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Welcome to my New Blog

I started blogging about SQL Server at SQLblog back in July, 2009 and it was a lot of fun, I enjoyed it a lot. Then later, after a series of blog posts about the Query Optimizer, I was invited to write an entire book about that same topic. But after a few months I realized that it was going to be hard to continue both blogging and writing chapters for a book, this in addition to my regular day job, so I decided to stop blogging for a little while.

Now that I have finished the last chapter of the book and I am working on the final chapter reviews, I decided to start blogging again, this time in this new blog.

Same as my old blog I plan to write about my topics of interest, like the relational engine, and basically anything related to SQL Server. Hopefully you find this blog interesting and useful.

About the author

Benjamin Nevarez Benjamin Nevarez is a database professional based in Los Angeles, California who specializes in SQL Server query tuning and optimization. He is the author of three books, “High Performance SQL Server”, “SQL Server 2014 Query Tuning & Optimization” and “Inside the SQL Server Query Optimizer” and has also coauthored other books including “SQL Server 2012 Internals”. Benjamin has also been a speaker at many SQL Server conferences and events around the world including the PASS Summit, SQL Server Connections and SQLBits. His blog can be found at and he can also be reached on twitter at @BenjaminNevarez.


  1. Brad Schulz says:

    Hi Ben…

    I’ve very much enjoyed your posts on optimization. I’m looking forward to reading the book. What is its title/publisher, and when can we expect to see it on sale?


  2. Benjamin Nevarez says:

    Hi Brad,

    Thanks for your comment. The book is about the SQL Server Query Optimizer and I hope it can be available in two months. I will give you more details later.



  3. Fabiano Amorim says:

    Hi Benjamin, I can’t wait to read your’s book…

    Let -me know when you have more datails..

  4. Benjamin Nevarez says:

    Thanks Fabiano, I will let you know as soon as I have more information.



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