See updated downloads, security fixes, release notes, and observed changes for builds of SQL Server 2016.
Erin Stellato discusses the performance impact of a predominately adhoc workload in SQL Server.
Paul White explains in detail the factors SQL Server considers when enabling minimal logging for inserts into an empty clustered table.
Find out the build number of each SQL Server 2017 build as it is released, discover where to download, and how to get details on new fixes and features.
Itzik Ben-Gan resumes his blog series on T-SQL bugs, pitfalls, and best practices, treating an issue with correlated column references in subqueries.
Paul Randal provides a detailed introduction to troubleshooting SQL Server workload performance using wait statistics.
Paul White explains in detail the factors SQL Server considers when enabling minimal logging for inserts into a table without a clustered index.
Most organizations are familiar with the constant exercise of prioritizing price or performance, particularly in decisions about technology infrastructure. We know how tempting it can be to simply throw more hardware or compute power at a database performance problem. But even that short-sighted approach doesn’t work when budget is a concern.
Find information about the builds of SQL Server Management Studio in the new release cycle approach; locate previous versions.
Paul White goes deep on grouped aggregation pushdown, and explains examples where this optimization is unsuccessful or simply not attempted, using the undocumented command DBCC CSINDEX.
SQL Server 2014 is now at Service Pack 3, with plenty of enhancements back-ported from recent SQL Server 2016, 2017, and 2019 updates.
Aaron Bertrand shares his slide decks and demos from two recent presentations at CodeStock in Knoxville, TN.
Itzik Ben-Gan asks you to invest in SQL Server's future by voting for Row Pattern Recognition, a potential T-SQL syntax extension he deems the next step in the evolution of window functions.
Paul White explains why the IGNORE_DUP_KEY index option on a clustered index can result in much poorer performance than for a nonclustered unique index.
Rob Farley talks about filtered indexes and when you might want to add filtered columns to the index definition.