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  • Next-Level Parallel Plan Forcing: An Alternative to 8649

    ''Even experts with decades of SQL Server experience and detailed internal knowledge will want to be careful with this trace flag.  I cannot recommend you use it directly in production unless advised by Microsoft, but you might like to use it on a test system as an extreme last resort, perhaps to generate a plan guide or USE PLAN hint for ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on July 11, 2013
  • More Fun in Atlanta: Parallelism at SQL Saturday 220

    May 18, SQL Saturday returns yet again to the Atlanta area. At this point I've become a bit of a regular at Atlanta's events; this will be my third one in a row. The team that puts them together is amazing, and produces top quality, super fun and educational days every time. Plus: Taco Mac. Friday, May 17, the event is running a few ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on February 25, 2013
  • Recent Webcasts on Parallel Processing Available for Download

    While preparing the material for my PASS Summit post-con on parallelism and parallel processing I realized that I could easily take a few chunks out, modify them a bit, and create some nice standalone webcasts. So I did just that, and delivered two sessions, one for the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter and another for the PASS Application ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on October 7, 2010
  • Webcast - September 28, 2010 - Next-Level SQLCLR: Parallel Processing and Bulk Load

    Tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. GMT) I'll be doing a webcast for the PASS Application Development Virtual Chapter.Next-Level SQLCLR: Parallel Processing and Bulk LoadThe power of SQLCLR as a performance tool has been well-documented at this point; certain queries, when re-written the right way using SQLCLR components, can run an order of ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on September 27, 2010
  • RunAs Radio Goes Parallel!

    Just a quick note to let you know that I did an interview with my friend Richard Campbell for his IT podcast, RunAs Radio. The topic is -- of course -- the common theme of my blog as of late: parallelism. Check it out!
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 11, 2010
  • PASS Summit 2010 Post-Conference Seminar on Parallel Processing

    I am honored to have been selected for a second year in a row to present a full-day seminar at the PASS Summit. This year's seminar will be a ''post-con'', and will be delivered on Friday, November 12. The title of the seminar is ''A Day of Doing Many Things at Once: Multitasking, Parallelism, and Process Distribution,'' and the focus is on ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 4, 2010
  • PASS Performance Virtual Chapter: Parallelize Your Queries!

    Last month a new PASS Virtual Chapter was introduced, one with a theme that is near and dear to much of what I like to work on: performance. Tomorrow, Tuesday August 3rd at noon Eastern time, the chapter will have its second meeting, and I will be doing the presentation. The topic is Parallelism and Performance. Here's the abstract:In ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on August 2, 2010
  • SQL University: Parallelism Week - Part 3, Settings and Options

    Congratulations! You've made it back for the the third and final installment of Parallelism Week here at SQL University. So far we've covered the fundamentals of multitasking vs. parallel processing and delved into how parallel query plans actually work. Today we'll take a look at the settings and options that influence intra-query parallelism and ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on May 28, 2010
  • SQL University: Parallelism Week - Part 2, Query Processing

    Welcome back for the second part of Parallelism Week here at SQL University. Get your pencils ready, and make sure to raise your hand if you have a question. Last time we covered the necessary background material to help you understand how the SQL Server Operating System schedules its many active threads, and the differences between its ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on May 26, 2010
  • SQL University: Parallelism Week - Introduction

    Welcome to Parallelism Week at SQL University. My name is Adam Machanic, and I'm your professor. Imagine having 8 brains, or 16, or 32. Imagine being able to break up complex thoughts and distribute them across your many brains, so that you could solve problems faster. Now quit imagining that, because you're human and you're stuck with only one ...
    Posted to Adam Machanic (Weblog) by Adam Machanic on May 24, 2010
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