Blog: Rob Farley

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The tools in my day
Another month, another writing assignment for T-SQL Tuesday - although I did have a post go live over at, where I wrote a...
10-04-2018 07:09:04 Rob Farley SQL Server
T-SQL Tuesday #100
When T-SQL Tuesday started back in late 2009, I have to admit that I wasn't sure why Adam used three digits. I didn't know whether it would ...
14-03-2018 00:39:43 Rob Farley SQL Server
It's been nearly eleven years since I compared GROUP BY and DISTINCT in a blog post. So when Aaron Bertrand (@aaronbertrand) challenged peop...
13-02-2018 13:33:03 Rob Farley SQL Server
SQL Server CPU Usage by Session
Troubleshooting high CPU usage on a SQL Server Database is an art, but there is a defined methodology to follow to find the root cause of hi...
13-02-2018 01:46:42 Rob Farley SQL Server
Twenty years on, how I made reporting run quicker
Twenty years ago, in January 1998, was when I touched SQL Server for the first time as a consultant - that was SQL Server 6.0, and I'd be in...
09-01-2018 05:34:52 Rob Farley SQL Server
My Learning Goals for 2018
Some months it's a good thing to be prompted to post by T-SQL Tuesday, because it gets me to talk about something I should've talked about a...
12-12-2017 06:36:27 Rob Farley SQL Server
My inspirational team
This month the T-SQL Tuesday theme is "Who has made a meaningful contribution to your life in the world of data?", and is hosted by Ewald Cr...
14-11-2017 06:16:12 Rob Farley SQL Server
Migrating to Azure SQL DB using Transactional Replication
Azure SQL DB is a PaaS offering from Microsoft on Azure for hosting a SQL database. This may not be ideal for all environments. But if you h...
27-10-2017 08:08:21 Rob Farley SQL Server
The effort of relocating blog sites
Hopefully you've realised that I'm not posting at any more. There's still some excellent content there, but it has come up time ...
21-10-2017 16:25:44 Rob Farley SQL Server
New blog site!
It's about time I moved content to a more central site - one that I own, rather than controlled by others. One that is part of the company, ...
21-10-2017 09:46:05 Rob Farley SQL Server

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