Author Archives: SQL Padre

Expanding a DBA’s Role

I have never really considered my self a System Administrator, but I am familiar enough with the Windows Operating System to consider myself a little dangerous. However, with more and more of our clients utilizing the power of Microsoft Azure … Continue reading

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A Day of Learning

Today, I had the privilege of presenting my “Hostile Takeover” presentation at SQL Saturday #593 in Birmingham, AL.  Very nice location at Samford University. Very Hospitable hosts and great presentations!

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Isolation Levels 101: Concurrency Issues

The other day I had a client complaining about slowness, queries erroring out, blocking and processes stopping; you know the usual complaints. So, like any other DBA I pulled out my handy dandy toolbox of queries to determine exactly what … Continue reading

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A New Mini-Adventure with Idera Software

Yesterday, Idera Software (@Idera_Software) announced their slate of 2017 Idera ACEs (Advisors and Community Educators). I am honored to be included as an Idera ACE for 2017. Part of my responsibilities as an ACE is to represent Idera at local … Continue reading

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