How to Get Started Tuning SQL Server Performance
Tuesday , March 14, 2017 1 PM CDT
By Tim Radney
Figuring out how to get started tuning SQL Server performance can feel overwhelming at first. Where do you start? What should you look at? In this session you'll learn a systematic approach to tuning SQL Server. First we'll cover common instance level settings that can have a significant impact on SQL Server performance. Then we'll cover how to collect I/O metrics and pinpoint databases that have the highest latencies plus how to collect and understand wait statistics. Finally, we'll cover how to find high-cost queries and discuss the importance of having a good baseline to measure all these things against. If you've been struggling to put together a performance-tuning process, this session is for you!
Tim is a Data Platform MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQLintersection, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs), dwarf Nigerian goats, and tilapias in his spare time.
Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/tim-radney/
Microsoft MVP since 2014
Links from webinar
Wait Stats over Time
File Stats Over Time
Modifications for using with Azure SQL Database
YouTube Link https://youtu.be/RBTHWpPHBlo
Why Physical Database Design Matters
Feb 9, 2107, 1 PM CDT
By Kimberly L. Tripp
KIMBERLY L. TRIPP
Kimberly’s an author, consultant, and top-rated speaker having spoken at PASS, TechEd, SQLintersection, and numerous other events around the world; she’s also been a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for over 10 years. She has over 25 years of experience designing and tuning SQL Server solutions with a focus on optimizing procedural code, indexing strategies, statistics, and partitioning. When she's not tuning SQL servers, she's diving and photographing all sorts of underwater critters such as frogfish with her husband, Paul S. Randal.
Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/kimberly-l-tripp/
SQL Server MVP since 2002
Youtube Link https://youtu.be/H-jPsp2QlT0
SQL Server 2016 R Intergration
Jan 18, 2107, 1 PM CDT
About Bryan Cafferky...
Bryan is a 2016 MVP award winner and author of Pro PowerShell for Database Developers by Apress. He is an independent Business Intelligence/Data Science consultant with decades of experience in information technology focused on the Microsoft stack. Bryan has spoken on a number of subjects at various PASS chapters, Code Camps, and SQL Saturdays. He has worked in banking, insurance, Internet/Ecommerce, utilities, and health care. Bryan holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Bryant University and a Masters in Business Administration from Bentley University.
Diving Deeper into Database Hardware
by Glenn Berry
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1 PM CDT
Glenn is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.
Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/glenn-berry/
Microsoft MVP since 2007
Youtube Link https://youtu.be/1wFTcMftxJM