Providence – SQL Server User Group

I am driving thru America’s Renaissance City, Providence Rhode Island, to present to the Southern New England SQL Server User Group (SNESSUG) on November 13, 2013.

I always love the home team advantage by knowing the audience very well. It makes for a relaxing environment to teach and attendees to learn.

Here is the gritty details of the presentation that I will be covering that night.




How isolated are your sessions?

Have you ever executed a T-SQL program that crashed due to an integrity error? Upon inspecting the job history, the error code states you have duplicate key values. However; re-running the job does not reproduce the error. You probably had an transaction isolation level issue without knowing it.

I will be covering the following topics in this presentation.


1 – Maintaining the ACID quality of transactions.
2 – How SQL Server implements transaction durability?
3 – System versus User transactions
4 – Transaction basics
5 – Exploring the various transaction modes
6 – Exclusive versus Shared locks
7 – Blocking versus Deadlocks
8 – How to detect them with my free code.
9 – How Isolation levels affect transaction behavior.
10 – What is a dirty read versus a phantom read?

At the end of the talk, you will know how to fix the above scenario by changing the isolation level.

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