Category: SQL Server

Erin Stellato takes a look at the new COMPRESS and DECOMPRESS functions, comparing their impact on space and performance to traditional data compression.
When monitoring SQL Server for performance, you should know which counters matter, and why. MVP Allen White explains 15 common and relevant counters.
For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Lori Edwards promotes one of the most frustrating SQL Server error messages in existence, "String or binary data would be truncated."
January 10, 2017 | Lori Edwards | SQL Server, T-SQL Tuesday, Connect 0
Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) wonders why she can't sort items in a Power BI Stacked Chart in a post for this month's T-SQL Tuesday about Connect items.
For T-SQL Tuesday #86, Aaron Bertrand highlights a few of his favorite bugs and feature requests on Microsoft's improvement site, connect.microsoft.com.
January 10, 2017 | Aaron Bertrand | SQL Server, T-SQL Tuesday, Connect 0
Kevin Kline invites you to three webinars coming up in January: A two-part series on the Azure platform, with Gavin Payne; and a session from Paul Stanton on running SQL Server inside Docker containers.
Glenn Berry uses a few specific examples to demonstrate the performance benefits you can get from SQL Server 2016 SP1 Enterprise Edition.
In every month of 2016, Aaron Bertrand will attempt to publish an introductory blog post about SQL Server.
December 13, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | Community, SQL Server 3
Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) explains a few details about the memory limits in SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 that make this upgrade
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Aaron Bertrand describes his steps for setting up a development stack, with VS Code on Mac, managing SQL Server on Ubuntu, inside a Docker container.
November 16, 2016 | Aaron Bertrand | SQL Server, Docker 7
Erin Stellato goes into detail about some practical use cases for a new DBCC command in SQL Server 2014 SP2 and 2016 : DBCC CLONEDATABASE.
August 29, 2016 | SQLPerformance.com | SQL Server, Statistics 0
Melissa Connors walks through the basics of when SQL Server data will benefit from compression and illustrates cases when it will not.
Aaron Bertrand continues his series on widening an IDENTITY column, showing how he would attack the problem directly.
August 4, 2016 | SQLPerformance.com | SQL Server 0

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