Steve Rezhener

Steve Rezhener specializes in Microsoft Data Platform, SQL Server, AWS/Azure and Microsoft BI Stack.
Steve holds a degree Computer Information Systems and Software Development from Champlain College in Burlington, VT, and is graduate of the MBA Program in Information Technology from University of Redlands in Redlands, CA.

Steve is known in the SQL Community as a co-organizer of SQL Saturday in Los Angeles event, co-leader of LA Data Platform (fka SQLMalibu) User Group, frequent SQLSaturday speaker, and President and Co-Founder of Data Driven Technologies, Inc 501.c.3. non-profit.

Steve lives in Los Angeles, CA. When not dealing with data, he is fixing a house, and playing an XBOX with his 2 kids.

Boost performance of your SQL Server tables with a TURBO button

Introduction Performance, performance, performance. While performance in SQL Server can be achieved with code improvement and proper infrastructure maintenance, both tasks require an effort. Code reviews and deep index analysis would take time, but sometimes the obvious is right in front of you. Let's talk about HEAP tables, aka tables with no clustered indexes that […]

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2020-12-08

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Block user objects from being created in a master database

Introduction The Master database. Just in case that you are not familiar with this database, the Master database is used in SQL Server to store all the system information, instance-level settings, logon information, database file locations, etc. SQL Server can't run without access to a fully functional master database. It's highly recommended not to use […]

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2020-11-10

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Verify your SQL Server database backups

Introduction A popular joke about DBAs and database backups goes like this. There are two types of DBAs: DBAs that do backups DBAs that will do backups The joke is only stating the obvious – lack of database backups might be the end of a DBA career and/or the supported business. Unfortunately, that joke fails […]

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2020-01-07

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SSISDB Catalog Defaults Best Practices

Introduction The SSISDB database (a.k.a. the SSISDB catalog) was introduced back in SQL Server 2012 to de-clutter the MSDB database and provide an in-house logging and reporting infrastructure. In a nutshell, SSISDB is an SSIS framework making SQL Server Integration Services more robust and enterprise-friendly by providing the following features: Database backup Database encryption Support […]

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2019-12-26

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