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When SQL Server Performance Goes Bad: Implicit Conversions

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When you're developing a database, the pressure is on to get something that works, using an efficient algorithm. When you are getting close to a release candidate, however, there are some programming habits that must be removed from the code, because they can cause unexpected performance problems. In this article, you'll learn how to detect and remove one such problem: reliance on implicit datatype conversions in your queries. We'll use a combination of plan cache queries, extended events, and SQL Monitor.

2020-09-11

Automate Responses to Bad Deployments with SQL Monitor

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Jamie Wallis explains how SQL Monitor can both reveal quickly who ran a deployment, and when, and automate the incident-response workflow to ensure it's dealt with swiftly. By extending such workflows to development and test servers, as well as production, the feedback cycle starts earlier, and you can stop problems from ever reaching the users.

2020-07-16

Using SQL Monitor Groups in PowerShell

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Not only are SQL Monitor Groups probably the neatest and most maintainable way of ensuring that all your SQL Servers have the best possible configuration of alerts, but they represent a powerful way of categorizing your SQL Server estate. In this article, I'll show how to use the SQL Monitor PowerShell API to export these groups, save their settings onto a configuration management system, or compare groups of settings to see the differences between them.

2020-03-25

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