Understanding CXPACKET From the SQL BOL (Books on Line) CXPACKET is defined as Class Exchange Packet and “occurs when trying to synchronize the query processor exchange iterator. You may consider lowering the degree of parallelism if contention on this wait type becomes a problem.” To get a deeper understanding, it can be explained this way. […]
Book Review: Big Red - Voyage of a Trident Submarine
I've grown up reading Tom Clancy and probably most of you have at least seen Red October, so this book caught my eye when browsing used books for a recent trip. It's a fairly human look at what's involved in sailing on a Trident missile submarine...