Capturing SQL Server IO Latencies for a Period of Time with PowerShell

Today’s blog post is a demonstration of the PowerShell approach to Paul Randal’s recent blog post, Capturing IO Latencies for a Period of Time. Since wait statistics were properly implemented...
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Making Existing Big Data Investments Work For You

CIOs and CMOs have stopped talking about big data and data analytics as something they’re exploring or planning on looking into in the near future. Analysts and experts rarely, if ever, call big...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok to Auckland

I left the Bangkok event straight after my session, went back to my hotel to get my luggage, then got a taxi to the airport. I was a little worried as people said the traffic would be horrific. Luckily...
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OTN APAC tour stop 4 – Beijing, China

After arriving and resting for all afternoon, I headed out to the one sight that I was keen on seeing in Beijing. Our hotel was part of the infrastructure built for the 2008 Olympics and the birds nest...
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What’s Trending in Digital Analytics

During a walk up Camelback Mountain in Phoenix one recent morning with my colleague Joe Kamenar, Steve Harris, senior director web analytics, web digital group at Capital One and David Millrod, founder...
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Musings on Samsung Developer Conference 2014

This year some of us at the AppsLab attended the Samsung Developer Conference aka #SDC2014. Last year it was Samsung’s first attempt and we were also there. The quality and caliber of presentations...
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Asteroid Hackathon – The Winning Team

Editorial Note: This is a guest post by friend of the ‘Lab and colleague DJ Ursal. Also be sure to check out our Hackathon entry here: EchoUser (@EchoUser), in partnership with SpaceGAMBIT, Maui...
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Asteroid Hackathon

A couple weeks ago Jeremy Ashley (@jrwashley), Bill Kraus, Raymond Xie and I participated in the Asteroid Hackathon hosted by @EchoUser. The main focus was “to engage astronomers, other space nerds,...
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Plan puzzle

I was in Munich a few weeks ago running a course on Designing Optimal SQL and Troubleshooting and Tuning, but just before I flew in to Munich one of the attendees emailed me with an example of a statement...
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OTN APAC 2014 : Bangkok

I spent a long time in bed last night, but it was quite fitful sleep. As a result, I slept in late this morning, which wasn’t really a problem as I was not speaking until 14:45. The Bangkok event...
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