SQL Server 2016 SP1 removes the editions’ programming feature limits!

These are just sublime news, there is no other way to put it: With the Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2016 released today, Microsoft puts an end to the programming-technical differences between the editions (LocalDB, Express, Standard, Web, Enterprise)! As of today, EVERYONE who is already working on SQL Server 2016 can create In-Memory […]

Index-Cheat-Sheet. The complete Index-compatibility Matrix for SQL Server

With the total of 4 new index types we have gained since SQL Server 2012 now we also have a total of 4 basic formats (Heap, Clustered Index, Clustered Columnstore Index, memory-optimized “varheap”) for data storage in SQL Server. And what’s more, with SQL Server 2016, these can be combined in various ways.

The SQL Server 2016 In-Memory Evolution – from row-store to columnstore to in-memory operational analytics

SQL Server 2016 is finally available and, by extension, the “version 2” of the In-Memory OLTP Engine, if you will. At various international conferences and already at the IX in 2014 I have presented what is behind the In-Memory Engine of SQL Server introduced in SQL Server 2014. Only I had not yet found the […]

Conferences in SQL Server summer 2016

It feels like I have just been back from the SQLBits XV in Liverpool, where I introduced the Security Features of the SQL Server 2016 (SQL Server 2016 – Security Obscurity and Encryption), and next thing I know, I am already in the middle of planning the next SQL Server Master-Class on High Availability with […]

Sarpedon Quality Lab presenting SQL Server 2016 In-Memory and Security Features in Arabia at SQL Gulf 3

مرحبا (“MARR-hah-bah”, Arabic: Hello) This year takes me to yet another part of the world: I have been invited to speak at THE SQL Server Conference in the Middle East: at SQL Gulf 3 taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 23rd.

SQLKonferenz in Darmstadt: Presenting the Security Features of SQL Server 2016 with the program manager of the security-teams from Redmond

This year, from 23 to 25 February, the 3rd ”SQLKonferenz” takes place in Darmstadt. And this year represents a particular peak for me in two regards: For one, my company, Sarpedon Quality Lab®, is for the first time Silver Sponsor of the conference. In this way, I am supporting PASS Deutschland e.V., the German SQL […]

SQL Server 2016 – the Security & Performance Release

The news broke in early May: That’s when Satya Nadella presented SQL Server 2016 at the Microsoft Ignite-Conference in Chicago. I can already say that SQL Server 2016 will be one of the most exciting releases in recent years. And that’s because this time it’s clearly focused on security. Next to performance features, security features […]

My conference sessions in 2015: from Extended Events over In-Memory to Security

Finally I get to write about my conference-talks in 2015. The year started really great with the German SQL Server Konferenz in Darmstadt with 2 sessions on In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2014 – one of them being even a full-day PreCon, which I co-presented with Niko Neugebauer, who was talking about Clustered ColumnStore Indexes.

Article “SQL Server 2014 – New Fundament” in iX Issue 5/2014

In the May-issue of the iX, on page 56, there is an article by me which I wrote together with my colleagues Volker Heck (Cloud- and BI-Part) and Holger Schwichtenberg (copy-editing).

Die Agenda der SQL Server Konferenz 2014 ist online!

Vom 10.-12. Februar 2014 findet in Darmstadt die erste Deutsche SQL Server Konferenz statt. Zeitgleich feiert die PASS Deutschland e.V. ihr 10-jähriges Bestehen. Also Geburtstag 🙂