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

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

Index Analysis May Update

Seems I managed to make it through all of April without an update to the index analysis stored procedure.  It wasn't for lack of using it with clients, but a lack of time to get the changes out the door. A few months back, I added the option to look at just duplicate index or … Continue reading Index Analysis May Update

Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat175

I'm a little late getting the information from my Fargo SQL Saturday session posted, titled "Discovering the Plan Cache".  But it's better a little late that never. Even though it was the end of the day, the session had great turnout and lots of good questions.  Reviewing my session evals, I saw quite a few high … Continue reading Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat175

Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat211

Just got done with my morning session, titled "Discovering the Plan Cache", for SQL Saturday Chicago #211 and wanted to get out my session deck and scripts for people.  The session got pretty high marks from the attendees and people seemed to get a lot of good information and humor out of it.  Probably the best … Continue reading Presentation Materials “Discovering the Plan Cache” #SQLSat211