Thursday, July 28, 2016

Microsoft releases CU #1 for SQL Server 2016

Microsoft released their latest flagship database product, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 on June 1st 2016. After 2 months, now Microsoft announced the release of CU #1 which contains fixes for 146 issues across different categories of the product.


The CU1 has 146 hotfixes in 10 different categories as stated above. The highest no.of hotfixes are for the SQL Service.

You can download the CU1 by using the below link.

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016


Friday, July 22, 2016

Denver SSUG Presentation About Latch Behavior

Yesterday I did a presentation about SQL Server Latch behavior at SQL Server User Group at Denver.

Hope everyone has learnt something and got some exposure to SQL Server latches which is internal to SQL Server and some time create issues. So that knowing about what they are and how they behaves is important in my opinion.

Below link contains the ppt and the demo scripts I used. The demo scripts are compatible with SQL Server 2014 or later.

Presentation and Demo scripts


How to interpret Disk Latency

I was analyzing IO stats in one of our SQL Servers and noticed that IO latency (Read / Write) are very high. As a rule of thumb, we know tha...