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Sajal Dam holds a master's of technology degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and has been working with Microsoft technologies for over 12 years. He has developed an extensive background in designing database applications and managing software development. Sajal also possesses significant experience in troubleshooting and optimizing the performance of Microsoft-based applications, from front-end web pages to back-end databases.
While working at Microsoft, Sajal helped many Fortune 500 companies design scalable database solutions and maximize the performance of their database environments. As an IT strategist at Dell, Sajal manages Dell's vast database infrastructure by optimizing not only the databases, but also the database management processes, tools, and use of best practices. He also works closely with the application development teams and vendors, including Microsoft, in analyzing and resolving performance bottlenecks.
Grant Fritchey works as a development database administrator for FM Global, an industry-leading engineering and insurance company. In his previous time as a database administrator and developer, he has worked at three failed dot-coms, a major consulting company, and a global bank. He has developed large-scale applications in languages such as VB, C#, and Java and has lived with SQL Server from the hoary days of 6.0, right through to 2008. His nickname at work is "The Scary DBA." He even has an official name plate, and he displays it proudly.
Grant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS) and has written and published articles on various topics relating to SQL Server at Simple-Talk, SQL Server Central, SQL Server Performance, the PASS web site, SQL Standard, and the SQL Server Worldwide Users Group. He is the author of the book Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans. He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG).
Outside work, Grant kayaks, learns and teaches self-defense, brews his own beer, chops wood to heat his house, raises his kids, and helps lead a pack of Cub Scouts.
Covers a lot of topics and gives you good background. I would recommend the book, although it is a bit dry at times.Published 9 months ago by josh168
No letters look good, you can not see the images, it is a scam the've bought, again should digitize to read it properlyPublished 11 months ago by Edwin Rimapa
This book is packed with tons of great material. I also find it to be an somewhat easy read. Especially given the material that it covers. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Frank Hunt
Lots of technical detail on query tuning from all the aspects. Great resource to have useful in all versions of SQL server not just 2008. Keep it on your bookshelf!Published 13 months ago by B. P. ODwyer
I have been very surprised about how many new ways of optimisation exist. Definitely a "must-read" for DBA or DBD.Published 14 months ago by Andrey
This book not only taught me how to find and fix my performance issues. It gave examples on how to prove it helped. It is also written in a very informative and organized method. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Glenn E. Graham
Great book well written on the subject and details needed for any level user/reader/DBA. I expect to reference and quote it often.Published 20 months ago by Hank Freeman
I'm though about half the book so far and have really gotten a lot out of it so far. The material is fairly dense but accessible.Published 20 months ago by Andre Ranieri
Although this is for Jr-Mid level person, it can give some good ideas to more SR folks as well.
Good read on your way to work. Read more