Erik Darling started using SQL Server after a dispute with Excel over a vlookup. Since then he's had some terribly boring DBA jobs, and been a consultant for Some Guy You've Never Heard Of™. He enjoys public arguments with the optimizer and wine photography.
Erik Darling's Sessions
The SQL Server Performance Tasting MenuSQLBits 2022
Delicious Demos For Doubting Developers
What Else Can Indexes Do?SQLBits 2019
No pictures of phone books, here. We're gonna look at the way indexes change query behavior for better... and worse.
Improving SELECT * Query PerformanceSQLBits 2018
For anyone frustrated by column-hoarding users and developers