Tag: White Paper

White Paper of Supportability Roadmaps

Last week, a new white paper was released that discusses supportability roadmaps for ISVs.  The white paper is Testing and Developing Supportability Roadmaps for Independent Software Vendor Applications.  What a mouthful… aren’t you glad you aren’t working at an ISV?  Well, even if you aren’t I’d recommend reading this white paper because it applies to…

SQL Server Best Practice Whitepapers

If you talk to Sarah (twitter), she’ll tell you that I like lists.  Lists are awesome – they are almost like non-structured data.  They are hierarchies of information that I can work with.  They are Data. Microsoft must have known I liked lists because over the weekend I discovered (see below) their SQL Server Best…

Querying for Parallelism

While working on some parallelism issues today I started using the query that detects whether there are queries currently running utilizing parallelism.  It’s the same query that can be found in the white paper Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2005. Which I’ve included below: SELECT r.session_id, r.request_id, MAX(ISNULL(exec_context_id, 0)) as number_of_workers, r.sql_handle, r.statement_start_offset, r.statement_end_offset,…

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Troubleshooting Permission Issues with CREDENITIALS

I keep hearing this story and similar variations… ”On a dark and stormy night, I developed a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) package.  It worked wonderfully on my desktop development environment.  All the files were properly accessed and the data was processed in a magnificent matter.” ”But suddenly I deployed the SSIS package to production…

Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2005

I was working through some performance issues on a "fun" table.  A bit of half a billion rows and with some apparent I/O issues as the entire table is being read by some of the clients services to create an extract.  In working through some of the performance bottlenecks, I found the following white paper…

Connectivity and SSIS

There is a new white paper out regarding connectivity with SSIS to various data sources.  These include connections to SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, Access, Excel, and other file-based database systems.  There is some nice information in there. The summary from the white paper: This white paper enumerates the connectivity options for databases with SQL Server…