Spring SQLintersection Conference in Orlando

This year the Spring 2014 SQLintersection Conference will be in Orlando, FL at the JW Marriott Grand Lakes from April 12th to April 17, (including the pre-con and post-con workshops). There will be an informal “Ask the Experts” area with many of the speakers, including two Microsoft Premier Field Engineers, – David Pless and Tim […]

Escape the Winter and Learn About SQL Server Hardware in Tampa

On February 6-7, 2014, I will be teaching IEHW: Immersion Event on SQL Server Hardware in Tampa, FL. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to properly select and configure your server hardware and storage subsystem to get the best performance and scalability for the lowest SQL Server licensing costs. It is […]

PASS Summit 2013 Summary

The PASS Summit 2013 was held in Charlotte, North Carolina, which is a big change from the usual location in Seattle. This new location may have been more successful in attracting what seemed to be an unusually high number of first-time attendees, which I think is a good thing. I heard fewer complaints during the […]

Upcoming Speaking Events

On July 25, I will be presenting for the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter at 12PM Mountain Time. I will be giving my Hardware 201 presentation. Here is the abstract: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best […]

Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware

I had the opportunity to present Hardware 201 in Boulder on June 18 and then do it again in Denver on June 20. It was fun presenting to both user’s groups nearly back to back. Here is the abstract: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is […]

Speaking at Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on June 18

I will be speaking at the Boulder SQL Server User’s Group on June 18, 2013. I will be presenting an updated version of  Hardware 201. Here is the abstract: Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best […]

Speaking at PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte

I found out last week that I will be presenting two sessions at the PASS Summit 2013 in Charlotte, NC. The first one will be a full-day pre-conference session on Scaling SQL Server 2012. This will be an updated and reorganized version of the preconference session that I have given this year in Lisbon Portugal, […]

SQLSaturday #201 Slide Decks

I had the chance to give two presentations at SQLSaturday #201 in Huntington Beach, CA on April 20, 2013. The first one was Dr. DMV and the second one was Hardware 201: Selecting Database Hardware. Just in case you have any problem getting the decks from the SQLSaturday web site, I have links to the […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday #201 in Orange County on April 19-20

I will be speaking on both Friday and Saturday (April 19-20) at SQLSaturday #201 in Orange County, California. I will be delivering a full day pre-con on Friday, and then doing both Hardware 201 and Dr. DMV on Saturday. Here is the abstract for my pre-con: Scaling SQL Server 2012 How can you scale SQL […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday #197 in Omaha on April 5-6

I will be speaking on both Friday and Saturday (April 5-6) at SQLSaturday #197 in Omaha, Nebraska. I will be delivering a full day pre-con on Friday, and then doing Hardware 201 on Saturday. Here is the abstract for my pre-con: Scaling SQL Server 2012 How can you scale SQL Server 2012? Scaling up is […]

Speaking at the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days on February 12, 2013

In a change of pace, I will be speaking at an Oracle event in February. It is the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group Training Days that goes on from February 11-13, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. This is a pretty large event, with a large list of presentations.  I will be doing a hardware presentation, which […]

Migrating to SQL Server 2012

On October 16, 2012, I had the opportunity to speak at the second meeting of the Northern Colorado Database Professionals (NOCODP) on September 17, in Loveland, CO. I presented a preview version of my PASS Summit 2012 session about how to migrate to SQL Server 2012. The abstract is below: Migrating to SQL Server 2012 […]

Speaking at SQLSaturday #145 in Nashville, TN on October 13

I will be travelling to Nashville, TN to speak at SQLSaturday #145 on October 13, 2012. I will be presenting Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware. Here is the abstract: Making the right hardware selection decisions is extremely important for database scalability. Having properly sized and configured hardware can both increase application performance and […]

Save Money on SQL Server 2012 Licensing Costs

I recently had a chance to record a 33 minute podcast interview on RunAs Radio #281 with Richard Campbell, where I talked about the licensing changes in SQL Server 2012 and how to select your new hardware to minimize your SQL Server 2012 licensing costs. I also talked about Intel versus AMD processors, and talked […]