The Blocked Process Report

A few days ago, one of my customers asked if there is a possibility to get a notification from SQL Server when a query has to wait for a longer time, because an incompatible lock exists on the same object. The answer to this question was easy, because SQL Server ...

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Running a TPC-C workload on SQL Server

I have a lot of customers with some impressive SQL Server workloads, those databases are several hundred GB large, with several hundred simultaneous users – just great environments for performance tuning and troubleshooting. Some weeks ago I thought about how I can simulate such workloads in my own environment, so ...

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My new event series across Europe: SQL Server 2012 Deep Dive Days

I’m very proud to announce today that I’m running next year a new event series across Europe: the SQL Server 2012 Deep Dive Days. You can learn in this 3 day event all about the new things in SQL Server 2012. The event series is currently planned for the following ...

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Why SQL Server is using so LESS memory

Today I want to talk about a phenomenon regarding memory management in SQL Server. A few weeks ago I had a consulting customer where we made some SQL Server performance improvements. As a side note the customer asked me, why SQL Server isn’t using as much memory as possible on ...

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Correction of my unfair and incorrect words against SQLWorkshops.com

On October 18, 2011 I have made unfair and incorrect words on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Xing against the owners of SQLWorkshops.com. Because of this misbehavior of me, I got a so-called dissuasion letter from SQLWorkshops.com, which I have signed today, because I’m committing me now not to make such ...

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