[Video] Office Hours: Ask Me Anything About SQL Server in Costa Rica


Off the coast of Costa Rica, I went through your top-voted questions from https://pollgab.com/room/brento.

Here’s what we covered:

  • 00:00 Start
  • 00:30 gotqn: In SQL Database we have “sp_invoke_external_rest_endpoint”, but in SQL Server 2022 still have not. Is using SQL Server Machine Learning (sp_execute_external_script) a good alternative or nasty hack?
  • 02:19 Chase C: If you had complete authority to focus Microsoft on fixing or adding a feature to SQL Server, what would you choose?
  • 03:52 I like hot pot: Hi Brent, is any of your client using Sql Server 2022 in production and if yes, how bad is it?
  • 04:56 Peter: Hi Brent, our devs are writing parameterless table functions opposed to views. Beyond the extra syntax required to create them is there a demonstrable downside or should I just step away even though I think it is hiorrible.
  • 05:36 Jr Wannabe DBA: Hi Brent, what do you think it is the best way to trigger (fire and forget, do not wait for result) an external application action from an INSERT into a SQL table? Looking for a direction, not full solution. Thanks in advance.
  • 06:36 Mr. SqlSeeks: Upgrading our Azure VMs. Our folks suggest using a VM size that has burstable IOPS. I think about troubleshooting performance issues and scalability testing, having to figure out if things were executed during a burst or not. I feel like I want consistent IOPS in Prod. Thoughts?
  • 07:49 Mike: If hosting AlwaysOn Availability Group on Azure VMs – can I have, say, 1 server (replica) with 32 vCPU, 2nd server with 4 vCPU, and 3rd server with 8 vCPU? Will AG with different size replicas work fine? And, can this affect data synchronization in some way?
  • 09:03 chandwich: Hey Brent. Have you ever had a client refuse to let you install your sp_Blitz stored procedures? If so, how did you handle that situation?
  • 10:18 TheyBlameMe: Hi Brent. What’s your preferred strategy when updating a limited downtime production system from an int PK parent table to bigint?
  • 11:42 Netanel: When is a high perfmon value for skipped GHOST records per second ever a concern? sp_BlitzFirst is reporting 53k skipped ghost records per second.
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