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70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

This morning I passed the 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases exam.  I feel quite happy with this accomplishment for many reasons, least of which is being woken up at 2 AM by my son and not being able … Continue reading

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Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012

Expert Performance Indexing for SQL Server 2012 is written by Ted Krueger (@onpnt) and Jason Strate (@stratesql) – two guys who I’ve known for a few years now.  They’re fun and knowledgeable and if you ever run into them at … Continue reading

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Data Quality Assessment (Arkady Maydanchik)

Overview Overall this is a very strong look into data quality assessment. In it, we examine several subjects including: What is meant by data quality Defining our data through collection of general meta data Profiling our data to see what … Continue reading

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Book Review: SQL Server Hardware

Overview First off, I really enjoyed this book. I have been following Glenn Berry’s posts for a few years now and when I heard that he was finally going to write up his musings on the aspects of hardware as … Continue reading

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Book Review–Database Benchmarking

Database Benchmarking by Mike Ault, Kevin Kline, Dr. Bert Scalzo, Claudia Fernandez, Donald K. Burleson Overview I will give this book one thing, it was relatively easy to read.  I finished it in just a few days while working on … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting SQL Server: A Guide for the Accidental DBA

Overview From the moment I heard that Jonathan Kehayias and Ted Krueger were writing a book together (and that Gail Shaw was going to be doing the Technical Editing) I knew that I would be grabbing it as soon as … Continue reading

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Expert Cube Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

Overview I have had my eye on this book for awhile as I have been looking for a good analysis services book. After it was recommended to me a few times at the PASS Summit, and after looking at it … Continue reading

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Data Warehouse Lifecycle Toolkit (2nd Edition)

I believe I bought this book a week or two after it came out (January 2008) with the intention of reading it immediately.  Unfortunately, life happens and I have no idea what came up but I’m sure it was good.  … Continue reading

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SQL Server Statistics

I picked the SQL Server Statistics book (pamplet?) by Holger Schmeling up at SQL Rally from the Red Gate booth and read through it the next weekend.  I feel lucky to have done so as apparently this one will probably … Continue reading

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DBA Survivor

DBA Survivor: Become a Rock Star DBA is an introductory psuedo-technical book which takes a look at some of the things you will need to look for when you are becoming a DBA. It tackles such things as what to … Continue reading

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