Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey is a SQL Server MVP with over 20 years’ experience in IT including time spent in support and development. Grant has worked with SQL Server since version 6.0 back in 1995. He has developed in VB, VB.Net, C# and Java. Grant has authored books for Apress and Simple-Talk, and joined Red Gate as a Product Evangelist in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

Define All The Steps Up Front

After 23 years in one place, I'm pulling up stakes and moving. We're selling our house in one state in the US and we're buying a house in another state about half a continent away. To say it's a stressful and exhausting process is an understatement. The worst part is that no one has defined […]


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Happy Birthday USA!

This is the Fourth of July weekend here in the US when we celebrate the birth of the country based on the publication of the Declaration of Independence. For those who don't know, this celebration mostly consists of fireworks and outdoor cookouts. However, at our house we've always tried to do a little bit more […]

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Live On Stage AND On Your Screen

I've just finished up teaching at an in-person event, the first in fifteen months. It was the SQL Server and Azure SQL Conference (formerly known as SQLIntersection). The event organizers did a great job making it into a hybrid event, where  we presented both in-person and virtually, so that people could choose if they wanted […]

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Query Compile Time

A question that came up recently was how to track the query compile time. It’s actually a pretty interesting question because, there aren’t that many ways to tell how...

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Architect a disaster recovery for SQL Server on AWS: Part 1


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