PASS Summit Session Follow-up: The Plan Cache Whisperer

I've wrapped up my session at my first session at this year's PASS Summit.  My session this Thursday was The Plan Cache Whisperer: Performance Tuning SQL Server [DBA-313]. The session appears to have gone really well and the content has been uploaded to the PASS Summit for download.  To provide access to the materials now, the slide deck … Continue reading PASS Summit Session Follow-up: The Plan Cache Whisperer

PASSMN Presentation Follow-Up: Strategies for SQL Server Index Analysis

This past Tuesday, I got a chance to speak at the Minnesota SQL Server User Group.  It was a great turn out and I wish I had more time to stay for the happy hour.  I'll definitely need to make more meetings than I do, specially since I am traveling less now. My topic for … Continue reading PASSMN Presentation Follow-Up: Strategies for SQL Server Index Analysis

Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?, in this session I discussed the patterns around non-clustered indexes and why you might choose which patterns for … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

Webcast Follow-Up: Choosing Your Clustered Index

Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled Choosing Your Clustered Index, in this session I discussed the patterns around choosing clustered indexes and why you might choose one pattern over another. … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: Choosing Your Clustered Index

Can You Dig It? – Find All Plans for a Database

With today's SQL Server instances, there easily be anywhere from a dozen to a hundred databases on a single SQL Server instance.  In fact, on my laptop, I currently have almost two dozen databases and these are just from working on projects. Setup a SharePoint server and add a few sites and you'll easily see … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Find All Plans for a Database

Webcast Follow-Up: Recognizing the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Workload

Last Monday, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the Microsoft's Parallel Data Warehouse.  In the session, titled Recognizing the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Workload, I discussed the role for MPP and PDW in the enterprise and the types of workloads that it can assist with. The abstract for the sessions … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: Recognizing the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Workload

Webcast Presentation Materials: Building Security Audits with Extended Events

Earlier today, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's; which occur every Tuesday and Thursday.  In the session, I talked about using SQL Audit (which is based on extended events) and building your own extended event sessions, titled Building Security Audits with Extended Events.  In the session, I discussed the need for security … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: Building Security Audits with Extended Events