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  • My Best Blog Posts from 2015

    ALWAYS LEARNINGAbout mid-way into&nbsp;August of&nbsp;2015, I learned some important new factors in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) that caused me to make some big changes to the way in which I blogged. Namely - simply reposting a slight variant of a given blog post could hurt your overall SEO rankings for any or all of the given posts. Now you ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 29, 2016
  • re: Looking for Good DMV/Database Admin Queries!

    Hi Durga, I suggest you take your question to They'll be much faster than I, since I'm frequently on the road. -Kev
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 24, 2015
  • SQL Sentry Grows in the UK and Beyond

    Originally appearing at;Read the full post&nbsp;HERE.- - -I am pleased to announce we are hiring TWO new sales engineers residing in Great Britain to start on Monday, August 10th:&nbsp;John Martin (@sqlservermonkey) and Richard Douglas (@sqlrich). (See Richard's post&nbsp;HERE).John MartinRichard DouglasJohn and Richard ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 7, 2015
  • Professional Development - A Recipe for Success

    Originally appearing at&nbsp;;My friend Joe Webb's father-in-law spent most of his adult life as a cardiologist. That's a highly specialized and highly technical area in the field of medicine that deals with the heart. Not every physician can claim to be a cardiologist. It requires rigorous training under the close supervision ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 6, 2015
  • DBTA - StretchDB, a Cool New Feature in vNext SQL Server

    Originally appearing in&nbsp;my monthly column&nbsp;at&nbsp;Database Trends &amp; Applications magazine.&nbsp;When it comes to cloud-based database management, there are really only two players: Amazon, the value leader, and Microsoft, the innovation leader. Amazon has carved out a niche as the value leader in cloud-based database management, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 5, 2015
  • re: DBTA - Does the Looming Shortage in DBAs Spell Opportunity?

    Very insightful, Greg, as always. You're point about database development and application tuning is spot-on. Those specialties will -always- be in demand. The trials and travails of the low-level trench work are what cloud and hosting providers are trying to turn into utility services.
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 4, 2015
  • ICYMI - Predicate Logic, Four Things I Wish I'd Known Sooner, Transact-SQL Bad Habits, Rewriting Queries to Improve Performance

    &nbsp;Some of my favorite articles&nbsp;originally appearing at&nbsp; Not Seek PredicatePaul White (&nbsp;b&nbsp;|&nbsp;t&nbsp;) proves, once again, why he is the best in the business when it comes to debugging a SQL Server query. In this post, Paul gives you a step-by-step breakdown of a query that goes astray due ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 4, 2015
  • Professional Development - What a Difference 60 Years Makes

    Originally appearing at&nbsp;;In 1957, the Soviet-made Sputnik streaked across the sky in low earth orbit. It was clearly visible to millions of concerned Americans. The Soviet government had leapfrogged America technologically. The dot that traversed the nighttime sky marked a change in international politics and fueled the ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 30, 2015
  • DBTA - IT Employers Must Adapt to the Looming DBA Shortage

    Originally appearing in&nbsp;my monthly column&nbsp;at&nbsp;Database Trends &amp; Applications magazine.&nbsp;In the first of this three-part series, I described some of the findings contained in an intriguing new survey published by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. In that article, I covered the macroeconomic and general ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 29, 2015
  • ICYMI - Recommended Intel Processors For SQL '14, Should Indexes Be In The Key Or Included, Comparing Windows Azure VM Performance

    &nbsp;Some of my favorite articles&nbsp;originally appearing at&nbsp; &nbsp; Grouped Concatenation in SQL Server&nbsp;and&nbsp;Grouped Concatenation: Ordering and Removing DuplicatesIn these two related blog posts, Aaron Bertrand (&nbsp;b&nbsp;|&nbsp;t&nbsp;) of&nbsp;SQL Sentry&nbsp;takes on the safest and most efficient ways ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 28, 2015
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