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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: December 2014

Book Review – SQL Server Internals: In-Memory OLTP by Kalen Delaney

The new SQL Server 2014 feature In-Memory OLTP (code-named “Hekaton”) has been attracting a lot of interest since its release, promising to deliver (if you believe the rhetoric) an increase of up to 100 times in performance.

If you’re like me, you’ve got a copy of SQL Server 2014 Developer… Read more

2 comments, 1,228 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 9 December 2014

Video – Identifying large queries using Extended Events

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by Webucator (an online training company) asking if they could use my blog post “Identifying Large Queries using Extended Events” for a video training session in their free series called SQL Server Solutions from the Web.

The main reason… Read more

1 comments, 2,142 reads

Posted in The DBA Who Came In From The Cold on 5 December 2014