Jul 242014
 

Today I presented a fun session for the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter’sSummer Performance Palooza 2014” entitled “Infrastructure Tuning for SQL Server”.

Abstract: Mention SQL Server performance to any DBA, and the impulse is to dive headfirst into the database and queries. However, if the infrastructure underneath the data is your performance bottleneck, the time spent tuning at the database layer is usually in vain. Server hardware, operating system parameters, storage, interconnects, and networking will all be discussed in depth in terms that DBAs can relate to. Practical architecture guidelines and troubleshooting techniques will be presented so you can analyze your environments and see if your performance bottlenecks are where you think they are.

The slides for today’s session are available for you to download here, and the recording – as well as all of the other session recordings – will be available at performance.sqlpass.org within the next week. Thank you all for attending, and I look forward to the next time!

Feb 042014
 

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Today John Sterrett (blogtwitter) and I are announcing a new SQL PASS Virtual Chapter dedicated to High Availability and Disaster Recovery topics.

The schedule for this virtual chapter meetings is the second Tuesday of each month at 12pm Central time. Our first meeting will be held next Tuesday, February 11, at noon Central with Ryan Adams (blog | twitter) speaking on SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups Live Deployment. To RSVP for this free event, register here at GoToWebinar!

Please follow the Twitter tag @SQLPASS_HADR for announcements from raid recovery service professionals about upcoming sessions, and check out the home page for the virtual chapter at hadrvc.sqlpass.org for details on the future sessions. Make sure to add this new virtual chapter to your PASS dashboard so you get the announcements as they happen!

If you have not participated in the virtual chapters before, check them out here! These virtual user group chapters are a tremendous resource for knowledge and networking in the SQL Server community. I do my best to participate in this new chapter, as well as the virtualization and the performance chapters.

Sep 112013
 

passEveryone, thank you for attending the SQL PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter presentation entitled “SQL Server High Availability Options After Virtualization” that I gave today. I do apologize for the screen resolution issues. I think it was an issue with GoToWebinar and the 1080p resolution on my computer, and will get this resolved ASAP!

The slides from today’s session are available to download here, and soon the Virtualization Virtual Chapter should have the webinar recording available to view soon! 

Thank you all for your great attendance! I look forward to presenting more sessions for the SQL PASS virtual chapters. Up next for me is the SQL Saturday in Kansas City this weekend. I will see you there!

Apr 252013
 

Today I was fortunate enough to be able to give a new presentation to the SQL PASS Performance Virtual Chapter called ‘It’s All About the Performance, Right?’ The feedback I have received has been overwhelmingly positive, and I would like to thank the coordinators and all of the attendees! Your questions were top-notch, and I look forward to continued involvement with this amazing chapter! My primary focus in this phase of my career is data performance, and I am very happy to share what I know. You all are great, and I look forward to giving back to this amazing community!

The presentation was recorded, and I will post the link to the recording here as it becomes available. In the meantime, I have the slide deck for you to download and review. As always, if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to email me with your questions. It might take me a few days to respond, but I promise that I will respond. Thank you again!

Abstract: Just about anyone can click through a SQL Server installation and get it working. But, it is not running close to efficient, and as the workloads grow, it will only get worse. This session provides valuable details on how to tweak and tune your SQL Server installations to ensure maximum performance, as well as tips on capacity management so you know when you need to add more hardware to take your server to the next level.

Slide Deck – It’s all about the Performance, Right

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