When I presented at the SQLPASS this year there were several learning that I found it interesting. Every year, this presentation preparation is something I take it seriously. I know many them turn up to learn some new tricks every single year. Hence, I invest considerable amount of time to prepare. This year I showcased several tips and tricks involving SQL Server In-Memory OLTP capability. I personally feel this feature is lesser known and never appreciated. As I was doing the session, one of the DBA asked how to find out the memory utilization of various In-Memory OLTP tables.
The era of innovation with SQL Server administration side of things keep happening, it is strange that a lot of us miss these capabilities getting added into the system. I have seen processes define the way how DBA’s work. In a lot of places, the processes, scripts and behaviors are brought forward without a second thought. I wanted to share a recent story that happened at one of my client’s place. Let us talk my experience about playing with backups and compressions.
How to Downgrade Database from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2012 – Interview Question of the Week #099
Question: How to downgrade from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2012?
Answer: Not possible.
Just the other day I got an email with user asking how do the @@idle function work with SQL Server as when he runs them it gives him some number but the number is not easy to interpret. I totally agree with the observation. When I was new to SQL Server, the best learning resource available was SQL Server Books On Line. I used to read Books On Line and learn quite a bit from it.
Received an email “Need your urgent help On Demand, our MSDB Database has grown too big and we need help to check our sysmail_mailitems table. We are also facing performance issues.” I have been an independent consultant for a while and one of the services I provide is “On Demand (50 minutes)” service. This service is very helpful for organizations who are in need immediate help with their performance tuning issue. Though, I have set working ours for my regular clients, every single day, I keep two hours available for this particular offering. This way, I can make sure that anyone who urgently needs my help, can avail the same.