I had the pleasure of presenting my popular session, SQL Server Internals and Architecture, at the Music City Code conference.
Not only has the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team added more and stronger leadership, outstanding individual engineers and staff members, but it is also radically moving its entire development process into a "cloud-first" ethos. Now, I'd like to show one of the most salient results of this new development process-accelerated product releases. It was only […]
Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) kicks off his "Performance Myths" series, showing a "redundant" non-clustered index outperforming the clustered index with the same key.
Find out what new features have been released for the SentryOne Cloud, including a new Performance Dashboard!
Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) begins a new series aimed at debunking common myths about SQL Server performance.
Way back in the summer of 2014, I told you about how I used DB-Engines.com to determine the popularity of various data management tools and vendor platforms. Plus, by adding in an analysis Google Trends I can see where the overall trends that I'm interested in are headed. Staying up with the trends isn't just […]
Kevin Kline and Ben Lezin hold a short Q & A with Gavin Payne and Mike Wood about Azure architecture and improvements.
Erin Stellato demonstrates how to use the new DBCC CLONEDATABASE feature, in combination with Query Store, to test index and query changes.
Melissa Coates provides an overview of in-memory technologies in SQL Server, including columnstore indexes and memory-optimized tables, with an emphasis on columnstore indexes.
There's a very handy new tool from Microsoft called the Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA). The DEA makes it very easy to conduct A/B testing for SQL Server upgrades, providing quantitative insight into the performance differences across two versions of a database workload on SQL Server. READ MORE… Originally Posted February 08, 2017