Enabling Growth Through Performance
Enabling Growth Through Performance

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Creating an Extended Events Session

Creating an extended events session is pretty straight forward with SQL Server 2012 as Microsoft has finally introduced a graphical user interface. During my time as a DBA, I often needed to create a quick trace to capture query activity for a particular table. So, let’s run through how we might do this with extended…

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Tracing Events in SQL Server

When you want to trace or instrument SQL Server activity, whether it be for performance purposes, security, auditing, etc. – you really have two baked in methods. Well, there are a few others – but they are not all that robust. Tracing with SQL Profiler Tracing with SQL Server profile is the good ol’ way…

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SQL Server Data Compression

When people talk about data compression they are typically discussing archival – but Microsoft has used this very popular technology in a way that has managed to fall into the category of performance improvement. Here I am going to give you an example of how we can use compression to decrease disk latency, maximize memory…

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