Tag Archives: server

VM and IP Configurations

By | September 18, 2015

Recently there was a post on DB mirroring not working on a VM, in the post I had suggested checking the network connectivity and NIC configurations in the VM software since there are different ways that the VM software assigns IP to the Virtual devices. For the purpose of this post I am using VMware… Read More »

Suspect MSDB and no Backups

By | September 18, 2015

Yesterday I got a call from a client about MSDB being suspect after a drive failure. Unfortunately the client didn’t have any backups. Now the correct and best option is to use a backup and restore the database. This way you don’t lose any of the jobs and other configurations that you may have set… Read More »

SQL Server is an awesome product.

By | September 16, 2015

While I might seem biased in my choice of wording for the title, the fact is SQL Server is an awesome product. If you looking for actual numbers click here. MS SQL Server is the top OLTP and among the top DW RDBMS. More importantly you see that SQL server provide everything you need to… Read More »

Combining Results from multiple datasets in SSRS – performance comparison

By | September 7, 2015

Recently at a training I was asked how to combine the results from two different datasets, while I have used this function before I couldn’t recollect how much of a performance difference it made to look up within SSRS vs performing the join directly with the dataset query. In this blog I try to find… Read More »

Lock, Latches, Waits and Deadlocks explained weirdly (like never before)!!!

By | August 27, 2015

When conducting MS SQL Server Trainings I often resort to weird examples to explain how certain things work. Over the years I have some favorites that I use over and over. The most disgusting by far would be the one I use to explain Locking, blocking and deadlocks. There are some definite advantages to doing… Read More »

SSIS – Starter kit for the uninitiated – Data enrichment

By | August 10, 2015

In this last post (after which there will be a video explaining how to bring all this together in Power view) I cover how to convert geo coordinates from 38° 53′ 55.133″ N to Decimal Coordinate system 38.898648. You can find the previous posts here. The calculations is fairly simple the sql for it is… Read More »

SSIS – Starter kit for the uninitiated Data Flow Task

By | August 7, 2015

In this post we explore how to use the DFT (Data Flow Task) to load data from an XML file into the database. For previous post on how we got till this step please click here. Step Screenshot Double Click and open the DFT we had added in the previous post. Drag and Drop an… Read More »