Overlapping Stats and Unicorns

A while back I was doing some routine housekeeping and ran a script Kendal Van Dyke wrote to identify duplicate statistics. Not uncommon for those to occur, queries get written that need a stat and the system creates one, later someone does some tuning and adds an index which then creates another stat.  The space […]

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Thinking on PASS Chapter Elections

One of the conversations I had at SQLSaturday Austin was about Chapters, governance, and edge cases. To really condense and generalize, most Chapters are fairly small in terms of attendances, assets, and revenue. I’d bet it’s a handful or two at most that have bothered to incorporate and without having access to solid numbers, I’ll […]

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