Are you looking for straightforward help with database management?  Are you faced with a deluge of database related tasks and you need to figure out what to tackle first and how to do some of the things you think should happen? Do you have out of control queries that run way too long? Maybe you have inherited an environment and you need help evaluating the landscape so you can lay a good foundation.  Perhaps you have one or more SQL Servers that need an upgrade but you’re not sure how to tackle that project. If that describes you, then this site is the place for you. 

My name is Lee Markum and I can help you figure out all those scenarios.  I have been working with SQL Server since 2009. I have inherited environments that were in disarray because no one was caring for them.  I have participated in and led application upgrades that were tied to database back end SQL Servers.  I have made SQL Server more responsive, more highly available, and easier to manage. Like the Borg on Star Trek, I brought order from chaos, and I can show you how to do the same.


Error Messages 8114 or 22122 When Performing Change Tracking Cleanup

  You’re a data professional and you’re trying to keep up with patching a wide range of SQL Server versions and editions. How do you know what’s in the CU and whether you should apply it or not? My favorite way to read up on CUs is to go to SQLServerUpdates and click around there.  …

Thoughts On Pass Data Community Summit 2021

  Pass Data Community Summit was November 10-12 and was hosted and sponsored by RedGate along with other supporting sponsors like Microsoft and smaller companies like MinionWare. Having been to last year’s virtual Summit, I think this one was done much better. Pre-conference Sessions There were a big collection of pre-conference sessions. I attended “AWS …