Can You Dig It? – Researching Index Scans

Follow the rest of this series at the Can You Dig It? - Plan Cache series introduction post. It’s been a while since the last plan cache series post.   In the last few posts, I was focusing on specific attributes.  Instead of continuing on that vein, I want to cover a use case that fit … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Researching Index Scans

Pain of the Week: Understanding Your Indexes

Want to take a few minutes out of your day on to learn a bit more about indexes?  On Thursday, I’ll be presenting at Quest’s Pain of the Week webcast.  The session will be Understanding Your Indexes: Operational Stats. There's a lot that goes on under the covers of SQL Server with your indexes. But … Continue reading Pain of the Week: Understanding Your Indexes

T-SQL Tuesday #17 – APPLY Knowledge

It’s that time of the month again… again.  Time for T-SQL Tuesday!  This month’s event is being hosted by Matt Velic (Blog | @mvelic).  The topic that he chose for this month is the APPLY operator. This is a great topic.   I like it because, often, when I am presenting I ask the question, “who … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #17 – APPLY Knowledge

Index Black Ops Series

Previously, in a TSQL2sDay index summary post, I started a series on the DMV sys.dm_db_index_operational_stats.  The series investigates how the columns in the DMV are populated and demonstrates how to aggregate values in the DMV. The posts in this series are: Index Black Ops Part 1 – Locking and Blocking Index Black Ops Part 2 … Continue reading Index Black Ops Series

Aggregating With Correlated Sub-Queries #tsql2sday

It’s that time of the month again.  Time for T-SQL Tuesday!  This month’s event is being hosted by Jes Schultz Borland (Blog|@grrl_geek).  The topic that she chose for this month is aggregates. The Dilemma A few months ago, a client I was working with had a dilemma with one of their search queries.  A query … Continue reading Aggregating With Correlated Sub-Queries #tsql2sday

FileSystemHelper Update and Release

About a year ago, I started playing around with CLR and my desire to disable xp_cmdshell for my clients.  As a result, I had created the CodePlex project FileSystemHelper.  I blogged about it back then and had meant to get back to it with a number of updates but that never really happened.  Along the … Continue reading FileSystemHelper Update and Release

Can You Dig It? – Plan Cache Series

A few PASS Summit’s ago, I became interested in the information available in the Plan Cache.  As part of that interest, I started digging into the plan cache to  find out what is there and available to be pulled out. Some of those investigations led to a few presentations; which have in turn led to … Continue reading Can You Dig It? – Plan Cache Series