Brad McGehee


Professional Experience


Brad M. McGehee is a MCSE+I, MCSD, and MCT (former) with a Bachelors’ degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. Currently the Director of DBA Education for Red Gate Software, Brad is an accomplished Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 10 years’ SQL Server experience. Having founded the popular community site SQL-Server-Performance.Com, where he now acts as the technical editor and forum moderator, Brad specializes in SQL Server Administration, Performance Tuning, and High Availability. He regularly consults with multiple clients, helping them to get the most out of SQL Server.



Community Support


Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, SQL Connections, SQL Server user groups, and other industry seminars, where he shares his 10 years’ cumulative knowledge.


A well-respected and trusted name in SQL Server literature, Brad is the author or co-author of more than 12 technical books and over 100 published articles. His most recent book (as a co-author) is Professional SQL Server 2005 Administration by Wrox Press.



Home Life


When he is not travelling to spread his knowledge on SQL Server, Brad lives in Hawaii, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter.


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SQL Server Join Hints - 15 Jun 2017

SQL Server Temp Table Performance Tuning - 11 May 2017

SQL Server Federated Database Performance Tuning Tips - 06 Mar 2017

SQL Server Transact-SQL WHERE - 02 Mar 2017

Database Settings - 14 Feb 2017

SQL Server Query Hints - 27 Jan 2017

Performance Tuning SQL Server Hardware - 19 Jan 2017

Performance Tuning Tips for SQL Server BCP - 18 Jan 2017

Tips on Optimizing SQL Server Composite Indexes - 16 Jan 2017

Performance Tuning SQL Server Cursors - 11 Jan 2017