You Probably Don’t Need To Offload Reads


Duplicating data for reporting, outside of moving it to a data warehouse where there’s some transformations involved, can be an expensive and perilous task.

Your options come down to a native solution like AGs, Replication, or Log Shipping. You …

An Annoying OPTIMIZE FOR Limitation


I have occasionally cheated a little and used OPTIMIZE FOR some_value to fix a parameter sniffing issue that didn’t have any other viable options available to it.

This is a pretty rare situation, but there’s a place for everything. …