If you have ever contacted me via email, you would know that I am very active in replying to emails. Many of the emails are for suggestions and I don’t get much time to help everyone, but I do reply to them letting them know the alternatives. If you are following my blog, you would know that I do provide “On Demand” services to help critical issues. This blog is an outcome of one of such short engagement. This is how it started and it is about RPC Server.
The other day, I received an email asking – What does elastic scalability mean?
SQL Server Performance Tuning is my hobby, passion and a job. During my recent consulting engagement for Comprehensive Database Performance Health Check, I had to face a very interesting situation which I had never faced before. I personally take any consulting gig where SQL Server is running slow, it does not matter if it is Configuration Manager Console, Dynamics, NAV, SharePoint or any other application which runs SQL Server as a database.
Question: How to Show Results of sp_spaceused in a Single Result?
Answer: When I hear this question from my co-interviewer, I objected. I think it is not a good interview question. I do not expect any of the candidates to remember any of the syntax. Remembering basic syntax should be a good idea, but it should not be the sole requirement of the hiring a good candidate. I believe I am a good DBA but trust me personally I do not remember all the syntax.
Question: How to Clear Plan Cache with Scoped Configuration?
Question: What is the difference between spid, kpid and ecid in sysprocesses?
During recent SQL Server Performance Tuning Practical Workshop I receive following question about Query Optimizer Fixes.
It has been quite a long time since I stopped posting about various SQL downloads available on the interest. The reason was that many users were not interested in learning about it. However the latest release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), requires a mention about it. The latest version contains Performance Dashboard by default.