Mark Broadbent

Speaker Abstract: Mark Broadbent is a SQL Server MCM and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with more than 17 years of experience working with SQL Server and owner of SQLCloud, a consultancy specialising in concurrency control and highly available solutions. He is the founder of the UK's SQLSaturday Cambridge (its first and largest), SharePoint Saturday Cambridge and East Anglia SQL Server User Group -an official PASS Chapter. Mark also runs the Hybrid Virtual Chapter and is a founding member of SQL Nexus -an international SQL Server focused event.

Mark has presented at over 50 events around the world and is a strong supporter of the Global IT Community.

Generalize your skills so you can specialize on SQL Server.
Are you uncomfortable with the idea of SQL Server Clustering? Do you currently use it and are scared to go near your Clustered Instances and their physical hosts? Stop worrying and learn the "Dark Art" of SQL Server Cluster administration.
In this session we will investigate SQL Server concurrency and reveal some very surprising and thought provoking behaviors.
In this session we shall demonstrate configuration, installation and administration of SQL Server 2012 on Server 2008R2 Core. We shall discuss Command line and PowerShell configuration, Installation of SQL, Remote Administration and Clustering.
Upgrading SQL Server is one of the most challenging and risky operations that you will perform as a DBA. Make the wrong move, and you could be heading for the exit. In this diverse session, we'll take an in-depth look at moving to SQL Server 2012.
Has your SQL Server or Databases been taken over by a malevolent force? Worry not, for we shall open the pages of The Necronomicon, SQL Server Book of the Dead, and through its Ancient scripture and verse resurrect them back to life.
Welcome to the strange and mysterious world of SQL Server Failover Clustering and enter Ye Olde Cluster Curiosity Shoppe where we will reveal a miscellany of top tips, tricks and advice gained from nearly two decades of installing and troubleshooting
Enter the world of SQL Server concurrency to experience the age old problem of Locking, Blocking and Deadlocking. Let's investigate pessimistic isolation and whether optimistic concurrency could be the answer to all our problems or the last resort.

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7 days of PASS – Day 2 24 Oct 2016
After arriving the day before, the threat of jetlag was always going to be there, but I thankfully managed to sleep until 4am and snoozed for a further hour. I started the day looking forward to the return of Mourinho … Continue reading →

7 days of PASS – Day 1 23 Oct 2016
Having had the luxury of booking a slightly later flight than normal (9.45am to Seattle), I took the liberty of an overnight stay closer to the airport, but unfortunately for me I had decided upon a Curry for tea the … Continue reading →

Configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 for YUM without a Redhat Subscription 11 Oct 2016
It has been a very long time since I have installed a Redhat Enterprise Linux distribution having tended to prefer Ubuntu based distributions (such as Linux Mint) or CentOS if I really wanted a Redhat derivative (although for Oracle Database … Continue reading →

The Transaction Log, Delayed Durability, and considerations for its use with In-Memory OLTP – Part I 04 Oct 2016
In this mini-series of posts, we will discuss how the mechanics of SQL Server’s transaction logging work to provide transactional durability. We will look at how Delayed Durability changes the logging landscape and then we will specifically see how In-Memory … Continue reading →

Big up to Karla! 12 Jul 2016
Well the day I’ve been dreading for the last few weeks has finally arrived, and it is with great sadness and joy to read Karla’s announcement that she will be leaving her current role in the PASS family. Sadness because … Continue reading →