SQL Cruise Mediterranean+

This is a post that is looooong overdue. I have intended to write some of this at least since the first SQL Cruise I attended back in 2013 (in the Caribbean). Now with three Cruises […]

Reading Extended Event File Session Data

Using Extended Events to trap/trace information allows the trapping of that information to various targets. One of the targets I will frequently tell people to use is the file target. The reasoning for this is the […]

Execution Plans in Extended Events

Extended Events is a wonderful tool. Execution Plans are also some wonderful things – or are a wonderful tool as well. Both of these tools are fantastic for troubleshooting. Combined, they can potentially be even better. […]

Adventures with NOLOCK

Some of the beauty of being a database professional is the opportunity to deal with our friend NOLOCK.  For one reason or another this query directive (yes I am calling it a directive* and not a […]

Extended Events, Birkenstocks and SQL Server

I bring you yet another installment in the monthly meme called T-SQL Tuesday.  This is the 67th edition, and this time we have been given the opportunity to talk about something I really enjoy – […]