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The Smiling DBA

Thomas LeBlanc ( MCITP 2005/2008 & MCDBA 2000) is a Senior SQL Server DBA at Turner Industries, LLC in Baton Rouge, LA. He has been in the IT field for 21 years starting as a COBOL programmer, graduating to dBase, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro, upgrading to Visual Basic versions 3-6 and even some .Net(C#). Designing and developing normalized database has become his passion. Full-time DBA work started about 9 years ago for Thomas while working at a Paper Mill in St. Francisville, LA continuing with IEM, then Amedisys. Performance tuning and reviewing database design and code was an everyday occurrence for DBAs at Amedisys. Thomas’ free time is spent helping those less fortunate and improving his relationship with his family and God.

Archives: June 2012

MAXDOP and Cost Threshold for Parallelism – an example for a parallel query

The most popular post on this blog ranked by hits is one about the CXACKET wait stat. There are no comments, so I am not even sure if it was helpful to anyone, but me.

This post will be an example of a query from the AdventureWorks database that… Read more

6 comments, 1,177 reads

Posted in The Smiling DBA on 18 June 2012

PASS Data Architecture VC presents Neil Hambly–Improve Data Quality & Integrity using Constraint

Tuesday’s (June 19th, 2012) PASS Data Architecture Virtual Chapter has Neil talks about database design that uses Constraints for Integrity and Performance.

We will also be giving away an Amazon gift card plus someone gets a book - Itzik’s T-SQL Fundamentals.

If you would like to volunteer for this VC,… Read more

1 comments, 359 reads

Posted in The Smiling DBA on 14 June 2012