SQL Nexus is out!

In case you missed it in my last post, SQL Nexus, the SQL Server performance analysis platform built by Bart and me, has been released via CodePlex.  Here’s a post post where I talked about how Nexus works.  And here’s the link to its page on the CodePlex site. While I’m at it, another tool you…

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A SQL Profiler trace Swiss Army Knife

Have you ever needed to find your most expensive queries and quickly grew weary of writing T-SQL against trace tables to try to ferret them out?  Have you ever had to wade through gigabytes of trace data just to find one ill-behaving query?  Have you ever struggled to decide what performance metrics really matter when…

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Random thoughts on my trip to the conference

I had a great time on my brief stint in Denver for the PASS Summit.  We had a good session and a good crowd, and Kevin Kline did a marvelous job of running the whole thing.  He had lots of great questions for me during the interview, and the crowd had many good ones, too. …

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