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Two Free Sessions Next Week: Fighting Bad Data and Deadlocks

Two Free Sessions Next Week: Fighting Bad Data and Deadlocks

I am excited and honored to be giving two free online sessions next week. Both events are sponsored by the fine folks over at Quest Software. Why is That Data Wrong? How Choosing the Wrong Isolation Level Causes Bad Results Tuesday, June 12, Noon Pacific 24 Hours of PASS, Sponsored by Quest Software If you haven’t thought much about isolation levels in SQL Server, chances are your applications can return inconsistent data to your users: data that looks completely wrong.
Dear SQL DBA: Do DBAs Need a College Degree?

Dear SQL DBA: Do DBAs Need a College Degree?

Our question this week comes from a database administrator who’s excited to be on a healthy career path, building their work experience, getting certified, and working with a more experienced mentor.

But they’re worried: will lacking a college degree block their career growth down the line?

Dear SQL DBA Q&A: A Poorly Indexed ISV Database

Dear SQL DBA Q&A: A Poorly Indexed ISV Database

At a recent conference, two speakers reminded me of something important: when you put effort into learning something or helping folks, don’t simply put your words in private emails or post-it notes on your desk. Whenever possible, blog it as well. It can help other people, and it can also help you remember it in the future!