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SQL Data Partners – Podcast with Argenis Fernandez

In episode 53 of the SQL Data Partners podcast Carlos Chacon and I chat with Argenis Fernandez, storage guru and PASS Director-at-Large. We talk storage options, LUNs, IOPs, and why he thinks we all need to approach storage a lot differently.

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Speaking at PASS Summit 2016

This year in October, I again have the privilege to speak at PASS Summit in Seattle. One of my favorite topics, Database Corruption was the session that was selected. Here are the details. When Database Corruption Strikes You database is

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Podcast Episode 52 – The R Programming Language

Today we released Episode 52 on the SQL Data Partners podcast on the R Programming Language. You might remember a few weeks ago the announcement that I was joining Carlos Chacon as the co-host of the weekly podcast. Episode 52

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DBCC CloneDatabase

The Service Pack 2 release of SQL Server 2014 introduces a new DBCC command called DBCC CloneDatabase. Books online states: “DBCC CLONEDATABASE should be used to create a schema and statistics only copy of a production database in order to

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SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition

With previous versions of SQL Server to get the developer edition, it was usually available for around $50 USD at Amazon.com. With the introduction of SQL Server 2016 Microsoft has made the SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition a free download.

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SQL Data Partners – SQL Server Podcast

I am excited to announce that I have joined Carlos Chacon to become the co-host of the SQL Data Partners – SQL Server podcast. The weekly show has just reached 50 episodes, and Carlos has asked me to join him as co-host on

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Database Health Monitor Version 2.4.1 Released

Just one day after releasing Database Health Monitor version 2.4, today I released version 2.4.1. Version 2.4.1 includes a bug fix and 2 new feature that were added after the release of version 2.4. Feature: Support for SQL Server 2016. Since

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Database Health Monitor Version 2.4 Released

If you haven’t tried Database Health Monitor Version 2.4 might be a good time to try it out. Five and a half years of my development time has gone into Database Health monitor, and hopefully the features will show it. Here

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Updating SQL Server Statistics

Updating SQL Server statistics may not be as obvious as it may sound. Imagine this scenario. I invite you over for dinner and a game of Scrabble. After dinner, I start to do the dishes, while you set up the

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