Is Microsoft’s licensing scheme getting you down? It’s 2020 and there are now plenty of data platforms that are good for running your enterprise data workloads. Amazon’s Aurora PaaS service runs either MySQL or PostgreSQL.
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.
Recently I ran into an error when trying to copy a small database bacpac into an Azure Managed Instance. It’s said that SSMS is able to do this task. Let’s see it in action.
If you’re a data professional or application developer chances are you’ve run into Microsoft SQL Server once or twice.
About a year ago I wrote about a new feature in SSMS that allows you to add a data classification to your columns. Today we’ll discuss what happens behind the scene and how to look at the classifications later.
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.
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.
Hello Louisiana! It’s that time of year again. I’ll be speaking on Saturday August 11th in Baton Rouge with many other exciting speakers from around the country. My topic is a performance troubleshooting guide for DBAs; but, all are welcome to attend. This year is going to be amazing so be sure to register and block your calendar. Check out the registration here:
It always seems that when I give a talk on performance there are 100+ people packed in the room but when it comes to security there’s 10 to 15 people. No one likes patches, unless you’re talking about a puppy named patches or something that’s not related to updates; yet, it’s so important that we all do them.
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 »