Author: SteveStedman

Podcast Episode – The Long Awaited Index Episode

For a couple of months we have had requests on the SQL Data Partners Podcast to do an episode on indexing. It is my pleasure to announce that the Indexing episode (episode 81) was released today, well at lease half

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Azure PDW What is Active

Lately I have had the opportunity to work with performance tuning of queries running on the Azure Parallel Data Warehouse (Azure PDW). This has been interesting in that everything you thought you knew about SQL Server DMV’s, writing queries and

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Bellingham SQL Server Users Group – January 25th

On Wednesday January 25th at 6:00pm we will be hosting the monthly meeting of the Bellingham SQL Server Users Group. January SQL Server Users Group In-Person @ 709 West Orchard Drive #4 Bellingham, Washington 18:00 – 20:00 (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time

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Podcast Episode 79: SSIS Catalog with Andy Leonard

This weeks episode we are pleased to host Andy Leonard to discuss his thoughts on the catalog and how this feature provides some really interesting benefits for ETL architecture. Although the SSIS Catalog DB is created with management studio, it does not

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The On Call DBA For Corruption

  One of those services that I offer is on call help for DBA’s who encounter database corruption. Call me anytime 24/7 and as long as you are an existing customer, or we can work out a billing arrangement to

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Latest Podcast Episodes

Here is a quick update on the last 3 podcast episodes that we have published, ending up 2016, and starting out 2017 with some great information from Paul Turley, Jimmy May and Argenis Fernandez. Episode 77: New Reporting Options with

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TempDB – Do This and Don’t Do That

Today I had the opportunity to present on TempDB to the Spokane SQL Server users group (PASS Chapter). The session was titled TempDB – Do This and Don’t Do That”, and it covers a bunch of tips and best practices around

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Remastered Podcast Episodes

SQL Data Partners has been remastering some of the older podcast episodes, allowing for a better sound quality than what was originally done. These will be made available on YouTube as they are completed. Here is one of the more recent

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Database Health Monitor – January 2017 Version Released

Today we released the Database Health Monitor January 2017 version. You can download it for free at http://DatabaseHealth.com/Download. This update includes  some new branding with new logos, new icons, and a new splash screen, as well as the usual feature

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Zero to SQL in 20 Lessons

My good friend and business partner Carlos L. Chacon has just completed an introduction to SQL book, that he has just published on Amazon. He is offering the Kindle edition for free for 2 days, December 14th and December 15th,

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