Interesting Stuff - Week 4

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, this week.

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Doomed, We are All Doomed I Say!

Just to set things straight, the title of this post has nothing to do with US politics, but the infinitely more important (and exciting) subject of transactions in SQL Server and the concept of doomed transactions. Why I came across the idea for this post was due to a discussion I had with a colleague of mine - Sameer Chunilall - who didn't agree with my post a while ago about XACT_ABORT, he believes it is a good thing (mostly), where I believe it is a bad thing (mostly).

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Interesting Stuff - Week 3

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me:

  • data science
  • data in general
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me, this week.

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Interesting Stuff - Week 2

Throughout the week, I read a lot of blog-posts, articles, etc., that has to do with things that interest me:

  • data science
  • distributed computing
  • SQL Server
  • transactions (both db as well as non db)
  • and other "stuff"

This is the "roundup" of the posts that has been most interesting to me. Oh, and if you wonder if you have missed Interesting Stuff - Week #1. seeing that this post is named Interesting Stuff - Week #2, you haven't. They are numbered by calendar week number, and I started the second week of January :).

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Abort, Abort, We Are XACT_ABORT:ing, Or Are We?!

SET XACT_ABORT defines whether a transaction is automatically rolled back when a T-SQL statement raises a run-time exception, and when you read posts from prominent SQL bloggers you quite often see that they recommend to always have XACT_ABORT set to ON. From the title of this post you may get the impression that I do not necessarily agree, and to an extent you may be right. So, let us see ...

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