New TPC-E Results for SQL Server 2016

There have been two recent TPC-E OLTP benchmark results published for SQL Server 2016. These include one from Fujitsu and one from Lenovo. The most recent result, from July 12, 2016 is for a four-socket FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY RX4770 M3 server that is using the latest generation, 14nm 2.2GHz Intel Xeon E7-8890 v4 processor (Broadwell-EX), […]

Recent SQL Server 2012 and 2014 Updates

Microsoft has released a number of SQL Server Cumulative Updates and Service Packs over the past several weeks. For SQL Server 2014, these include: June 20, 2016    SQL Server 2014 RTM CU14 (12.0.2569) June 20, 2016    SQL Server 2014 SP1 CU7 (12.0.4459) July 11, 2016     SQL Server 2014 SP2 RTM (12.0.5000) SQL Server 2014 RTM […]

Speaking at PASS Summit 2016

I will be presenting two sessions at the PASS Summit 2016 in Seattle, WA, which is being held October 25-28, 2016. On Monday, October 24, 2016, I will be doing an all-day, Pre-Conference session on how to interpret my SQL Server diagnostic information queries. I have done many shorter versions of this session (such as […]

SQL Server Diagnostic Information Queries for July 2016

This month, I have several new improvements in the SQL Server 2014 and 2016 sets, along with additional comments and documentation in the SQL Server 2012, 2014 and 2016 sets.  I have gotten quite a bit of interest about making a special version of these queries for SQL Database in Microsoft Azure. So, I will […]