Fooling around with TPC-H data, ADF and Hyperscale Serverless

In one of my last blogs, I wrote about my first encounter with the Azure Hyperscale Serverless offering. Now it's time to dig a bit deeper and what it's up to. Disclaimer. Azure Hyperscale Serverless is in preview and one of the things that isn't active yet, is the auto shutdown. This means that it … Continue reading Fooling around with TPC-H data, ADF and Hyperscale Serverless

Azure Hyperscale Serverless, first impressions

As some of you know, I've written a series of blog posts on Azure SQL Databases and there's an accompanying session that I had the honour of presenting a number of times. Now Azure keeps developing new offers and one of these went in public preview February 15th. An offer I hadn't seen coming. You … Continue reading Azure Hyperscale Serverless, first impressions

Distinct or Group By?

A few days ago, I heard someone stating that Group By was much quicker than Distinct. Less disk impact, less memory etc.So, I thought I'd find out if it's true or not because I found it interesting. I always thought there was no difference. I tested a single small table and found no difference in … Continue reading Distinct or Group By?

Azure SQL Databases part 10 of 9, round up

In the past 9 blogs, I’ve shown you all sorts of Azure SQL database solutions and gave them a little run for their money. I’ve tested a lot and written about them. This blog will be about the summation of the data and my views on the combined graphs. At the end I’ll wrap it … Continue reading Azure SQL Databases part 10 of 9, round up

Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 9 of 9: Managed Instance

Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB Managed Instance tier. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro So far, the blogs were about the really SaaS databases; the database is deployed and … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 9 of 9: Managed Instance

Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 8 of 9: Business Critical

Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB Business Critical tier. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro My last blog was about the Hyperscale tier, this week we’re back at more regular … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 8 of 9: Business Critical

Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 7 of 9: Hyperscale

Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB Hyperscale tier. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro So far, my blogs have been on the different Azure SQL DB offerings where there are … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 7 of 9: Hyperscale

Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 5 of 9: General Purpose

Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB General Purpose Provisioned tier. Quite a mouth full. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro In my previous blog, I wrote about the serverless tier, … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 5 of 9: General Purpose

Dynamic SQL Maintenance Scripts

I'm a huge fan of the Ola Hallengren maintenance scripts. They have incredible power and, when you've read the documentation, are easy to use. But one thing he can't prepare the scripts for, is different settings for each database on the instance. Allow me to show you how I've fixed that. Setup Suppose I've got … Continue reading Dynamic SQL Maintenance Scripts

Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 4 of 9: General Purpose Serverless

Welcome to my blog series on Azure SQL DB performance. In this blog I'll write about my findings with the Azure SQL DB General Purpose Serverless tier. Quite a mouth full. Click here for information about the set-upClick here for the scripts I’ve used Intro In my previous blog I wrote about the premium tier, … Continue reading Azure SQL Database Performance comparison part 4 of 9: General Purpose Serverless