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Database 102 – Why Is My Query Slow?

February 14, 2020

As a database administrator (aka DBA, or Default Blame Acceptor) throughout my career, I’ve worked with a myriad of developers, system administrators, and business users who have all had the same question—why is my query (or application) slow? Many organizations lack a full-time DBA, …


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The Database Future Is in the Cloud

October 16, 2019

I’ve written before about the disappearing DBA, and how the database administration role itself is evolving. I believe the days of tuning indexes are ending, one page at a time. Cloud database services such as AWS RDS and Azure SQL Database are accelerating this …


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Databases 101: Types of Databases

April 30, 2019

With SolarWinds, IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage apps, servers, databases, and hybrid clouds. The shift starts here. The internet is littered with information, and misinformation, regarding data and databases. A short time ago, a colleague asked me where to find …


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What Is Concurrency in a Database?

January 28, 2019

Databases are confusing! Not only are they complicated bits of software, but database jargon is really complicated. Part of this comes from the number of words with multiple meanings: depending on which community you spend time in, there are multiple meanings for words like …



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Three Ways to Become Data-Centric

January 10, 2019

The conservation of quantum information is a theory that information can neither be created nor destroyed. Stephen Hawking used this theory to explain how a black hole does not consume photons like a giant cosmic eraser. It is clear to me that neither Stephen …


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SolarWinds Lab Episode 70: Databases & DPA 12.0: Tune Tables Too!

November 15, 2018

In this episode, Head Geeks™ Patrick Hubbard and Thomas LaRock will walk through the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer, as they explore advances in query performance insights, PerfStack™ integration, and the brand new table tuning advisor. Back to Video Archive Episode Transcript Welcome to another …


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No, You Don’t Need a Blockchain

November 1, 2018

The hype around blockchain technology is reaching a fever pitch these days. Visit any tech conference and you’ll find more than a handful of vendors offering it in one form or another. This includes Microsoft, IBM, and AWS. Each of those companies offers a …