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 Advocate in January 2011. Find Grant on Twitter @GFritchey or on his blog as the Scary DBA.

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PostgreSQL Restore in Azure

I recently wrote an article about PostgreSQL restores (and by extension, backups) over on Simple-Talk. The restore process within PostgreSQL, without 3rd party involvement, can be a little tricky....

2022-02-14 (first published: )

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Joining a Community

In the last week I've been actively trying to join the PostgreSQL community. It's been an interesting experience. I suspect it's going to stay interesting for a while. As part of what I'm doing, I saw this excellent video from Ryan Booz, talking about joining a new community. It got me to thinking. You have […]


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Two Clustered Indexes?

Everyone knows that you only get a single clustered index, right? Wouldn’t it be great though if you could have two clustered indexes? Well, you can. Sort of. Let’s...

2022-01-31 (first published: )

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SQLServerCentral Editorial

Model Good Behavior

I'm answering a question in the forums and I spot something that crawls up my spine: ;WITH... The person was using a Common Table Expression (CTE) which requires that the preceding statement in the batch have a statement terminator, the semi-colon. However, since the terminator isn't required everywhere, lots of people don't use it at […]

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Why Is “WHERE 1=0” Slow?

I saw a question the other day, questioning why they’re creation of temporary tables was so slow. What they were doing was (a much more complicated version of) this:...

2022-01-24 (first published: )

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Identifying Recompile Causes

Strictly speaking, a recompile isn’t really a performance tuning problem. In fact, a lot of time, recompiles are desired because they reflect changes in statistics which are likely to...

2022-01-12 (first published: )

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SQLServerCentral Editorial

Where the World Takes You

We're launching into a new year and there are lots of "looking into the future" articles out there. Personally, I'm pretty jazzed for the coming year for any number of reasons (can you say "SQL Server 2022"?). However, I also get a little retrospective at times like this. Now, I'm not going to talk about […]


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