Steve Rezhener

About Steve Rezhener

I'm a database professional enthusiastic about the Microsoft BI stack. I started my IT career trying to outsmart Excel using VBA, then on to VB 6, VB.NET, C# and then developed a passion for SQL Server 2005 and related tools. My lunch menu for 10+ years consisted of SSIS & SSRS with some occasional SSAS for breakfast. I'm super excited about the innovation baked into AWS, Azure, PowerBI, and SQL Server 2017. I hold relics such as MCITP Microsoft certifications on SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. I'm also the organizer of SQL Saturday in Los Angeles (#SQLSatLA), LA Data Platform (aka SQLMalibu) and a frequent SQLSaturday speaker. When not dealing with data, I fix a kitchen, plays an XBOX and enjoys my kids.

Capture SQL Server VLF information using a DMV

Introduction
While reading a summary from Brent Ozar on a SQL Server VLF problem highlighting a very well written article on how VLF could affect SQL Server performance by David Levy, I tried to find a more modern solution other than relying on an old-school DBCC LOGINFO.
Good news: Microsoft created a sys.dm_db_log_info DMV and even provided some recommendations on what a good number […]

By |October 15th, 2019|SQL Group|0 Comments

How to check if Always Encrypted is available and in-use

Introduction
Recently I had to work with a client that moved its infrastructure between servers (side-by-side upgrade). Always Encrypted was used on a previous server and I was tasked to make sure its all good on a new server.
This feature (available in SQL Server 2016 SP1 Standard Edition and up) is end-to-end encryption that allows clients […]

By |September 19th, 2019|SQL Group|0 Comments