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In the Top 10 DBA Mistakes: Horror Stories - Panel Discussion, SQL Server MVPs and SQL Cruise Technical Leads, Kevin Kline, Jes Borland, David Klee, Grant Fritchey, Tim Ford and Aaron Bertrand discuss how they learned the most from their experience as DBAs when things went horribly wrong and why it is extremely important to always be knowledgeable about your systems.
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In Part 1 of the DBA Mistakes series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They discuss disk subsystems and why it’s important to think about not only the amount of disk space but also the IO throughput. They also discuss the importance of testing and benchmarking for your disks.
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In Part 2 of the panel session on DBA Horror Stories, Kevin, Jes, David, Grant, Aaron and Tim talk about how the development of technology doesn’t get rid of the DBA, but forces a shift in jobs for the DBA.
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SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline discusses the top 10 administrative mistakes that DBAs make on Microsoft SQL Server. He discusses how most of the mistakes are due to process and business issues instead of issues with technology.
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SQL Server’s plan cache is one of the largest regions of memory and is used to store SQL and T-SQL code for quick execution. It is largely self-maintaining and self-tuning. However, the kind of code you write and the way you invoke that code can have an enormous impact on how the plan cache is maintained, tuned, and optimized.
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In this video, renowned query tuning expert and Microsoft Data Platform MVP Aaron Bertrand looks at the brand new release of SQL Sentry Plan Explorer, the industry's most popular free query tuning tool.
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In this video, Scott Fallen shares tips on how to get started with execution plans. He discusses what an execution plan is and why they are important. He also walks through a couple of sample plans.
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In this video, Kevin Kline and John Martin discuss the roles and responsibilities of a DBA. They look at the interpersonal issues and answer questions who do I need to satisfy and what’s really expected. They also look at what technical skills you need to succeed as a DBA.
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SQL Server specialist Gavin Payne discusses how the Microsoft Azure cloud platform has become an integral part of what’s now a very broad and deep Microsoft data platform. He begins by identifying the platform’s different cloud services and how they relate to traditional SQL Server services. Gavin then suggests how these cloud services can then be used with existing on-premises data platforms to create hybrid solutions – something that’s becoming popular with businesses of all sizes.
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In this session, Niko Neugebauer looks at the columnstore indexes and discusses how they've improved in SQL Server 2016. About the speaker: Niko Neugebauer works as a BI Consultant for OH22, which creates int...
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SQL Server specialist Gavin Payne discusses how the Microsoft Azure cloud platform has become an integral part of what’s now a very broad and deep Microsoft data platform. He begins by identifying the platform’s diffe...
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In Part 2 of the series, SQL Server MVPs Aaron Bertrand and SurveyMonkey’s Argenis Fernandez join Kevin Kline. They transition from discussing disk subsystems to discussing the issues with accepting SQL Server’s installation defaults. They begin by explaining why you need to set the size of a database when you build it and the issues with not managing virtual log files (VLFs) correctly. They also explain why you should not stick with the default power plan.