Parallel Data Warehouse resources

I’ve recently started learning about SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) appliance. In the course of learning, I came across some links and resources in connection with this appliance, which I will share in this blog post. I will keep it updated as much as possible.

Learning resources:

Community blog posts:

I will continue to gather links and post them here as I come across them. In the meantime, I hope the above help you!


SQLDiag Configuration Tool released


My colleague and friend, boB Taylor (the spelling is not a typo – please visit and see why) has recently released a GUI tool which allows you to configure the XML files required for SQLDiag to capture specific types of events, counters etc.)

Download it from

Please review, test, blog about it and provide feedback as you see fit.

bOB blogs at OpsVault. His posts can be easily retrieved from