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 provides two new session slide decks and tells about his week presenting sessions in Colorado from August 14-17, 2012.
I was recently chatting with Megan Keller, my long-time editor for the Tool Time column and Executive Editor at SQL Server Pro, DevProConnections, and SharePoint Pro.
Read about the latest update to FineBuild for SQL Server, a tool with speeds installation and configuration of SQL Server and associated utilities and programs.
Microsoft unleashes a torrent of free technical content which you can use in your blogs or user group site to drive deeper engagement with your audience and community.
Here are a hand full of cool database migration tools and white papers worth mentioning for SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, and Sybase.
I profiled Adam Machanic’s excellent stored procedure, SP_WHOISACTIVE, back in August of 2010
why write your own when you can download a prewritten preventative maintenance script for SQL Server?
Disco is a free tool for DBAs and developers that enables you to discover and inventory almost all extant versions and editions of Microsoft SQL Server