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    As part of most any database monitoring software evaluation, it includes comparing that software to similar solutions. Logically, it often means doing head-to-head comparisons to database tools that come bundled with that particular DBMS. Regularly, I…

  • Tune Your Queries with SQL Optimizer (Pt 1)

    One of the many ways to improve database performance is to tune SQL queries running in your environment. Two primary reasons for tuning are:

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    As part of most any database monitoring software evaluation, it includes comparing that software to similar solutions. Logically, it often means doing head-to-head comparisons to database tools that come bundled with that particular DBMS. Regularly, I…

  • Toad Turnpike: Real Stories from the Road

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    We all tend to spend most of our time on the “turnpike” of a product’s feature set: you know, the “power” set of its features that get us to many of our endpoint destinations within the product as productively as…