SQL Server Hydra

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In this show, we host our friend Shy Engelberg again and talk about:

  • New features in SQL Server Hydra
  • The future of Linked Servers
  • External Data Sources
  • Scripts from the SQL Server Tiger team
  • How the guys at Facebook verify their backups can be restored
  • Recommended approaches for HA and DR

Also, during the show Guy takes some of his recommendations regarding temp tables and table variables back

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Watermelon Shake

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In this show, we host our good friend and great DBA, Shy Engelberg.

Together with Shy, we talk about:

  • Guy’s new online course – Advanced Query Tuning in SQL Server
  • How to write queries for dynamic search screens
  • Use cases for MongoDB and Machine Learning
  • What is the adaptive query plan feature
  • How Shazam works, and how it’s related to the show
  • Thoughts on HA and DR
  • Thoughts on SQL Server licensing
  • Thoughts on bringing Azure features to the ground
  • And more..

What can you learn in Guy’s course?

  • What is the Plan Cache and why is it needed
  • How to find your problematic queries
  • How to read and analyze execution plans
  • How to measure query performance
  • Query hints and plan guides
  • Parameter Sniffing issues
  • Query tuning case studies

Inside the show, you’ll also find a coupon code for the course.

About Shy

Shy Engelberg is the CTO of Valinor, and a Partner Technology Solutions Professional. He’s also a data and cloud technologies enthusiastic.
He believes that data drives the world, and cloud technologies fuel it. He constantly finds solutions to all sorts of problems and needs, and still learning something new every day.


Closed as Fixed

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In this show of SQL Server Radio:

  • Transactional Replication tips
  • How to self destruct a SQL Server Agent job
  • Storage at speed of memory on Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016
  • Database backup and in Amazon RDS
  • Writing and syncing files to AWS s3
  • Mapping a partition to a filegroup in a partitioned table
  • A cool Twitter account for monitoring fixed SQL Server issues

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Yes/No Questions

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We start the show with a game of Yes/No questions.

Afterwards, we talk about:

  • Must we wait to service pack 1 before installing a new SQL Server version?
  • Comparing wait stats between dates
  • Tests when upgrading to SQL Server 2016
  • Paul Randal’s waits and latches library
  • And more..

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Don’t Stop Me Now

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In a few days delay, show 56 is here, and this time we talk about:

  • Itzik Ben-Gan’s ways for unpivoting data
  • Auditing every change in every table
  • The Dunning-Krugher Effect and how it’s related to new technologies
  • Use Cases for XML and JSON
  • Some differences between SQL Server and MongoDB
  • Transactional consistency between different databases in an Availability Group
  • Agent Profiles in SQL Server replication
  • The best “feel good” song in history

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Paul Has it All

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Today in the show, we:

  • Check whether Set Nocount On is still needed
  • Extract data easily
  • Deep dive into Always Encrypter
  • Unmask Dynamic Data Masking
  • Check why we don’t get emails about deadlocks
  • Check why a monitoring software couldn’t monitor

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As always, if you have any questions, comments or interesting stories, drop us a line and we’ll talk about them.