Using Distributed Replay to load test your SQL Server–Part 1

This article has been contributed by Batuhan Yildiz, a Premier Field Engineer from Microsoft Dubai. This is the first part of a two part series where he explains how to use the new Distributed Replay functionality in SQL Server 2012. The first part covers setup and the second one covers the usage. Have you decided…

Index Rebuild and Parallelism

Recently there have been some conversations around why SQL Server does not use parallel index rebuild for very large tables. My colleague and fellow PFE, Ignacio Alonso Portillo (‘Nacho’ as he is fondly known) has posted an amazing explanation. Read more about it at his blog.