So you’ve decided to use Azure for your existing or new data project? This blog series is focused on choosing the right technology for your project. It’s tough right? So many options and so many variables. This post will focus more on the cost of choices.
Twenty something years ago when I started my SQL Server career there was an amazing tool called Query Analyzer. Honestly I’d say if Microsoft did nothing more than bring this tool back and call it Azure Data Studio I would have been excited and beyond happy.
Today is May the fourth and I’ll start by saying: Happy Star Wars day to all. Since it is May the fourth I figured a Star Wars themed post would be nice.
This tip comes from my DBA days working with SQL Agent Job schedules. If you’ve ever worked on a server where many people created job schedules you’ll know exactly what I mean when I say the schedule names can be really annoying.
I’ve created a sample ads extension that checks TSQL syntax in real-time for potential bad practice.
Let’s talk about what XLOCK is supposed to do. XLOCK is a table hint that can be applied to a query to place an exclusive lock on the resources that the query accesses. This can be very dangerous because an exclusive lock on a table or partition could cause significant performance concerns.
It’s taken longer than I thought it may and I’ve run into several problems along the way but had a few people in the MVP community swing some homeruns to help me complete the BETA of this new SQL Server community query tuning tool.
For those of you in the Denver area, SQL Saturday is this weekend! I’m speaking and hope to see you there.
If you haven’t registered yet, no problem. The details are here:
There’s a ton of great speakers and you don’t want to miss this one.
I’ve read a lot of things lately pointing to scalar functions as if they were the devil. In this blog I’m going to explore if that’s the case. Let’s have a look.
SQL is a stout language and SQL Server has so many features that it’s impossible to be an expert in everything. I see a lot of people gravitate towards performance; but, that’s not the best place to focus. If you don’t know the fundamentals of the language then you will never be the best performance tuner.Read More »