SQL Down Under Podcast

SQL Down Under is a podcast (audio show) for SQL Server professionals. In each show, Microsoft Regional Director and Data Platform MVP Greg Low interviews a well-known identity from the SQL Server community. Each show provides a wealth of information on using SQL Server. Listening to the show is one of the easiest ways to learn more about the product and the best part is that it's free. So start learning now. Need configuration help? Check out our Getting Started Page.

73Bob Ward9Dec17SDU Show 73 features Principal Architect on the SQL Server team discussing SQL Server 2017, the evolution of the product, Linux and Graph support, remote working, and some baseball
72Kamal Hathi24Nov17SDU Show 72 features Power BI General Manager Kamal Hathi discussing the state of Power BI
71Joe Sack and Shreya Verma28Jun17SDU Show 71 features SQL Server product team members Joe Sack and Shreya Verma discussing SQL Server 2017 adaptive query plans and graph API
70Aaron Bertrand21Nov16SDU Show 70 features Data Platform MVP Aaron Bertrand discussing SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server on Linux, and SentryOne Plan Explorer
69Glenn Berry16Oct16SDU Show 69 features Data Platform MVP Glenn Berry discussing hardware and hardware performance for SQL Server
68Joe Yong1May16SDU Show 68 features Microsoft Program Manager Joe Yong discussing SQL Server 2016 Stretch DB
67Kasper DeJonge9Apr16SDU Show 67 features Kasper DeJonge from Microsoft discussing SQL Server 2016 Analysis Services
66Riccardo Muti and Chris Finlan13Mar16SDU Show 66 features Microsoft Program Managers Riccardo Muti and Chris Finlan discussing SQL Server 2016 Reporting Services
65Jen Underwood27Dec15SDU Show 65 features Microsoft Princpal Program Manager on the Power BI team discussing the current state of Power BI
64Ryan Crawcour30Oct14SDU Show 64 features Microsoft Azure DocumentDB team member Ryan Crawcour discussing what SQL Server DBAs and developers need to know about DocumentDB
63Jimmy May21Jun14SDU Show 63 features Microsoft Database Architect Jimmy May discussing the clustered columnstore technologies in SQL Server 2014.
62Paul Larson4Apr14SDU Show 62 features Microsoft Principal Researcher Paul Larson discussing the in-memory tables, and clustered columnstore technologies behind SQL Server 2014.
61David DeWitt12Nov13SDU Show 61 features Jim Gray System Lab leader Dr David DeWitt discussing the database industry and the upcoming SQL Server 2014.
60Adam Machanic28Jun13SDU Show 60 features SQL Server MVP Adam Machanic discussing SQL Server parallelism and futures including SQL Server 2014.
59Reza Rad13May13SDU Show 59 features SQL Server MVP discussing SQL Server Integration Services extensibility and performance tuning.
58Marco Russo1Apr13SDU Show 58 features well-known SQL Server author and SSAS Maestro Marco Russo discussing SQL Server Analysis Services tabular data models.
57Karen López12Mar13SDU Show 57 features SQL Server MVP Karen López discussing data modelling, database refactoring, space data, and open data.
56Thomas LaRock2Mar13SDU Show 56 features SQL Server MVP Thomas LaRock discussing DBAs migrating to architect roles, big data, Azure, and upcoming PASS events.
55Erin Welker23Feb13SDU Show 55 features former SQL Server MVP Erin Welker discussing common design issues and patterns in SQL Server dimensional modelling.
54Grant Fritchley2Feb13This show features SQL Server MVP Grant Fritchey discussing how to trace and optimize queries, along with tips on reading execution plans.
53Grant Paisley22Jan13This show features SQL Server MVP Grant Paisley discussing PowerPivot, Power View, SQL Server Analysis Services Tabular and Multidimensional Models.
52Allan Hirt13Jan13This show features Clustering MVP Allan Hirt discussing AlwaysOn High Availability for SQL Server and deployment on Windows Server Core.
51Conor Cunningham22Aug12This show features Conor Cunningham from the SQL Server product group discussing Windows Azure SQL Database (formerly SQL Azure).
50Louis Davidson15Aug12This show features SQL Server MVP Louis Davidson discussing database design and his latest book.
49Gadi Peleg14Jun12This show features Gadi Peleg from the SQL Server team introducing Data Quality Services.
48Roger Doherty21Dec11This show features SQL Server program manager Roger Doherty introducing SQL Server 2012.
47Mark Tabladillo4Mar11This show features data mining guru Dr Mark Tabladillo discussing data mining with SQL Server.
