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Grant Fritchey

Grant Fritchey works as a development database administrator for FM Global, an industry-leading engineering and insurance company. In his previous time as a�database administrator�and developer, he has worked at three failed dot-coms, a major consulting company, and a global bank. He has developed large-scale applications in languages such as VB, C#, and Java and has lived with SQL Server from the hoary days of 6.0, right through to 2008. His nickname at work is "The Scary DBA." He even has an official name plate, and he displays it proudly.

Grant volunteers for the Professional Association of SQL Server Users (PASS) and has written and published articles on various topics relating to SQL Server at Simple-Talk, SQL Server Central, SQL Server Performance, the PASS web site, SQL Standard, and the SQL Server Worldwide Users Group. He is the author of the book Dissecting SQL Server Execution Plans. He is one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group (SNESSUG).

Outside work, Grant kayaks, learns and teaches self-defense, brews his own beer, chops wood to heat his house, raises his kids, and helps lead a pack of Cub Scouts.

Grant Fritchey's Books

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration

  • Publication Date: October 6, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2413-6

Beginning SQL Server 2008 Administration is essential for anyone wishing to learn about implementing and managing SQL Server 2008 database. Learn More …

SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled

SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled

  • Publication Date: March 15, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1902-6

SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled presents a direct trouble-shooting methodology for identifying poorly-performing stored procedures and queries, isolating the causes of that poor performance, and fixing the underlying problems. Learn More …

Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration

Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration

  • Publication Date: May 29, 2012
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3981-9

Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. Learn More …

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning

  • Publication Date: June 26, 2012
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4203-1

SQL Server 2012 Query Performance Tuning leads you through understanding the causes of poor performance, how to identify them, and how to fix them. Learn More …

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices

  • Publication Date: November 5, 2012
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-4770-8

Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices is an anthology of high-end wisdom from a group of accomplished database administrators and developers who are quietly but relentlessly pushing the performance and feature envelope of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Learn More …