Below is a script I recently used on a project to dynamically generate and execute the statements needed to clear all the data out of a database. It is heavily borrowed from a blog post … Continue reading Generating a Database Clean Up Script
Regardless of your opinion on Microsoft certifications, when you work for a Microsoft partner company, you are typically encouraged to get certified in your area of expertise and stay current. So now that SQL 2012 … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 Certification Path
On a previous project, there was quite a bit of PerformancePoint dashboard work. A few of the dashboards contained a large multi-select nested filter with a ton of items to choose from. Once the dashboards were published, … Continue reading Filter Enhancements in PerformancePoint Services 2013
Today I ran into a performance/scalability problem with a group of stored procs I’d written earlier this week. All the procs passed basic unit-testing, but once I increased the load from processing 100 records to … Continue reading Performance Tuning with OPTIMIZE FOR UNKNOWN
One of the major benefits associated with ColumnStore indexes is increased I/O performance. Below are two of the more common explanations for this bump in I/O performance… ColumnStores only retrieve data (from storage) necessary to satisfy … Continue reading ColumnStores vs. RowStores: I/O Performance and Compression
For the vast majority of SQL Server professionals, it wasn’t until earlier this year, with the release of SQL Server 2012, that concept of “ColumnStore” (as opposed to RowStore) popped up on the radar. And … Continue reading ColumnStores vs. RowStores: How Different Are They Really?
Currently, I’m working with a client to develop a custom database application that will be used for tracking and reporting on account receivables. We have estimated between 2-3 billion transactions per year and need to … Continue reading Diving Into the Deep End with ColumnStore Indexes
This morning while coding a stored procedure for a SQL Server 2012 SSDT project in Visual Studio, I noticed an interesting little blue squiggly under one of the column references in the WHERE-clause of the … Continue reading Static Code Analysis and SARG-ability