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Guy Glantser

Guy Glantser, Data Platform MVP, is the leader of the Israeli PASS chapter and also the CEO and founder of Madeira Data Solutions. His career has been focused on the Microsoft Data Platform for the past 20 years, performing various database roles as either an on-site DBA, an external consultant or a speaker. Guy is involved in many activities in the Microsoft Data Platform community. He occasionally speaks at community events, such as PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays and user groups around the world. He also co-hosts the SQL Server Radio podcast.

Archives: January 2018

Doing More with Less – My Productivity Guide


Houston, We Have a Problem


We are living in a crazy world. And it just gets more and more crazy all the time. The amount of tasks we are confronted with at any given point in time is crazy. The number of interruptions we have in a single… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 28 January 2018

How to Size Your Database Files?

Let’s say you need to create a new SQL Server database, which is going to grow very fast, but you don’t know how fast. What would be the initial size of the data file?


On one hand, you want to make it as large as possible in order to… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 8 January 2018

What is Graph Processing in SQL Server 2017?

There is a growing need for Graph Databases in the market. This is a type of database, which is capable of storing, representing and manipulating graphs easily and efficiently. Common use cases for using Graph Databases are social networks and network topologies. In a Graph Database, there are nodes (e.g.… Read more

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Posted in Guy Glantser on 8 January 2018