46Bill Ramos2Jan10This show features recent SQL Server product group member Bill Ramos discussing management and monitoring of SQL Server, his new role at Advaiya, and SQL Server extensibility.
45Jamie Thomson9Nov09SQL Server MVP Jamie Thomson discusses Integration Services and the lessons he's learned along the way. Jamie also discusses SSIS best practices and upgrade issues.
44Simon Sabin30Aug09In this show SQL Server MVP Simon Sabin discusses full text indexes in SQL Server 2008 along with thoughts on learning MDX and on technical book writing.
43Jessica Moss6Feb09In this show Jessica Moss discusses SQL Server Reporting Services in 2008 and lessons learned with all versions of Reporting Services.
42Ryan Dunn9Dec08Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Ryan Dunn discusses SQL Data Services, the future of the cloud based data services, what is currently available and how to get started.
41Buck Woody30Nov08In this show SQL Server product group member Buck Woody discusses Powershell for SQL Server. He also discusses roles within the product group. Interview was recorded live at the SQL PASS Summit.
40Miha Kralj29Sep08In this show Miha Kralj discusses the future of the IT industry and how it might affect IT Professionals.
39Kent Tegels29Aug08In this show Kent Tegels disusses the spatial data type in SQL Server 2008.
38Andy Leonard19Jul08In this show SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard discusses database testing.
37Chris Webb19Jun08In this show SQL Server MVP Chris Webb discusses MDX and Analysis Services.
36Lubor Kollar31May08In this show SQL Server CAT team leader Lubor Kollar discusses the role of the CAT team, SQL Server 2008 resource governor and compression, along with fishing and mushrooming.
35Roger Doherty14Mar08In this show SQL Server DPE Evangelist Roger Doherty discusses SQL Server 2008 for database developers.
34Geoff Hiten7Mar08In this show SQL Server MVP Geoff Hiten discusses clustering, SANs and magic SAN dust.
33Allen White29Feb08In this show SQL Server MVP Allen White discusses automation of SQL Server using SMO and Powershell.
32Michael Rys23Feb08In this show SQL Product Group member Dr Michael Rys discusses XML in SQL Server from earlier versions through SQL Server 2008.
31Craig Utley12Feb08In this show Craig Utley provides tips on using Reporting Services and what's expected for SSRS in 2008.
30Pablo Castro5Feb08In this show SQL Server Product Group member Pablo Castro discusses LINQ, Entity Framework and ADO.NET Data Services for the DBA and database developer.
29Richard Tkachuk24Jan08In this show SQL Server Product Group member Richard Tkachuk discusses the SQL CAT team, working with Analysis Services and what is upcoming in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services.
28Ed Lehman12Jan08In this show SQL Server Product Group community lead Ed Lehman discusses the community surrounding SQL Server including the MVP program, the Connect site and CodePlex.
27David Campbell11Jan08In this show SQL Server Product Group legend David Campbell discusses the process of building SQL Server 2008 and what he's most looking forward to in it.
26Chris Randall5Jan08In this show SQL Server MCT Chris Randall discusses the value of SQL Server certification, what is required to become certified and tips and tricks for taking exams.
25Matthew Roche21Nov07In this show Matthew provides a collection of tips and tricks from his experiences using SQL Server Integration Services.
24Paul Randal19Oct07Former SQL Server product group team member Paul Randal discusses DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2005 along with SQL Server 2008 improvements in database mirroring and partitioned tables.
23James Luetkehoelter24Jul07In this show SQL Server author James Luetkehoelter, discusses disaster recovery planning and technology for SQL Server, clustering, log shipping, mirroring and snapshots.
21Joe Celko17Feb07In this show SQL Industry legend Joe Celko discusses SQL coding and multiprocessing futures.
22Kevin Kline25Apr07In this show SQL Server MVP and PASS President Kevin Kline lists what he considers the ten biggest mistakes made when using SQL Server.
20Richard Waymire17Jan07In this show Microsoft Program Architect Richard Waymire discusses the released version of VSTE DBPro (aka DataDude), directions in SQL Server development and fishing.
19Peter Myers19Sep06In this show SQL Server MVP Peter Myers provides an introduction to SQL Server Analysis Services for developers and DBA's.
