We’ve released the first fully open source version of our SQL Server First Responder Kit: sp_Blitz, sp_BlitzCache, sp_BlitzIndex, sp_BlitzRS, sp_BlitzTrace, and the newest member: the newly renamed sp_BlitzFirst.
I wanted to rename sp_BlitzFirst because as an open source project, it’s going to have more than just my own answers as to why your SQL Server is slow. So I asked for your naming suggestions, and we got over 300! Here’s my favorites in no particular order:
- sp_BlitzNow – Tara Kizer
- sp_BlitzTriage – Michael J. Swart
- sp_BlitzPerformance – Andy Mellon
- sp_BlitzGauge – Daryl
- sp_BlitzDiagnose – Nick Molyneux
- sp_BlitzyMcBlitzFace – Eric
- sp_BlitzStatus – Paul Goldstraw
- sp_AskCommunity – Michel Zehnder
- sp_Blitz911 – David Hirsch
- sp_BlitzPulse – Hondo Henriques
- sp_BlitzFirst – Joshua Birger
So many of these were just fantastic, and I’m not gonna lie: I was this close to picking sp_BlitzyMcBlitzFace. We were joking in the company chat room that it would be hilarious to say to a client, “Now we’re going to find out why the server is slow by running sp_BlitzyMcBlitzFace.” Eric, the first suggester, wins an Everything Bundle just because.
I went with Joshua Birger’s sp_BlitzFirst because as a trainer, it instantly helps me tell the story of how the scripts work. It’s easy for me to stand up and say, “Run sp_BlitzFirst…first.” I love it, and Joshua also wins an Everything Bundle.
Go download the latest version, check out the changes, and enjoy. For questions about how the scripts work, where to chat with us, or how you can contribute, check out the readme on the project’s home page.