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.
Understanding the fundamentals is key for success, with everything you do. These days SQL Server has expanded into much more than just a database; but, products that ingest data for analysis still need to get the data from a source, such as an OLTP SQL database.Read More »
It’s Friday and I’m ready for the weekend as I’m sure everyone else is. This weekend I’m looking forward to getting yard work done and browsing through the whoisactive SQL Ops Studio extension code.
Many of the widely advertised and talked about features of SQL Server or other software products focus exclusively on the hip new thing as opposed to quality of life. I’ve even recently heard people complain to Microsoft that they only focus on new features instead of making existing ones better.
I last posted about changing a table without changing a view that represents the table and how this may affect the view.
In today’s quick post I’d like to show another issue brought about by not maintaining your views.
Databases are platforms that are designed to securely store and retrieve your data. Perhaps that’s why they’re called a data “base”? So if your data is in a base, you’d want to lay it out in some logic way.
SARG is short for Search Argument. This is an important tuning term and something every developer and DBA should know. I plan to do a few blogs on this topic and today marks the first.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a SQL Saturday and I’m happy to be joining the folks in Orlando again this year. I spoke there a couple years ago and had a great time so I’m sure this will not disappoint.
If you happen to be headed to the Orlando, FL area in October, you’ll want to check out this totally FREE SQL Server training event. There are a lot of great speakers and plenty of awesome topics!
For more details check out my session here:
A DBA’s guide to whole stack performance troubleshooting
and the SQL Saturday Orlando schedule here:
I hope to see you there!