If you work in the world of SQL Server you’ve almost certainly heard of dbatools. For those who haven’t, it’s an open source PowerShell module for automating literally hundreds...
2021-04-20 (first published: 2021-02-15)
In this post we look at Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in SQL Server. What it is - and how it works.
2021-04-07 (first published: 2021-03-29)
Statistics are vitally important in allowing SQL Server to find the most efficient way to execute your queries. In this post we learn more about them, what they are...
2021-03-24 (first published: 2021-02-01)
I talked a few posts ago about Automatic Sample Sizes for Statistics Updates. From SQL 2016 CU4 we've been able to override that. You can manually update a statistics...
2021-03-11 (first published: 2021-03-09)
Looking at how SQL Server samples your data when doing auto-stats updates. Part of a series on understanding statistics, to help you achieve optimal performance of your queries on...
2021-03-02 (first published: 2021-02-24)
For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere the clocks go foward next month and we get to look forward to longer, sunnier evenings. This post is a reminder...
2021-02-17 (first published: 2021-02-10)