Founded by Data Platform MVP, Randolph West, Born SQL provides specialist SQL Server services, upgrades, on-site support and disaster recovery services in western Canada. Allow us to identify what’s hurting your database environment, implement changes with little to no downtime and keep your server running smoothly.
Data management. Simplified.
Find the SQL Server solution for your needs
Discover exactly what’s hampering your SQL Server database environment and how to fix it.
Update your SQL Server to the latest version, or any older version currently supported by Microsoft.
Recover data that may have been lost on databases from SQL Server 2005 and upwards.
Improve your SQL Server performance in two days or your get 50% of your money back.
Get the on-site or remote Database Administration solution for all your SQL Server needs.
Find out where Born SQL will be sharing knowledge or book our expertise for your event.
Sign up to our blog and get e-mail notifications for new entries
SQL Server knowledge. Shared.
Read our latest blog entries
Nested views are bad. Let’s get that out of the way. What is a nested view anyway? Imagine that you have a SELECT statement you tend to use all over the place (a very common practice when checking user permissions). There are five base tables in the join, but it’s fast enough. Instead of copying[…]
Tom Roush The SQL Family lost a much admired member to cancer last month, Tom Roush. In our little community, Tom was a well-known raconteur who wrote around a hundred stories, many of which were published on his blog. He was working on a book containing the best of these stories just before he died, and[…]
Victoria is on an island off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia. The island is wisely called Vancouver Island. It is beautiful there, and I wouldn’t mind retiring there someday. Those of you who listen to my convoluted stories will recall that it was on Vancouver Island that I broke my foot in 2013. Hopefully[…]
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I will be presenting for the first time at SQLBits in London, on Saturday 24 February 2018. My session is called Back to the future with Temporal Tables. Here is the abstract: Back to the Future is the greatest time travel movie ever. I’ll show you how[…]
By now you have probably seen the news about a major flaw in the design of CPUs from all major vendors (Intel, AMD, and ARM) resulting in a series of vulnerabilities in operating systems and … web browsers? One of my favourite things to do is to make queries run faster. What the Meltdown and[…]
A year ago, I wrote in a post that cloud computing is just someone else’s data center. I was wrong. Whether we like it or not, the cloud is more than just a bunch of 1s and 0s hosted on someone’s hardware. The problem with my statement was the word “just”. I’ve presented several times on[…]
I have been working on a new information session, which I’m hoping to deliver this year. It’s about one of my favourite topics: dates and times. On that note, if you are reading this in Western Europe, or have plans to be in London in mid-February, I’d like to encourage you to attend SQLBits. Many[…]
In November 2017, during the PASS Summit keynote, Microsoft’s Bob Ward (Principal Architect) demonstrated a “diskless database” running on Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) hardware. The storage layer is known as “persistent memory”. At the end of November, Bob and his colleague Jamie Reding (Senior Program Manager) wrote a blog post about this new thing, which you[…]
A quick post this week, since it’s that time of the year when people do gift exchanges and put up colourful lights. Here goes: If we need to remove an unused index, we should disable it, not delete it. In SQL Server Management Studio, we can do this in the Object Explorer by right-clicking on[…]