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Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based independent database consultant, writer, and speaker. He has been involved in dozens of SQL Server implementations for both high-availability OLTP and large-scale data warehouse applications, and has optimized data access layer performance for several data-intensive applications. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at user groups, community events, and conferences on a variety of SQL Server and .NET-related topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and a former member of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.
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DIVIDE vs division operator in #dax 24 Jul 2014
Alberto Ferrari wrote an interesting article about DIVIDE performance in DAX. This new function has been introduced in SQL Server Analysis Services 2012 SP1, so it is available also in Excel 2013 (which still doesn’t have other features/fixes introduced by following Cumulative Updates…). The idea ...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 Cumulative Update #1 is available! 23 Jul 2014
The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP2 Cumulative Update #1. This cumulative updates Service Pack 2 to include the fixes from SP1 CU#10 and a few from CU#11, including the fix for the online index rebuild corruption issue I discussed recently on SQLPerformance.com . It also marks the ...

SSISDB Analysis Script on Gist 23 Jul 2014
I've created two simple, yet very useful, script to extract some useful data to quickly monitor SSIS packages execution in SQL Server 2012 and after.get-ssis-execution-status  get-ssis-data-pumped-rows  I've started to use gist since it comes very handy, for this ...

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update #11 is available! 21 Jul 2014
The SQL Server team has released SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update #11. This cumulative update includes a fix for the online index rebuild corruption issue I discussed recently on SQLPerformance.com . KB Article: KB #2975396 Build # is 11.0.3449 Currently there are 32 public fixes listed (32 ...

SQLBits XII 21 Jul 2014
Back home from SQLBits XII, back to normal life. However, I am already missing the conference. I have spoken with quite a few other speakers, and our conclusion is, as my friend Niko Neugebauer said: this conference is simply second to none. Great content, and very interesting split into three ...