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Mike Fal – The Author

“I claim this planet in the name of Mars! Isn’t that lovely? Hm?”

Welcome to the part of the blog where I stick my little flag down in the internet and tell you all about who I am and what I hope to accomplish here. So without further ado…

Who am I?

I’m a SQL Server Database Administrator with 10+ years of experience. I am currently employed as a SQL Server database administrator within the healthcare industry.  Over my career I’ve worked in several different industries, mostly on SQL Server, but I’ve also done some work with Oracle, Netezza, and MySQL.

What do I do?

Well, like I said, I’m primarily a SQL Server DBA and focus most of my time and energy on that. It’s mostly just an outgrowth of being a tech geek and finding that playing with databases is a ton of fun. I’ve worked on failover clustering, performance tuning, and security auditing, along with the typical gamut of database development. Of course, this is just some of the recent developments. The one thing I love about this job is there’s always something to learn and more stuff to figure out.

Is that it?

Well, no, not really. Outside of work, I love skiing, biking, hiking, and general outdoors stuff. I also play bass trombone locally and am a member of a community big band.

I also read. I LOVE reading.

And this blog?

I created the blog to give me a place to organize my thoughts on working in SQL Server world and share them with the community. You pick up so much information over the course of your career, and it doesn’t help anyone unless it gets shared. Now while I plan to write about the things that are current to me, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments. If I can’t answer it immediately, then the research to answer the question will likely result in a pretty good blog post or two.

Thanks for stopping by!

One Comment

  1. Mark Pankow says:

    Great post about using HammerDB! Thank you. I have a quick question. After you build the schema you move on to the actual test phase. When I run the build schema, it never returns to the application. Specifically, all of the configuration options are greyed out. I have to exit the application and relaunch it to begin the load test. Any thoughts on that? I did turn logging on and I can see the tables, stored procs, and indexes getting created.

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