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Bert Wagner

Bert Wagner is a Business Intelligence Developer at Progressive Insurance. He enjoys solving challenging data transformations with T-SQL and optimizing for query performance. In addition to BI development, Bert loves building ASP.NET MVC web apps and building Internet of Things projects.

Archives: April 2018

The Forgotten Fourth SQL Server Recovery Model

SQL Server recovery models define when database transactions are written to the transaction log.   Understanding these models is critical for backup and recovery purposes as well as for how their behaviors impact the performance of queries.

Today we’ll examine the differences between SQL Server’s three official recovery models as well… Read more

1 comments, 2,628 reads

Posted in Bert Wagner on 24 April 2018

In-Memory OLTP: A Case Study

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When In-Memory OLTP was first released in SQL Server 2014, I was excited to start using it.  All I could think was “my queries are going to run so FAST!

Well, I never got around to implementing In-Memory OLTP.  Besides having an… Read more

1 comments, 2,197 reads

Posted in Bert Wagner on 17 April 2018

3 Essential Tools For The SQL Server Developer

This post is a response to this month’s T-SQL Tuesday #101 prompt by Jens Vestergaard. T-SQL Tuesday is a way for SQL Server bloggers to share ideas about different database and professional topics every month.

This month’s topic is about what essential SQL Server related tools you use on… Read more

1 comments, 204 reads

Posted in Bert Wagner on 10 April 2018

Power Query vs DAX: In The Power BI Kitchen with Eugene Meidinger

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In this week’s video with Power BI expert Eugene Meidinger, we’re in the kitchen learning about Power BI.

Power BI has two languages available for working with data: Power Query and DAX.

Power Query is most useful cleaning and preparing your data… Read more

1 comments, 1,764 reads

Posted in Bert Wagner on 3 April 2018