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Database Fundamentals

One of my favorite things about being a technologist is constantly learning new things, but, this can lead us to forget about the fundamentals. More importantly, in our pursuit of the latest and greatest things, it’s very easy for those of us who teach to forget to reach back and pull others forward. With this in mind, I’m going launch a new blog series called Database Fundamentals.

Database Fundamentals

The goal here is simple. I’m going to talk about the basics. Creating a database. Creating tables.  Inserts, selects, primary keys, and on and on. I have a bunch of material accumulated around these topics. I may as well share it as much as I can. I will continue posting information about all the fun cutting edge stuff I get to explore as part of my job (and because I spend a lot of time at night on this stuff) from Query Store to Azure SQL Data Warehouse to Analytics, Query Tuning and DevOps. I’m not taking away, I’m adding. I want this to be for anyone, DBA, wanna-be DBA, Database Developer, Developer, interested by-stander, anyone. It’s just a chance to share.


Speaking of adding, SQLSaturday Louisville 2017 has kindly added me to their agenda. I’ll be doing a pre-conference seminar in August on Using SQL Server Tools for Query Tuning. It’ll cover some fundamentals, but it’ll also move well into the intermediate space, showing you how to tune your queries using the tools available within SQL Server. Follow the link to find out more and register for this event.

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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).

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