the concept known as [...]
I am deeply honored that I was chosen to present 2 sessions at SQL Saturday #96 in Washington, DC this Saturday, November 5, 2011!
Location is: Microsoft MTC 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 700 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Subway: Friendship Heights Metro Station
SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those [...]
Recently I switched my ISP from AT&T DSL (I know … what was I thinking) back to Comcast. The process went thru very quick and in 30 minutes my old cable modem was hooked up and provisioned and was seeing 23 Mb/s speeds. with 11ms response time. But… wait. As soon as I started using [...]
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Last week Erin Stellato (blog| twitter) has asked a very interesting question on Twitter that triggered this post:
So how is it you can have good perf in Oracle, w/o IOTs, but in SQL Server, everyone says need CIs for good perf?
Welcome to the first Meme Monday! This idea was brought to life by Thomas Larock (Blog|Twitter).
Real DBAs never use DBCC SHRINKDATABASE.Because they know better!
For those of us that com from an Eastern European country, Scorpions is a legend. Their songs have made us strong and gave us the force to go forward like a “Wind of change”. But sadly they have announced that their newest album: “Sting in the Tail” Is also their last.
Thank you for keeping [...]
Tonight we started the fire in the outdoor fireplace enjoyed the warmth of the fire and in the end I roasted chestnuts in the hot embers. It’s funny how memories are triggered by simple things like a smell or an object.
All of a sudden while roasting the chestnuts my mind wandered [...]
I recently saw the worst example of how not to design a table and indexes in SQL Server.
So here it is:
Role : Log any activity that a user is invited for.
PrimaryKey: … Wait for it … tada : UserID,ActivityID,ActivityType,AddDate … Wait you say …. YES … all table columns are used [...]