Bad Ideas Compendium

Denis Gobo explains some of the learning experiences he has had over the years:

Use SQL to bring down other things in the company
The request was that support wanted to know immediately when an order was placed. No problem, we can add a trigger that populates a table and then we have a job that runs once a minute to email the support group. Sounds reasonable right? Someone decided to do a little testing…. this person created 100,000 entries…. I guess you can imagine what happens next. Yep, the email server was overloaded. We had to quickly delete these rows and truncate the table that was used to send the emails.

Good ol’ eDOS (e-mail Denial of Service) attacks…

Related Posts

T-SQL Tuesday 117 Roundup

Steve Jones has the roundup for this month’s T-SQL Tuesday: The summary from my fourth T-SQL Tuesday hosting for #117. This time I was scrambling a bit, but since I’ve worked with a few customers in the last year that use MOT tables, I thought this might be a good topic. Either everyone is on vacation […]

Read More

Memory-Optimized Table Types

Rob Farley hates spelling “optimized” the best way: Let me start by saying that if you really want to get the most out of this feature, you will dive deep into questions like durability and natively-compiled stored procedures, which can really make your database fly if the conditions are right. Arguably, any process you’re doing […]

Read More

Categories

July 2017
MTWTFSS
« Jun Aug »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31