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You are cordially invited to attend 2021 Virtual Data.SQL.Saturday.LA event!

We are reaching out to all people that enjoyed SQL Saturday in LA 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 events to let you know that the 2021 event is fast approaching. Only 30+ days remain until the June 12 Virtual Data.SQL.Saturday.LA event. Please register soon to reserve your spot by using http://2021sqlsatla.eventbrite.com/ hyperlink, register using a form below or just use a QR code.

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Understanding CRUD Operations on Tables with B-tree Indexes, Page-splits, and Fragmentation

Introduction Every DML transaction reads the data before it makes any changes. Not only during a SELECT query, but when you run any DML statement, insert, update, or delete, SQL Server first fetches a bunch of pages into the buffer pool locating the desired rows and changes them while synchronously writing to the transaction log […]

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2021-05-10

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Optimize Your SQL by Reformulating the Spec

As SQL developers, we tend to think of performance tuning in terms of crafting the best table indices, avoiding scalar and table valued functions, and analyzing query plans (among other things). But sometimes going back to the spec and applying some properties of elementary math can be the best way to begin to improve performance of SQL queries which implement mathematical formulas. This article is a case study of how I used this technique to optimize my SQL implementation of the Inverse Simpson Index.

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2021-05-07 (first published: )

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DevOps as a bludgeon

With both personal experience and the real world evidence to back it up, Grant Fritchey says, unequivocally, a well-implemented DevOps process helps the organization. But it's not always easy to bridge a siloed organization, and sometimes organizations adopt DevOps for the wrong reasons.

2021-05-07

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