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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: November 2014

Blogging for a year!

I’m actually quite proud of the fact that I’ve now been doing this for a year now (and that I’m still going).

So one year on, what have I learnt?

Get your blog syndicated with other, larger websites. The amount of views my blog got went through the roof… Read more

4 comments, 431 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 7 November 2014

Cardinality Estimation in SQL Server

Each time you view a seek/scan operator in an execution plan, you may have noticed that there’s a value for the estimated number of rows and a value for the actual number of rows. Sometimes these values can be fairly similar and sometimes they can be very different.

The estimated… Read more

0 comments, 933 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 4 November 2014