Another Guest Blog

I’ve got another post up at!  This time I’m taking on CXPACKET waits and parallel queries.  I also go into why setting MAXDOP to 1 isn’t the solution.  You have to dig deeper and find the root cause of those CXPACKETs.


We’ll resume here Friday with another career development piece.   Until then, if you have any questions, send them in.  I’m here to help!

By Shannon Lowder

Shannon Lowder is the Database Engineer you've been looking for! Look no further for expertise in: Business Analysis to gather the business requirements for the database; Database Architecting to design the logical design of the database; Database Development to actually build the objects needed by the business logic; finally, Database Administration to keep the database running in top form, and making sure there is a disaster recovery plan.

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