Category Archives: Podcast

Show 8 – SQLRally Interviews

Download Episode (mp3) We’re currently at PASS Summit, and things are pretty busy here, so we didn’t manage to record a new show. Instead, we republish an episode which features interviews with 3 of the top experts in the industry: Brent Ozar, Denny Cherry and Adam Machanic. They were recorded a year ago at SQLRally Amsterdam for

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Show 6 – It’s the Cursor

Download Episode (mp3) It’s the monthly all-over-the-place version of the show, and this time we have a mix of various topics like the cloud, T-SQL development, performance, SQL Server 2014, events and presentation skills. We also have some more mystery around the Non-Blocking Sort issue from earlier shows. More specifically, we talk about: Is the cloud

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Show 5 – Kevin Kline

Download Episode (mp3) On show 5, we have our first guest – Kevin Kline! We talk with Kevin about various topics, covering professional development, the direction of Microsoft, SQL Server 2014, the role of the DBA, and more. Specifically, we cover: How well Microsoft is keeping up with the competition What Kevin thinks about SQL Server

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Show 4 – Push or Pull?

Download Episode (mp3) Two weeks have passed, and it’s time for our 4th show. As always, we have a mix of interesting stuff covering performance, data architecture, new services, tips, tricks, and much more. Among other topics, we talk about: Why pulling from a Linked Server is A LOT faster than pushing The effect of new hardware

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Show 3 – Performance Tuning

Download Episode (mp3) You know you have a performance problem in your server, but where do you start looking in order to find what that problem is? On our 3rd show, we take a deep dive into performance tuning and talk about: The Top-Down and Bottom-Up methods and when to use which The various tools SQL

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Show 2 – Death to UDFs

Download Episode (mp3) On our 2nd show, we start by talking about our trips. Matan shares about how great SQLBits was (including the custome party), and Guy talks about WPC (Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference). He explains what WPC is, about the Microsoft vision and its effects on the DBA’s work. We then talk about interesting blog posts, forum discussions, news

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