DBAs, Here’s Your Task for the Holidays

The holidays can be a slow time in IT. Users aren't asking for as many things and projects are going a little slower.  Now is your time to strike.  Open your email client right now, start an email to your SAN admin, and copy/paste the below in. Hey – it's not often that I actually […]

Stop Tuning Your Queries.

Most of my performance tuning is done in small groups – a developer is frustrated because his query isn't fast enough, so the developer and the DBA get together to show me the code in question. If they hand me a stored procedure with a SELECT statement to tune, the first thing I do is […]