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Ridiculously Parallel R

Ridiculously Parallel R

Photo by Caleb George / Unsplash UPDATE: This blog post was part of presentation delivered 03/27. The full code demo is located at the bottom of this post. So there I was, working late into the night trying to find…

Enable Team Connections in SSMS

Enable Team Connections in SSMS

As business requirements change I need to update post server installation scripts. A mistake in these scripts can cause major issues down the road, thus it's important to version control. One small hinderance of SSMS version 17 - 17.5…

Manage a trace session using T-SQL

Manage a trace session using T-SQL

After news of the Meltdown and Specter vulnerabilities hit I needed to understand the performance impact. I performed a series of benchmark tests and found myself using SQL Server profiler extensively. It quickly became apparent the overhead introduced by the…

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