Mike Hayner, chief technical officer at Pacific Northwest Software, has been in the industry for 19 years. He specializes in high performance, large scale applications with a data layer using Microsoft SQL Server.
SQL Server uses statistics to determine the type of execution plan it’ll use for a query, so it’s a good idea to make sure the statistics are being accurately calculated. A stored procedure makes it easy to do so.
In managing a database or sometimes numerous databases, we often get caught up in the day-to-day maintenance and lose sight of the other principles we know are critical to ensuring optimal performance. Here’s a quick refresher....More
Alerts represent a great way to take a proactive stance on being notified or alerted when something ugly, potentially ugly, or important happens on a SQL Server. On most servers that I manage, I typically deploy a whole bevy of different alerts....More