Sometimes things just don’t make sense.
One of our production servers has 4×8 (4 sockets, 8 core) processors with hyper threading enabled. This results in 32 physical cores or 64 logical cores. Therefore, this particular server should have 4 NUMA nodes available.
However, I was looking at the dashboard for… Read more
Bob is a SQL Server DBA that hails from the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. He is very active within the SQL Community as an avid speaker… Read more
One of my favorite things about this event is the BBQ Crawl the organizers… Read more
Recently I have had to restore a number of databases into our training environment. Looking up each backup individually would be time consuming and I prefer to save time whenever possible. So, instead of lookup up the backup for each database I needed, I thought a quick script would be… Read more
Chris is one of those individuals that always have a positive outlook on life which infectious. He hails from Louisville, Kentucky and over the past year I’ve had the pleasure of really getting to know him. Chris has a serious passion about… Read more
As many of you know, I stay very active within the PASS community. In late 2007 I got my start, when I helped to organize and the Omaha SQL/BI user group. I am very proud to say that group is still going strong as of today. Unfortunately, I had to… Read more
If you don’t know Gareth you should make it a point to get to know him. He originally hails from South Africa but now resides in the United States with his family.
Gareth is a frequent presenter in the… Read more
In a galaxy far, far, far away a developer of a third party application somewhere in the Hoth system had to implement cell level encryption for sensitive data. Their weapon of choice was to do this utilizing C# code within SQL Common Language Runtime (CLR). Though the galaxy is full… Read more
Melody hails from our neighboring country to the north, beautiful Canada. While we all joke Melody about her quick and frequent apologies (Sorri), she definitely has nothing to apologize for when it comes to her dedication to… Read more
In case you missed it, back in November I blogged about the importance of nominating individuals within the SQL Server community for the prized Microsoft MVP award. I vowed, then, each month to nominate one deserving individual. This is the first of 12 nominations that I’ll be blogging about. I… Read more
If you are a member of PASS, you probably got an email from our President, Thomas LaRock. I interpreted his email as essentially a reminder that when attending PASS events we should all be professional and responsible for our actions. The email was very well written and wasn’t pointed towards… Read more
If you follow Grant Fritchey (B|T) at all, you know that every month he picks a “Speaker of the Month”. Grant attends SQL events over the course of a month. Out of all of the sessions he attends during that month, he will pick a winner… Read more
If you have been around the SQL Community long enough, you probably have heard of a software company called Idera. They make a wide range of useful SQL Server tools. What you might not know, is that they are also heavily invested into the SQL Community. One way they invest… Read more
This weekend I’ll be traveling to Kansas City, Missouri for their annual SQL Saturday. Normally, I would just drive to this event. However, I’m no longer living in Omaha so this year it’s a plane for me.
One of my favorite things about this event is that every year the… Read more
As I’ve mentioned before, living in Louisville offers up great opportunities to various events within the SQL Community. This weekend I’ll be traveling down to Spartanburg, South Carolina to speak at SQL Saturday #431. I am always honored to be chosen to speak and this time isn’t any different. While… Read more
In the world of performance monitoring, there a number of ways to identify problems. Each method is different and usually, neither way is better than another.
Over the years, I’ve started look at metrics around non-clustered indexes to help find problems. Once while working at a client site, I was… Read more
I recently blogged about the opportunity to speak at that the Omaha SQL Server User group. In a nutshell, being a co-founder of the group back in 2007, I never presented to the group as a speaker. In July, I finally got that chance.
Now I have another opportunity. Just… Read more
If you follow the Twitter account for SQL PASS, you probably noticed that they are actively promoting individual Summit 2015 speakers. I think this is a fantastic marketing strategy not only for the individual speakers but also for the Summit itself.
I’m currently involved with organizing a SQL Saturday event… Read more
One of benefits, among several, in moving to Kentucky is the close proximity to several SQL Saturday events. I am honored to have been selected to speak at SQL Saturday #402 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis is a great town and I’m looking forward to attending my 4th SQL Saturday Read more
I am honored to be speaking at the Edmonton SQL Server User Group. I always find it humbling to be asked to present and I thank the group for the opportunity. My travel budget will not allow for me to be onsite for this meeting, so this will be… Read more