Full day PreCon Practical Performance Analysis in Melbourne at Asia & Australia Tour 2018

As it has almost become a habit by now for me, I will be touring Asia this summer. This year not only Asia, but for the first time also Australia. (There, however, is winter, which sometimes leads to funny confusion in agreements until you get used to this.) 1st stop: Singapore – Azure SQL Database […]

Optimizing workflows with In-Memory and Natively Compiled Objects – or how it does not work

During the course of optimizing data-access-code with the In-Memory-functionalities in Microsoft SQL Server (memory optimized tables + indexes, memory optimized table valued parameters and natively compiled stored procedures), you may often realize that sometimes you go one step forward and then another one backwards.

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.

How to import Extended Events session event_file target and parse deadlock-graph

This time it’s about one of the things that Extended Events do better and more easily than all techniques before: Saving of deadlock-events that occurred and analyzing the respective deadlock-graph.

Free SQL Deadlock Collector & Parser published at codeplex

Today I redeemed a promise made long ago: To provide the deadlock-collector framework, which I developed for use at my customers’, as a Codeplex project. Until now I have only given it out to attendees of my SQL Server Master-Classes and a few fellow Microsoft Certified Masters. From today on it is freely available to […]

Conferences 2013: Frankfurt Database Days and a couple of “Oracle-Moments”

I usually try to announce my conference participation in advance in order to give readers a chance to possibly plan them. Due to a severe lack of time and because I jumped in spontaneously for an absent speaker only a week before the conference, I didn’t manage to give you a heads-up this time.

Locking & READONLY Filegroups vs READONLY Databases

The Topic Locking and Read-Only for filegroups and databases is one of the ongoing myths around SQL Server in forums – and at least half of the information unfortunately wrong. Since I recently fell into the trap myself, I want to write down, how it really is. To have a definite picture, I made 3 […]