18Don Vilen29Aug06In this show Microsoft SQL Server Engine Team Program Manager Don Vilen discusses the transparent upgrade benefits associated with SQL Server 2005.
17Gert Drapers8Jun06In this show Microsoft Architect and Development Manager Gert Drapers discusses the upcoming Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals (formally known as Data-Dude).
16Paul Nielsen21May06In this show SQL Server MVP Paul Nielsen discusses object relational mapping vs relational databases and his upcoming Nordic framework.
15Kimberly Tripp4May06In this show SQL Server MVP and Microsoft MSDN Regional Director Kimberly Tripp discusses two of her passions: SQL Server indexing and scuba diving.
14Adam Cogan19Apr06In this show Microsoft Regional Director Adam Cogan presents his "rules" for better SQL Reporting Services.
13Bill Graziano1Apr06SQL Server MVP Bill Graziano discusses things he wishes developers knew about SQL Server, agile development, build environments and unit testing along with the recent PASS conference and baseball.
12Louis Davidson2Feb06In this show SQL Server MVP Louis Davidson describes the top ten errors he sees being made in database design.
11Tom Moreau17Jan06SQL Server MVP Dr Tom Moreau shares lessons he has learned while starting to work with SQL Server Service Broker, how DMVs helped and a little about Guide Dogs and Birds of Prey.
10Graeme Simsion22Dec05Internationally renowned data modeller Graeme Simsion gives thoughts on the role of a data modeller vs a DBA, common data modelling errors and directions in data modelling.
9Jim Gray22Nov05A.C.M. Turing Award winner and Microsoft Distinguished engineer Dr Jim Gray discusses the future of SQL Server. Jim (a database industry legend) gives his thoughts on the future directions for databases.
8Adam Machanic4Nov05In this show SQL Server MVP Adam Machanic discusses advantages of using stored procedures as APIs and unit testing of SQL Server stored procedures.
7Roger Wolter22Sep05In this show Roger (a product manager at Microsoft) discusses common questions surrounding the latest update to the MSDE product line, SQL Server Express Edition.
6Itzik Ben-Gan5Sep05SQL Server MVP Itzik Ben-Gan discusses techniques for using the T-SQL language to solve common problems, shows how considering a negative point of view might help and discusses the upcoming enhancements.
5Niels Berglund13Aug05SQL Server identity Niels Berglund discusses why Service Broker is so important, each of the objects that needs to be configured, the typical lifecycle of a message and the GUI administration tool he created.
4Bob Beauchemin30Jul05SQL Server MVP Bob Beauchemin discusses the integration of managed code with SQL Server 2005, why it's important and the security and performance implications.
3Kent Tegels18Jul05In this show SQL Server MVP Kent Tegels discusses why XML is important for SQL Server, existing SQL Server 2000 support and upcoming XML support in SQL Server 2005.
2Hilary Cotter28Jun05In this show SQL Server MVP Hilary Cotter discusses SQL Server replication.
1Kalen Delaney23May05In this show SQL Server MVP Kalen Delaney discusses the history of the SQL Server product and shares with us her top features for SQL Server 2005.


Sadly, some of my guests on the show have passed away. Each time, as well as a deep loss for their families, it's a great loss to the SQL Server and data communities.

Kent Tegels

Kent was a friend and an early guest on the show. He came back on the show when he was recovering from a serious illness. He was the first guest to appear twice. In August 2010, we got the sad news that he had lost his battle with illness and passed away. I cannot begin to express how sad I was to hear about this. Farewell Kent and thanks for all the fish.

(Dr) Jim Gray

Jim Gray appeared to have passed away. He was sailing his yacht Tenacious to the Farrallon Islands to spread his mother's ashes, and was not seen again. His loss to the industry is great. In my early years learning about database management systems, Jim was one of my heroes and I was so pleased to get to spend time with him and for him to then agree to participate on the podcast. I was deeply saddened to hear of his loss.

For more information, see:
Jim Gray (Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Gray_(computer_scientist)
Jim Gray (Microsoft Research) http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/gray/