Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) discusses her upcoming trip to speak at SQL Saturday Edmonton and provides links to Data Compression posts and slides.
Paul White (@SQL_Kiwi) takes you on an optimizer journey, exploring how SQL Server comes up with cardinality estimates for COUNT queries.
Lori Edwards (@loriedwards) guides you through several examples of creating Advisory Conditions in SentryOne.
Guest author Derik Hammer (@SQLHammer) dismisses the common myth that table variables perform better than #temp tables because they are always in memory.
Steve Wright (@SQL_Steve) explains a hefty set of Advisory Conditions you can add to SentryOne to help you monitor, diagnose, and optimize SSAS performance.
Join us at SQLBits for a technical overview of Cortana Intelligence Suite, including the purpose and use cases for each component.
Allen White will be showing how to build near real-time ETL processes at SQL Bits using Service Broker.
Kevin Kline talks about the upcoming SQLBits conference, the sessions he's giving and, most importantly, the DISCO THEME!