Hopefully, when you are done running through this you will have something like this. All jobs that have been running longer than x minutes over a 24 hour period and what jobs they overlap, which is not trivial if you are looking at management studio output. You can also use the facet_wrap that you were introduced to in the last blog to look at one job over weeks and months.
R Script for this is here on github, grab it and walk along with the blog.
In my head there is always a competition for which post is next and sometimes if there will be a post at all. ODBC and RevoScaleR have been arguing and its super annoying. ODBC was the last post, how you can connect to any version of SQL using just ODBC. If you did not go to the link I published, you can connect to Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite too. The point of that will become much more clear when you start querying MSDB Job History so you can write your own R ggplot reports on job length and overlapping jobs (spoilers…). I will give you the code to get you started, later, maybe tomorrow, I don’t know yet depends on who wins the next argument. For now it is connect to SQL Server using RevoScaleR package…