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Archives: March 2012

SQL in the City: Free SQL Server Event in London

Red Gate Software has announced “SQL in the City: London,” to be held on Friday, July 13, 2012, at the One Wimpole Street Conference Center, London England. This one day, free event includes five different sessions in each of three different tracks:  Database Administration Track, Developer Track, and the Red… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 19 March 2012

A Quick Introduction to Data Compression in SQL Server 2008

There is one thing every DBA knows with certainty, and that is that databases grow with time. MDFs grow, backups grow, and it never stops. The more data we have, the more work SQL Server has to perform in order to deal with it all; whether it’s executing a query… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 13 March 2012

March Question: What tool(s) do you use to help you identify and tune slow performing queries?

Tuning poorly performing queries is one of the most important jobs of the DBA. With this in mind, this month’s qustion is “What tool(s) do you use to help you identify and tune slow performing queries?” This can include tools that come with SQL Server, your own custom-written scripts, or… Read more

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Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 March 2012