Daily Archives: July 25, 2011

Leave Developers Alone

A computer deals with interrupts all the time. They are the mechanism by which it can simulate multi-tasking among many different programs in a modern operating system. However those interruptions have a price, and too many of them can affect … Continue reading

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Patches for SQL 10 and Techniques for SQL 11

A little over a week ago saw a number of patches released for SQL Server, including the much awaited Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 R2. While I wouldn’t caution people to wait for SP1 any longer when a SQL … Continue reading

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The Cost of Page Checksums

What’s the overhead for a page checksum? I’ve seen various numbers thrown out, but I thought that Paul Randal had written at one point that it was around 1-2%. I can’t find a reference, but in this post, Paul doesn’t … Continue reading

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