Webinar 2.5 Followup (Episode 8 – Nonclustered Indexes)
21 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.5 — Nonclustered Indexes Because this week is a holiday week in the US, there is NO HOMEWORK! If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded session, the recording is available through this link. Don’t miss the next webinar on November 28th: Fragmentation! You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-kalen-delaneys-sql-server-internals-webinars-episode-9-tickets-39714618493 In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be […]

Webinar 2.4 Followup (Episode 7 – Clustered Indexes)
14 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.4 — Clustered Indexes If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded version,  here is the link to the video. Solution to the homework will be posted by or on next Monday. Don’t miss the next webinar on November 21st: Nonclustered Indexes!  You can register here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-kalen-delaneys-sql-server-internals-webinars-episode-8-tickets-39713832141 In addition, I am publishing a list of the upcoming topics. Please be aware they […]

Webinar #2.3 Follow-up (Episode 6)
07 Nov 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.3 — Large Datatype Storage And here is the link to the video. Don’t miss the next webinar on November 14th: Clustered Indexes! You can register here! ————————————– Homework discussion for Webinar #2.2: Calculate the maximum number of IAMs a single object, including its indexes, can have.

Why Learn About SQL Server Internals?
30 Oct 2017

I’ve been writing and teaching about SQL Server internals for over 25 years. While there is usually a lot of interest in my books and classes, there are always people who ask, frequently after about the first day of my 5-day class, “What’s the point? Why is this information useful to know?” What is “Internals”? First of all, we need to answer the question “What is Internals?” For SQL Server, the short answer is “The way SQL Server works internally!” […]

Webinar #2.2 Follow-up (Episode 5)
24 Oct 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 2.2 — Allocation Information If you missed the session, or would like to watch the recorded version, you can get a link to access the video here. Webinar #2.2 Homework:

Webinar #2.1 Follow-up (Episode 4)
18 Oct 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides, demo and homework files here: Webinar 2.1 — Tables, pages and rows If you missed the session, and/or would like to watch the recorded version, you can get a link to the recording here.   Here are solutions to the homework:

Expand capacity with an IBM DB2 SQL Azure SQL Database migration
09 Oct 2017

One of the world’s largest distributors of non-food consumable products wanted to rationalize their data platform and business intelligence strategy. Their current IBM DB2 database system lacked repository to host historical audit related data, so they could hardly retrieve data from past years. Then we came up with an Azure cloud database solution that could store all the historical data and created Power BI reports on top of it. We performed the IBM DB2 Azure SQL Database migration as a […]

Building Microsoft Access modernization roadmap
Developing Access modernization roadmap for highly outdated environment
05 Oct 2017

A major Health Department was running a data system that has been expanding over the years. Eventually, they ended up with a highly outdated and inefficient environment with thousands of Microsoft Access and SQL Server databases. Such an outdated system presents a number of risks such as performance, scalability, manageability, security issues and frequent database corruptions. This leads to revenue losses because of poor performance. Moreover, such environments are usually not cost-effective with increased operating expenses due to a great […]

Webinar #1.3 Metadata Internals Follow-up
03 Oct 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended! You can get the slides and demo files here: Webinar 1.3 — Metadata Internals If you missed the session, and/or would like to watch the recorded version, you can get a link to the recording here. Related posts Why Learn About SQL Server Internals? Webinar #1.1 SQL Server Metadata Overview Follow-up Webinar #2.1 Follow-up (Episode 4) Webinar 2.9 Followup (Episode 12 – Columnstore Indexes)

Thank you, SQLSaturday Holland!
02 Oct 2017

The first event on my Fall tour is behind me now. I had a wonderful time at SQLSaturday Holland. A couple of great questions came up that should lead to blog posts soon! Slides and scripts can now be downloaded: Locking Session Statistics Session