Jared Westover

Jared Westover
Jared Westover is a passionate technology specialist at Crowe, helping to build data solutions. For the past two decades, he has focused on SQL Server, Azure, Power BI, and Oracle. Besides writing for MSSQLTips.com, he has published 12 Pluralsight courses about SQL Server and Reporting Services. Jared enjoys reading and spending time with his wife and three sons when he's not trying to make queries go faster.

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Jared Westover (@westoverjared) is a SQL Server specialist with nearly two decades of industry experience. He is currently a software architect at Crowe and an author at Pluralsight. He also is the primary contributor at the blog sqlhabits.com.
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Azure SQL Managed Instance Azure SQL Managed Instance vs. Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Managed Instance Migrate to an Azure SQL Managed Instance
Azure SQL Managed Instance Provision a Free Azure SQL Managed Instance Step by Step
Backup SQL Server Database Snapshots for Rapid Restores
Common Table Expressions Exploring a Recursive Common Table Expression in SQL Server with Examples
Compression Compressing Big Static SQL Server Tables
Constraints Performance Impact of SQL Server Check Constraints
Database Design Calculate SQL Server Page Counts for Tables, Indexes and Objects
Database Design SQL Server Storage Modes - Choosing Rowstore or Columnstore
Database Design SQL Server Table Design Guidelines - Data Types, Designing for Deletes and Primary Keys
Dates Generate Random Dates in T-SQL
Error Handling Raising Exceptions and Error Handling with SQL Server THROW
Error Handling SQL RAISERROR to Better Handle Errors
Fragmentation and Index Maintenance SQL Server Fragmentation Impact with Modern Hardware
Functions System Convert Problematic Data in SQL Server
Indexing Evaluating SQL Server Filtered Indexes in a Multi Table SQL Join
Indexing Impact of Offline SQL Server Index Rebuilds
Indexing Overlooked Reason SQL Server Ignores Your Filtered Indexes
Indexing SQL Server Indexes to Improve Query Performance
Indexing SQL Server Indexes with Key and Non-Key Columns as Covering Indexes to improve Performance
Indexing SQL Server Ordered Columnstore Indexes for Data Aggregation in Data Warehouses
Indexing Unraveling the Tuple Mover for SQL Server Columnstore Indexes
Monitoring Monitor SQL Server Performance and Daily Operations with dbWatch
Performance Tuning Getting Started with SqlQueryStress for SQL Server Load Testing
Performance Tuning Tracking SQL Server Data Change History with Triggers versus Temporal Tables
Power BI DAX CASE Statement Functionality with IF, SWITCH and SWITCH True
Stored Procedures Troubleshoot SQL Server Stored Procedure Execution Problems with Debug Flag
Transactions Rethinking SQL Explicit Transactions
TSQL Compare Data from Two SQL Server Tables
TSQL Find Mismatched Data between SQL Server Tables using LEFT JOIN, EXCEPT, NOT IN and NOT EXISTS
TSQL Many Uses of SQL CASE Expression in a JOIN Clause
TSQL Performance Considerations with SQL MERGE vs INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
TSQL Performance Impacts of SELECT COUNT(*) in SQL Server
TSQL REPLACE versus TRANSLATE for SQL Server Text Data Manipulation
TSQL Return TOP (N) Rows using APPLY or ROW_NUMBER() in SQL Server
TSQL SQL Pivot Like a Pro
TSQL SQL Server ROW_NUMBER for Ranking Rows
TSQL Understanding SQL Ranking Functions ROW_NUMBER(), RANK(), DENSE_RANK() and NTILE()
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