I really like building free stuff to make Microsoft SQL Server data professionals’ jobs easier and more enjoyable, and I’ve been picking up speed: 2011 – sp_Blitz®, easy free SQL Server health check script 2013 – DBAreactions.com, DBA life in animated GIF form 2015 – SQLServerUpdates.com, easy free way to find current patches 2016 – First Responder Kit, an open sourced set of scripts for health checks and performance tuning We’re about to announce our first free online service, not just a web site or script, and that comes with some interesting design decisions and restrictions. My free projects have to be…Read
They’ve become too easy. It’s too easy to just dump any kind of data in there. It’s too easy to query the database rather than cache data for a period of time in the app. It’s too easy to join all the tables together rather than pick just the tables you need. It’s too easy to write spectacularly, horrifically bad queries. It’s too easy to copy/paste bad designs from the web that have gradually gained good SEO over time. It’s too easy to install them and go live on really crappy hardware. It’s too easy to scale for the first couple…Read
Hi. I’m Brent.
I live in California with my wife Erika. I'm on an epic life quest to have fun and make a difference.
I co-founded Brent Ozar Unlimited to help make your SQL Server go faster. I also maintain sp_Blitz® and the open source First Responder Kit repo.