What a whirlwind year this has been! Iâ€™m thrilled to invite you to my sessions at this yearâ€™s PASS Summit, happening this week in Seattle WA.
Tuesday 11:30am to 1:00pm Iâ€™m part of the cloud availability panel over lunch at the SentryOne Data Day precon at the Summit. I hope you already registered for this exciting opportunity to learn more about performance and availability-related topics in this whole-day discussion.
Next, for those of you that still have your mission-critical workloads in your on-premises datacenter (or even for those who have them in the cloud, because almost all of the topics directly apply!), come to my session Wednesday morning at 10:45am entitled â€œOn-Prem SQL Servers, Interstellar Performanceâ€œ. This deep-dive on virtual SQL Server performance will help you squeeze the most performance from your virtualized SQL Servers, and will help you communicate with your infrastructure team on things that matter the most to performance-oriented SQL Servers. Youâ€™ll be sure to have quite a bit of real-world tips and tricks to take back to the office as soon as you return from the conference.
Thursday morning Iâ€™m part of the SIOS PASS the Bacon breakfast panel, where weâ€™ll get a good chuckle while we discuss a number of topics pertinent to todayâ€™s DBA, such as availability both on-prem and in the cloud, disaster mitigation and preparation, and other availability topics. Come register here, get a great breakfast on the house, and learn while you laugh!
Next, Bob Pusateri and I have a session Thursday afternoon called â€œSELECT STARS: A SQL DBA’s Introduction to Azure Cosmos DBâ€, where we discuss and present Microsoftâ€™s new Cosmos DB offering on the Azure platform. This platform is a completely different model of databases than what most SQL Server professionals are accustomed to, and weâ€™ll give you the details you need to expand your horizons and learn about this exciting platform. This session is more of the â€˜whatâ€™ session to get you amped to learn more about the platform on Friday.
Friday my final session of the conference is entitled â€œCosmos DB for SQL Server Prosâ€, designed to give you more of the â€˜howâ€™ when continuing your exploration of Cosmos DB. Bob Pusateri and I will share more of the use cases, scalability details, and live code demos of how to access and alter data in a Cosmos DB database.
I hope to see you at the show! If you want to sync up and talk geek, make sure to ping me to set up some time over your favorite form of caffeine.