SQL Immersion Event in Bellevue, WA in August!

It's official! We're doing another 5-day SQL Immersion Event (our ever-popular SQL Server master-class) this year in the US!

We decided to put on a class near Seattle this time as Washington is *fabulous* in August!

The class will follow our regular 5-day format with our best content covering:

  • On-disk structures: how the data is stored
  • Index internals: how the data is organized
  • Logging and recovery: how the data is protected
  • Choosing the RIGHT Data Type
  • Table & Index Partitioning Strategies
  • Data Access
  • Indexing Strategies
  • Data and log file provisioning and management
  • Tempdb
  • Index and statistics maintenance
  • Using backup and restore (plus internals)
  • Consistency checking and disaster recovery

The event will be held in the Marriott Courtyard Bellevue Downtown and will be fully catered – there's a special room rate of $159/night and even a hotel room discount for the first 10 people to sign up with the hotel.

The full cost is US$3100 with an early-bird special of US$2500 for registrations before midnight PST June 18th.

Check out the Immersion Event page for full details, registration, and feedback from attendees of our event in Boston earlier this year (or jump straight to registration).

We hope to see you there!

On vacation…

It's been a while since we had a vacation (and more than a year since we last went diving!!) so tomorrow we're off for a couple of weeks R&R (mostly on a live-aboard dive boat) before a run of events in Europe.

During that time, we'll be completely offline – no blogging, no email, no Twitter – so don't expect email replies or any new posts until June 3rd.

When we return I've got some really interesting perf results to post from messing around with multiple data files, and of course the results from the transaction log configuration survey, based on results from almost 17 thousand databases!

See you soon!

Special one day SQL MasterClass in London June 17th




The top things YOU need to know about managing SQL Server – in one place, on one day – presented by two of the best SQL Server industry trainers!

This one-day MasterClass (June 17th, 2010) will focus on many of the top issues companies face when implementing and maintaining a SQL Server-based solution. In the case where a company has no dedicated DBA, IT managers sometimes struggle to keep the data tier performing well and the data available. This can be especially troublesome when the development team is unfamiliar with the affect application design choices have on database performance.
The Microsoft SQL Server MasterClass 2010 is presented by Paul S. Randal and Kimberly L. Tripp, two of the most experienced and respected people in the SQL Server world. Together they have over 30 years combined experience working with SQL Server in the field, and on the SQL Server product team itself. This is a unique opportunity to hear them present at a UK event which will:

  • Debunk many of the ingrained misconceptions around SQL Server's behaviour  
  • Show you disaster recovery techniques critical to preserving your company's life-blood – the data  
  • Explain how a common application design pattern can wreak havoc in the database
  • Walk through the top-10 points to follow around operations and maintenance for a well-performing and available data tier!

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Register before 31st May and SAVE £50

Places for this must-attend event are limited: Book now for just £199 +VAT

Full delegate price is £249 +VAT

Registration and more details: click here.


(And if you want even more in-depth training, don't forget the 3 classes scheduled in Dublin at the end of June and start of July. See here for details!)