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  • Top 10 DBA Mistakes on SQL Server. (Now with Prizes for Participation!)

    The first big mistake I made as a DBA was coming to work with my zipper wide open. But I digress.Hear one of my most popular session via streaming media at SQLSentry.TV!Microsoft SQL Server is easier to administrate than any other relational database on the market.  But “easier than everyone else” doesn’t mean it’s easy.  And it doesn’t ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 9, 2014
  • Wait Statistics in Microsoft SQL Server

     (Originally appearing at http://kevinekline.com/2013/10/09/wait-statistics-in-sql-server/).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 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 9, 2013
  • Read the New TPC Database Benchmarking Series

    Let's talk about database application benchmarking.This is a skill set which, in my opinion, is one of the major differentiators between a journeyman-level DBA and a true master of the trade. In this article published in my monthly column at Database Trends & Applications magazine, I'll give you a brief introduction to TPC benchmarks and, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 22, 2013
  • The Zombie PerfMon Counter That Never Dies! Quick Tip

    The PerfMon Counters That Just Won't DieOne of the things that's simultaneously great and horrible about the Internet is that once something gets posted out in the ether, it basically never goes away.  (Some day, politicians will realize this.  We can easily fact check their consistency).  Because of longevity of content posted to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 8, 2012
  • Two New Slide Decks. Plus, the Week in Colorado.

    I had the honor of traveling the great state of Colorado last week, speaking at the PASS chapters in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver.  At all three events, we had a stellar attendance and, at least in Denver, broke all the records in recent memory both in terms of overall attendance and in first-timers. ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 20, 2012
  • Using Qure Workload Optimizer for SQL Sentry

    Last week at SQL Bits #8 in Brighton, England, SQL Sentry (my employer) announced its partnership with DBSophic, makers of the Qure workload management suite. Qure Workload Optimizer is a tool aimed at analyzing a workload and providing suggestions to improve the overall performance of that workload. These suggestions can range from adding and ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 21, 2011
  • SCOM, 90 days in, III. Stuff to Add

    This is the third installment of a series on our deployment of System Center at my workplace, emphasis on SQL Server MP. At this point we’ve got Operations Manager installed, and up and running, and we’ve been able to categorize all the monitored servers into production, preproduction, test and DR using groups that have dynamic membership rules. ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on March 3, 2011
  • SQLSat65, Great Perf Counters Poster from Quest

    I was fortunate to be able to attend the Vancouver BC SQLSaturday this past weekend, and it was excellent! Great sessions, good facility, well attended. Nice work, and a huge thank you to the volunteers that made that happen. One side perk: I got a copy of this terrific performance counters poster from Quest, which you can download as a PDF ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on February 28, 2011
  • SCOM, 90 Days In, I

    At my office we’re about 90 days into our implementation of System Center Operations Manager for Windows Server and SQL Server monitoring. All in all it’s been a good experience, and I’m really excited to have access to this tool. I’ve logged a fair number of years as a DBA on products like Idera’s SQL Diagnostic Manager and Quest Spotlight on SQL ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on February 23, 2011
  • A Warning to Those Using sys.dm_exec_query_stats

    The sys.dm_exec_query_stats view is one of my favorite DMVs. It has replaced a large chunk of what I used to use SQL Trace for--pulling metrics about what queries are running and how often--and it makes this kind of data collection painless and automatic. What's not to love? But use cases for the view are a topic for another post. Today I want to ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on April 22, 2010
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