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John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK

John Sansom (@SQLBrit) is a Technology Lead with the database team at Expedia, Inc. providing consulting services and support for one of the worlds largest SQL Server environments. Awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award (MCC) John can be found regularly blogging about Being a DBA and Professional Development over at

Archives: June 2010

The Politics of SQL Server Performance

Like most DBA’s I’m sure you often find yourself delivering information to the business concerning the performance of your SQL Server platform but have you ever stopped to consider the wider implications of your actions?

As a SQL Server Database Administrator you are responsible for the overall health and well… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 30 June 2010

How much memory is each SQL Server database using?

Whilst perusing the forums over at SQL Server Central today I stumbled across an interesting question regarding how to identify how much memory is being used by SQL Server on a per database level.

As you know SQL Server stores database data and index pages in memory in an area… Read more

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Posted in John Sansom - SQL Server DBA in the UK on 25 June 2010