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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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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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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Login Timeouts

I was recently approached at work about a company that was seeing tons of timeouts in SQL Server. I was asked how to troubleshoot this. There are lots of...

2021-10-06 (first published: )

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A Valid Type?

What happens when I run this code in SQL Server 2019?

DECLARE @variable CURSOR;

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