Andy Novick

Andy Novick
Andy Novick is a SQL Server Developer in the Boston area with 25 years of database and application development experience.

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Andy Novick is a SQL Server Developer in the Boston area with 25 years of database and application development experience. His consulting practice focuses on building applications, including software products that use SQL Server's capabilities to the maximum. He has developed both OLTP and data warehouse databases with multi-terabytes scale. He has particular expertise in automating data management for such large databases. Other recent projects have included ETL, Security and SQL Injection prevention. Andy is the originator of the popular "SQL Server Loadfest" event held in Waltham, MA.
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Azure SQL Azure Migration Wizard
Common Runtime Language Concat Aggregates SQL Server CLR Function
Common Runtime Language SQL Server CLR function to concatenate values in a column
Common Runtime Language Writing to an operating system file using the SQL Server SQLCLR
Database Administration How to shrink the transaction log file in SQL Server
Database Administration Performance Issue with large number of Virtual Log Files in SQL Server Transaction Log
DBA Best Practices Lessons learned from SQL Server process that took over 3000 hours to complete
DBA Best Practices Requesting and researching SQL Server enhancements with Connect
Error Handling Using the NOWAIT option with the SQL Server RAISERROR statement
Functions User Defined UDF How to execute a DOS command when xp_cmdshell is disabled in SQL Server
Functions User Defined UDF SQL Server function to validate email addresses
Functions User Defined UDF SQLCLR function to return free space for all drives on a server
Hardware Benchmark SQL Server IO after partition offset and allocation unit changes
Hardware Benchmarking SQL Server IO with SQLIO
Hardware Format drives with correct allocation and offset for maximum SQL Server performance
Hardware Partition offset and allocation unit size of a disk for SQL Server
Import and Export Using OPENROWSET to read large files into SQL Server
Locking and Blocking Prevent multiple users from running the same SQL Server stored procedure at the same time
Performance Tuning Convert Implicit and the related performance issues with SQL Server
Performance Tuning Issues with running DBCC SHRINKFILE on your SQL Server data files
Scripts How to move a project from CodePlex to GitHub
Stored Procedures How to tell if new SQL Server stored procedure is faster than the older one
Stored Procedures SQL Server Video to return the procedure name using @@PROCID
Stored Procedures Using @@PROCID to return correct name of SQL Server procedures, functions and triggers
Testing How to test what a SQL Server application would do in the past or in the future with date and time differences
Testing SQL Server video to test what an application would do in the past or in the future
Tools What are the most useful open source SQL Server projects on GitHub?
TSQL Calculating and verifying financial values in SQL Server
TSQL Getting a SQL Server RowCount Without doing a Table Scan
TSQL Multi parameter CLR aggregate in SQL Server 2005
TSQL SQL Server work around for Msg 2714 There is already an object named #temp in the database
User Defined Type UDT SQL Server User Defined Type To Store and Process Email Addresses
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