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The DBA Who Came In From The Cold

I’m Andrew Pruski and I am a SQL Server DBA with 5 years experience in database development and administration.

The online SQL Server community has helped me out immensely throughout my career, whether from providing reference material in blog posts, or answering my (sometimes obscure) questions on forums. So, to try and say thank you, I would like to contribute my own experiences in the hope that they could benefit someone out there.

So here’s my general ramblings and thoughts about working as a SQL Server DBA.

You can find me on twitter @DBAFromTheCold

If you have any feedback on my blog please send me an email to dbafromthecold@gmail.com.

Archives: March 2014

SQL Server 2014 RTM

The new version of SQL Server will be here on Tuesday.

(Someone at Microsoft has a sense of humour in releasing the newest version of SQL Server on April Fool’s Day.)

At some point the usual argument about when a company should upgrade will be had. I’ve worked companies that… Read more

0 comments, 1,111 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 30 March 2014

Index Fragmentation

So you’ve setup a bunch of indexes in your database to tune the queries coming in. They’re all running much faster than before and you’re leaning back in your chair feeling pretty pleased with yourself. You’re done right?

Well…no. As data gets inserted into and deleted from tables within a… Read more

3 comments, 2,209 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 13 March 2014