4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London


Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.
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Are your big queries using every available clock tick, or are they lagging behind? And if your queries are already going parallel, can they be rewritten for even greater speed? In this session you will learn how to take full advantage of parallelism.
Large, complex queries need memory in which to work--workspace memory--and understanding the how's, when's, and why's of this memory can help you create queries that run in seconds rather than minutes.

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In The Cloud: Enhancements to Azure SQL Database 18 Dec 2014
Last week Microsoft released a preview of the next version of Azure SQL Database, which is available now in a preview version. The feature set is nearly complete when compared to the standalone version of SQL Server 2014 and a clustered index on every table is no longer required. To help highlight ...

SQL Server 2014 Cumulative Update #5 is available! 17 Dec 2014
Microsoft has released Cumulative Update #5 for SQL Server 2014. KB Article: KB #3011055 56 fixes total (47 fixes listed publicly at time of publication). Build number is 12.0.2456 Relevant for @@VERSION 12.0.2000 through 12.0.2455...(read more)

Determining your session’s transaction isolation level 17 Dec 2014
A question came up from a developer yesterday. He could see how to set a transaction isolation level but didn’t know how to determine the current transaction isolation level. That detail is available in the sys.dm_exec_sessions DMV. Here’s an example:   And if you are running SQL Server ...

Rename table, columns, and measures in #ssas #tabular without breaking existing #dax 16 Dec 2014
A feature that many people require in SSAS Tabular is the ability to refactor existing names, doing a correspondent rename in all existing objects in the model. I agree that this is an important feature that should be added in the development environment, but this will help only the development ...

PASS SQL Saturday #356 Slovenia Recapitulation 15 Dec 2014
So the event is over. I think I can say for all three organizers, Mladen Prajdić, Matija Lah, and me, that we are tired now. However, we are extremely satisfied. It was a great event. First few numbers and comparison with SQL Saturday #274, the first SQL Saturday Slovenia event that took place last ...