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Archives: January 2010

Getting here from there

Another month, another blog chain, this time started by Paul Randal. I got tagged by both Grant and Steve, on the same day.

I could easily think of two events that dramatically influenced where I am today, finding a third with as major an impact was difficult. I think the… Read more

3 comments, 352 reads

Posted in SQL In The Wild on 21 January 2010

SQL Pass session evaluations

I finally got the last of my PASS Summit session evals and so, like some other people, I thought I’d make them public.

Lies, damned lies and statistics (DBA-388-S)

This session went very well. I was comfortable with the material, it’s a topic I really like and in general… Read more

0 comments, 522 reads

Posted in SQL In The Wild on 13 January 2010


Often in forum threads discussing query performance I’ll see people recommending replacing an INNER JOIN with an IN (or recommending replacing an IN with an INNER JOIN) for performance reasons. Hence it seems to be a good idea to investigate and see what the performance differences (if any) really are. Read more

6 comments, 4,866 reads

Posted in SQL In The Wild on 12 January 2010