SQL Server and other database technologies


Atlanta SQL Organizations

Atlanta Azure Data User Group: Rebranded from Atlanta SQL Server Users Group

Atlanta MDF Google Group

Atlanta Business Intelligence Users Group

Blogs – Atlanta User Group Members

Codegumbo – Stuart Ainsworth

Datachix – Julie Smith and Audrey Hammonds (Inactive)

Lance England

Riepedia – Rie Irish

Rob Volk

SQL Variant – Aaron Nelson

Prologika – Teo Lachev

Blogs – SQL Server and Databases

The Bit Bucket: Greg Low

Brent Ozar

InfoAdvisors: Karen Lopez

Kevin Kline

SQL Authority: Pinal Dave

SQL Rockstar: Thomas Larock

SQL Shack

SQL Skills Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal

Vertabelo: Vertabelo is a company with a great online data modeling tool. They also have a great blog on database design and related topics.


Microsoft E-Books Free offerings from Microsoft. There are also selections for Sharepoint, Azure, Visual Studio and other products.

O’Reilly A pay service from O’Reilly where you can read an unlimited number of books each month. They have a free trial as well.

Redgate Registration required. Most books in PDF format are free.

Syncfusion Registration required. Only a few SQL Server offerings, but there are other database-oriented offerings. Good introductions to the topics covered.


Brent Ozar Monday Recap – Also available on Twitter @BrentOzarULTD

Database Weekly A great resource, a weekly e-mail with lots of links to interesting database articles from the previous week.

SQL Skills Insider


Ask SQL Family: SQL Player

Data Bits: Dallas DBAs – Started Feb 2020

DBAle: Redgate

Dear SQL DBA: Kendra Little

Raw Data: Rob Collie and Thomas LaRock

SQL Down Under: Sporadically released, but always good

SQL Server Radio: Guy Glanster and Eitan Blumin

SQL Data Partners: Carlos L Chacon – Started in August 2015

Voice Of The DBA: Steve Jones

Here are others that periodically feature SQL Server and database related topics:

.Net Rocks

Run As Radio


Execution Plan Operator List

SQL Server Sites

Simple Talk: Redgate

SQL Server Central
This site also has a great Stairway Series that has a series of posts on a particular subject, like SSIS, XML, Database Design, etc.

SQL Server Performance


Group By: YouTube Channel – Sessions from past Group By conference presentations

Pluralsight is a pay site, but there is a free 10 day trial available. There are plenty of excellent SQL Server videos, as well as hundreds of other development videos available.

Pragmatic Works :Pay service but free videos available

SQL Skills

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