Author Archives: JodyWP

About JodyWP

I am a SQL Server MVP based in Cape Town, South Africa. I am a DBA by heart and I am a huge sports fan love WP rugby and SPURS (football/Soccer). I also serve as a PASS Regional Mentor for the MEA region. In this role I assist other like minded people in growing their user groups or starting one.. I also serve on the SQLCape leadership committee . SQLCape is the local SQL User Group in Cape Town and meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the local MS office. I also serve as the organizer in chief for our local SQLsaturdays

Zero to hero

I remembered from a while back at a SQLCape user group meeting someone recommended Qure Optimizer. I decided to download the trail version and give it go. As I like tools that make my life a bit easier so I can spend more time on R&D. Continue reading

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Awesome new tool , T-SQL Unscrambler…just had to share

As SQL Server professionals we all rely on up to date documentation from clients as a way for us to get to know their environments quicker. More often than not it is either outdated or they don’t have any, which … Continue reading

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SQLSaturday Cape Town 06 September 2014

It’s that time of the year again. SQLSaturday Cape Town is around the corner 06 September with pre-cons on 05 September.  We will have 3 pre-cons  on SQL Perf tuning , SSIS internals and BI . For details on the … Continue reading

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SQL 2012 –Distributed Replay

The Microsoft SQL Server Distributed Replay feature helps you assess the impact of future SQL Server upgrades. You can also use it to help assess the impact of hardware and operating system upgrades, and SQL Server tuning. Similar to SQL … Continue reading

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The Big Difference

In this post I want to clarify the difference between High Availability and Disaster Recovery from a DBA point of view. If you current DR plan looks like Dilbert’s best you read this post. Things we will cover: ·       What … Continue reading

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