Kevin Kline and Richard Campbell, the host of RunAsRadio, discuss many of the new features in SQL Server 2014, plus the NoSQL movement, BigData, and how the roles of developers and databases continue to evolve in organizations today.
Are you coming to Charlotte next week for the PASS Summit? Let’s connect! When ever it’s open, I’ll be in the Exhibit Hall at the SQL Sentry booth unless I’m delivering a session or something of that nature. Here’s the sessions I’ve got on the calendar – Tue, Oct 15: First-timers Get to Know Your […]
When it comes to troubleshooting in relational databases, there’s no better place to start than wait statistics. In a nutshell, a wait statistic is an internal counter that tells you how long the database spent waiting for a particular resource, activity, or process. Since wait statistics are categorized by type, one look will quickly tell […]
I was just looking at my upcoming tour dates, trying to get my head around the fact that I’ll be logging about 40,000 miles in just 8 weeks. What’s not to love about working with our fine TSA Agents dozens of times in the next couple months, I ask you? I’m doing a few more […]
So many new resources to take advantage of: Windows 8.1 RTM and Windows Server 2012 RTM previews, new Windows Server virtual labs, “Previous Products” from the TechNet Eval Center, new Step-by-Step guides, Azure training camps, a $10 ebook for free, and more.
Kevin describes three of his favorite tools for running highly scalable database benchmark tests: the free, open-source HammerDB, the native SQL Server Distributed Replay Utility, and the commercial Benchmark Factory from Dell / Quest Software. Plus, a recap of his entire series of articles on database benchmarking.
Kevin offers some thoughts about role of the SQLPASS.Org Executive Committee and the incoming officers for 2014.
Tips and advice on growing your career as an IT and Data professional, including tips on understanding the business, growing into leadership positions, speaking, writing, and foreseeing problems in the IT world.