Speaking Internationally at SQLBits

, 2019-02-13

 

I am very excited and lucky to be speaking at my very first international conference, SQLBits. SQLBits, the largest SQL Server conference in Europe, held in Manchester England February 27- March 2nd. It is a conference for leading data professionals with over 70 sessions from speakers all over the world. I commonly speak at User Groups, SQL Saturdays and other Data Conferences here in the United States and have always wanted to broaden my reach to other countries. I am very much looking forward to seeing how or if conferences differ in Europe.  It is a huge honor to have been selected to share my performance tuning knowledge with attendees.

My session, Performance Tuning SQL Server on Crappy Hardware, will be Friday March 1st  @ 4:50pm  in Room 3.

Many of us must deal with hardware that doesn’t meet our standards or contributes to performance problems. This session will cover how to work around hardware issues when it isn’t in the budget for newer, faster, stronger, better hardware.  It’s time to make that existing hardware work for us. Learn tips and tricks on how to reduce IO, relieve memory pressure, and reduce blocking. Let’s see how compression, statistics, and indexes bring new life into your existing hardware.

Be sure to also catch my colleagues at Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting , Joey D’Antoni (B|T) and John Morehouse (B|T), who are also speaking at SQLBits.

Joey D’Antoni –

Azure Managed Instances—Your Bridge to the Cloud – Friday March 1st @ 2:25pm in Room 9

Many organizations would like to take advantage of the benefits of using a platform as a service database like Azure SQL Database. Automated backups, patching, and costs are just some of the benefits. However, Azure SQL Database is not a 100% feature compatible with SQL Server—features like SQL Agent, CLR and Filestream are not supported. Migration to Azure SQL Database is also a challenge, as backup and restore and log shipping are not supported methods. Microsoft recently introduced Managed Instances—a new option that provides a bridge between on-premises or Azure VM implementations of SQL Server and Azure SQL Database.

 Managed Instances provide full SQL Server surface compatibility and support database sizes up to 35 TB. In this session, you will learn about migrating your databases to Managed Instances, developing applications for managed instances. You will also learn about the underlying high availability and disaster recovery options for the solution.

John Morehouse-

SQL Server Databaseology: Deep Dive into Database Internals Saturday March 2nd, 2019 @ 4:10PM in Room 8

Have you ever taken apart a toaster or an alarm clock just to see how it worked? Ever wondered how that database actually functions at the record level, behind the scenes? SQL Server Databaseology is the study of SQL Server databases and their structures down to the very core of the records themselves. In this session, we will explore some of the deep inner workings of a SQL Server database at the record and page level.  You will walk away with a better understanding of how SQL Server stores data and that knowledge that will allow you to build better and faster databases.

There is still time to register at www.sqlbits.com .

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