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  • Blog Post: The Case for Moving From TPC to Database Throughput Units in Database Performance Comparisons

    Scientific testing is based on controls, transparency, and repeatability. Whenever we as technical professionals want to test the performance of a database system, we search for a series of tests that show the system’s metrics against a standard. But the scientific basis for using the most common...
  • Blog Post: Watch those clustered indexes

    I had a discussion with a friend in Microsoft IT this morning, and as we were evaluating some query plans we ran into more clustered index woes. Remember that clustered indexes affect the base table itself (which is why there can be only one) and are expensive to update. They are fantastic for reading...
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