Analyzing I/O Performance from SQLSaturday #300

I had the opportunity to present Analyzing I/O Performance at SQLSaturday #300 in Kansas City, MO on September 13, 2014. I think the session went well, judging by the amount and type of questions that I got during and after the presentation, along with the written feedback forms that I read afterwards. The overall event […]

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 SQLSaturday #188 in Lisbon, Portugal

I have the opportunity to present a full-day preconference session on Friday, March 15, 2013, and then present two regular sessions on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at SQLSaturday #188 in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first time I have spoken at a SQLSaturday outside of the United States, and I am really looking forward to […]

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 […]