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SQL Man of Mystery

Wes Brown is a PASS chapter leader and SQL Server MVP. He writes for SQL Server Central and maintains his blog at http://www.sqlserverio.com. Wes is Currently serving as a Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems. Previous experiences include Product Manager for SQL Litespeed by Quest software and consultant to fortune 500 companies. He specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and very large database performance tuning. He is a frequent speaker at local user groups and SQLSaturdays.

Archives: September 2009

SQL Server MVP Deep Dives

I’ve been reading through this book and it really does have something for everyone at any level.

I think it is truly awesome that this many people have stepped up and donated not only their time but their knowledge to help http://www.WarChild.org!

I’ll have a more in-depth review later… Read more

1 comments, 1,316 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 29 September 2009

Fundamentals of Storage Systems - The Basics of Spinning Disks


Your servers are only as fast as the slowest part, hard drives.To feed other parts of the system we have to add lots of drives to get the desired IO single server can consume.

The basics of how hard drives work has been fundamentally static since the 70’s only… Read more

15 comments, 3,135 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 17 September 2009

The Fundamentals of Storage Systems - Introduction

At least once a year I give a large talk on disk subsystems, IO and SQL Server. It’s a ground up from the nuts and bolts of how a hard drive works through SAN’s and Solid State Disks. The reasons I give this presentation so often is it is one… Read more

9 comments, 1,508 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 14 September 2009

Meeting Sept 15th at the Microsoft Technology Center - Auditing Considerations: Native SQL 2008 and Third Party Auditing Technologies.15

Hello all!

We will be having our normal meeting at the Microsoft technology center sponsored by:


Microsoft http://www.cactuss.org/MeetingInformation/tabid/63/Default.aspx
Stonebridge Plaza, Building One
9606 N. Mopac Expressway, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78759

5:30PM to 6:00PM – Q&A and DBA 101 presentation
6:10PM to 7:00PM – Feature presentation
7:00PM 7:30PM –… Read more

0 comments, 907 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 12 September 2009

What I’ve Read and Recommend to Others – Joe Celko Edition

I’ve known Joe for a number of years and have a lot of respect for his experience and knowledge around relational database design and the SQL language.

Joe is a prolific writer and has been writing about technology since I was in grade school with articles going back into the… Read more

13 comments, 739 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 11 September 2009

Product Review: SQL Pretty Printer

SQL Pretty Printer for SQL Server Management Studio $39.95 single user $99.95 site license

having coding standards is a must for solid quality code. There are lots of articles on the subject like this one on simple talk.

Having standards is one thing, getting everyone on board is another,… Read more

3 comments, 1,718 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 5 September 2009