Maximizing SQL Server ROI in M&A

The Hidden Goldmine: SQL Server Due Diligence in Acquisitions Whenever I’m chatting with folks in the investment world, especially those eyeing product or “… as a service” companies that use Microsoft SQL Server, I’ve realized there’s a real need for clear, actionable insights on what to look for in a SQL Server environment. It’s not … Read more

Alerting on Bad Parameter Sniffing Using Automatic Tuning

sql server parameter sniffing

IMPORTANT NOTE: This requires SQL Server 2017 or newer, Query Store and Enterprise/Developer edition. In SQL Server 2016, we were given the Query Store feature, and all the perf tuners rejoiced. Finally we had a great tool to help us with parameter sniffing issues. These days, any time I work on a parameter sniffing issue … Read more

[Webinar] SQL Server Healthchecks: The Worst Repeat Offenders

This month, the team here at Straight Path Solutions will be kicking off our monthly webinar series with “The Worst Repeat Offenders on SQL Server Health Checks”. We hope you’ll join us for the 30-ish minute presentation and the panel discussion/Q&A after. The Worst Repeat Offenders on SQL Server Health Checks Every time we onboard … Read more

Microsoft Loves Your Big Data

This week at the SQL PASS Summit, Ted Kummert – Corporate Vice President of the Business Platform Division at Microsoft (think SQL Server) made an announcement in Wednesday’s keynote presentation. It is an awesome announcement for companies who have “big data” (think semi structured or even unstructured large data sets. Think data that is perhaps … Read more

Linked Server Query Running Slow?

Is your SQL Server Linked Server Query running slow? Check your permissions. Maybe this is old news to you but it wasn’t for me –> It was a good day. We had finally migrated onto brand new hardware (and saw a 250% improvement in run times of most warehouse jobs). I had finally cleaned up … Read more

SeacoastSQL First Meeting Recap

(Written the night of the meeting, edited and posted after) Wow. I just got home from a really great night with a fun group of people. The first meeting (hopefully of many more) was a success (more on what that means from my point of view below) and we had an amazing turnout – By … Read more