Changing Database Collation and dealing with TempDB Objects

OK, so… I don't know how many of you use different collations but if you do then you know that there are two truths: 1) They're very flexible 2) They can cause you a bit of grief (changing collations and tempdb) Flexibility As of SQL Server 2000 (or heck, maybe it was 7.0?), database collations […]

Understanding TempDB, table variables v. temp tables and Improving throughput for TempDB

This is a much needed and much overdue blog entry… In 8 Steps to Better Transaction Log throughput, I mentioned a customer that was helped by TWO typical optimization problems I see. In that blog entry, I said I would write two blog entries – that one on transaction log optimization and another on common […]