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The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).

PASS Log Reader Awards


Brent Ozar, Andy Warren and Jeremiah Peschka have put together a blogger award called the PASS Log Reader Award. I took a couple of posts that I did in the last year and entered. No, I’m not going to say which ones and I don’t expect to win because I just picked ‘em up, as is, no edits and submitted. I didn’t browse all my posts, I didn’t rank them, rate them, or do anything else. I just picked two that seemed to describe something and describe it reasonably well.

The way I look at it, win or lose, this is supporting PASS, so it’s worth taking part. Plus, I like a little competition. The award will be presented at the Summit (which is only three weeks away!).

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