Steve Stedman

Steve Stedman is a SQL Server developer and DBA. He blogs, teaches, lectures, and consults. He also created the Database Health Reports project, which focuses on SQL Server performance tuning.

Articles by Steve Stedman
T-SQL Join Types
T-SQL join types include inner join, left outer join, right outer join, full outer join, and cross join. Each T-SQL join type lets you accomplish different objectives. Understanding all the different T-SQL join types can help you make the right decision regarding which one to use so that you can get the results you're looking for.
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Apr 15, 2014
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Save Thousands in Licensing Costs for SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
Apr 8, 2014
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NoSQL: Eventual Consistency Yields Major Flaws

While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Apr 1, 2014
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SQL Server 2014 Now Available—No Joke

Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More
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