[Blog Update] June posts on SQLServerFAQ


I recently worked on a soft-NUMA configuration issue for SQL Server 2008. I decided to document the steps to configure soft-NUMA in a blog post on SQLServerFAQ on MSDN. Here it is:

How to set Soft-NUMA for SQL Server 2008 R2

Happy NUMA configuration! 🙂 It can be quite daunting if you have multiple CPUs.

[Blog Update] My last month’s (May) posts on SQLServerFAQ


This has been an age long debate on whether to use GUIDs or INTs. Thought I would pen down some points based on some tests that I ran on my test machine.

GUID vs INT Debate

SQL Backup softwares can cause Out Of Memory conditions if the BufferCount and MaxTransferSize is not taken into account on 32-bit systems:

Incorrect BufferCount data transfer option can lead to OOM condition

In the recent past, I worked on a few issues where the use of monotonically increasing clustered index keys were turning into hotspots in the database leading to latch blocking and causing performance degradation as an end result. I illustrate this with the help of an example in the blog post below.

Monotonically increasing clustered index keys can cause LATCH contention