A guide to the things that you should be doing if you use the CLR, as well as those that you shouldn't. Find out what you need to be aware of, with a cause-and-effect approach.
The SQL Server provides much functionality that increases the scalability and flexibility of your solution by distributing data and jobs among low-priced commodity servers.
Many of us know what dimensions and fact tables are. But dimensional modelling is more than just dimensions and fact tables. This session is about advanced dimensional modelling topics, which are useful for anybody involved in the design of a DW.
This dense hour of presentation will cover design techniques to leverage cube features that also consider possible maintenance of the database structure over time.
This session will show how to use DMVs (data management views) to query the OLAP cube structure, and then use SSRS to create a set of interactive reports including the BUS matrix, and using spatial data to generate automated star schemas.
In this session, I will demonstrate, step-by-step, the entire process of restoring all of the system and user databases from a damaged instance to a new instance.
A look at the new SSIS features in SQL Server code-named Denali
In this session Noemi Moreno, BI Developer and Tom Austin, SQL Tools representative, will show you how to use SQL Developer tools to simplify and enhance your Business Intelligence application.
Introduce the features of BISM (BI Semantic Model), the new engine that will be available in Analysis Services "Denali".
This session will present the tools and techniques used to create OLAP cubes and supporting data marts on-the-fly from a mere set of data files and configuration metadata.
This session will be an in-depth look at what the MDS business rules are and how they work, including a series of demos and guidance on how the rules are built. SharePoint Workflow will also be covered, as MDS can initiate a SharePoint workflow.
Attunity's Ian Archibald will discuss how CDC solutions can solve problems in BI and ETL/DW projects, co-hosted with two of the industry’s highly-respected SQL Server gurus BI expert Jennifer Stirrup and ETL expert and SQL Server MVP Allan Mitchell
All developers and DBAs make mistakes when programming in SQL Server. Learn to avoid the most common mistakes.
This session will teach you how to successfully plan, implement and manage SQL Server consolidation and virtualization within your organization
Learn how to leverage the data model to create flexible behaviour in a cube without the overhead of calculated members
A new and fresh approach to datwarehousing that is agile, performant and easy to do. Data Vault is a new methodology that tries to overcome traditional problems that plagued traditional datawarehousing in the past.
Using technical demonstrations in Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, this presentation will focus on the practical implementation of data visualisation, along with cognitive science principles supporting data visualisations.
A look into the world of database testing, how to go about it, why do we really need it and how to work well with your peers and managers for greater project success.
We all know how much love DBA's have for Developers and visa versa. You can measure it in milligrams. This fun session discusses the issues we have with one another and presents some solutions to save knives in backs and blood stained carpets.
Fusion-io's Mat Young will look at how radical change is often achieved through distillation and simplicity of design in conjunction with passionate people and great software.
Executing SSIS Packages and handling the errors
This session will introduce the concept of scoped assignments in MDX and show how they can be used to solve various calculation problems.
This will show the replication options available in sql server and in which situations each type can be used. I will also show how to set it up and some diagnostic techniques for when it doesnt work
SQL Server spatial features have not yet made it into mainstream usage and many developers still ask "But *why* would I use them?". In this session, I hope to answer that question by replicating the functionality of Google Maps using only SQL Server.
In this session, I will talk about the lessons we have learned and the methodology we follow when diagnosing and resolving issues with real customer workloads running on 64 and 128 logical cores
PowerPivot can be a great troubleshooting / performance tuning tool for a dba besides just loading all the data in a database and start querying. I'll show the pro's and cons of PowerPivot while trying work with waitstats, profiler data etc.
Back (hopefully) by popular demand I'll be sharing the secrets to getting started with Powershell in a SQL Server Environment.
This session provides an overview of the new Data Warehousing capabilities in SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse Edition
In this session you'll learn how SQL Server chooses parallel operations, how to investigate what's going on when you see the CXPACKET wait type, and whether your parallel query is running as efficiently as it could be.
Mark Souza (General Manager in the SQL Server product team) will spend an hour of presentation and discussion of Microsoft's next generation database platform followed by a discussion on cloud technology.
A chance for speakers new and seasoned to take the stage for 5 minutes and effuse about something/anything in SQL Server they love.
An introduction to LINQ covering what it is, why people choose to use it, and how you can help your developers when troubleshooting and performance tuning as you previously did through stored procedures.
A look at the Microsoft Business Intelligence stack and how other products can enhance a SQL BI project.
Here I share a checklist I created from my experience and theory designed to make sure we’re ready to put our business critical SQL Servers on a virtualised platform and are prepared for the next time we get a database performance issue.
Brad McGehee, Red Gate's Director of DBA Education, will share his experience of monitoring SQLServerCentral's DB performance what he found, how he did it using SQL Monitor, and how they were fixed. Following that Brian Harris will demo SQL Monitor.
Planning a failover clustering implementation in a single data center is fairly straightforward, but what happens when you want to span data centers? Come and find out how to plan a multi-site failover cluster.
This session will be presented jointly by Justin Langford and Gavin Payne . The focus of the session is the approach to a cross-team Performance Troubleshooting engagement where multiple stakeholders were involved.
The talk will go back to SQL Server 7.0 when we have introduced “parallel query” in SQL Server for the first time. Lubor will share our initial “parallelism” challenges and how this feature has been developing through the subsequent releases
In this presentation it will be clarified when and why parameter sniffing is a problem in SQL Server stored procedures. Of course we will offer several solutions for this problem and discuss which solution is applicable in which scenario.
Cube tuning is a key part of any BI project and it gets more so as cubes get bigger. Here are a series of tuning procedures to follow for cubes large and small.
During this session we are going to analyze common business problems that require and advanced usage of DAX functions and data modeling with PowerPivot.
In this session Aaron Bertrand and Steve Wright of SQL Sentry, will illustrate how SQL Sentry provides unparalleled insight, awareness and control over the true source of performance issues in SQL Server.
This session is taken from lessons learned in the field on being able to scale data models to handle multi-terabytes of data. Come to this session and understand the difficulties before you encounter them.
Service Broker provides several new key features for building SOA applications directly with SQL Server 2008.
This session will compare and contrast the various SQL Server high availability options and discuss the things you need to do - both SQL Server and non-SQL Server - that you need to do to achieve availability.
SQL Virtualisation using the Microsoft Assessment Planning tool and the SQL Consolidation Toolkit
Bring your SQL Server Issues large and small.
Do you already wanted to know how SQL Server 2008 stores a database file physically on the hard drive? In this session you will learn the internal structure of a SQL Server 2008 database file.
Jon Reade examines the performance benefits of SSDs in a SQL Server environment.
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.
Join Quest Software to test your knowledge at our fun lunchtime quiz with SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline, where he’ll be exploring the myths and truths surrounding SQL Server. Come along to test how much you really know and for a chance to win prizes
Writing your first SSIS custom components can seem like a very steep learning curve. In this session i shall walk you through a simple skeletal one to start you on your way.
Building performant data flows takes more than just dragging a few boxes onto a design surface. In this session I'll demonstrate that SSIS perf tuning is less about fine-grained tweaks and more about designing packages correctly in the first place.
In this session I’ll show you how to maintain security and development rigour whilst allowing the developers to use ORM tools.
Event Stream Processing opens up a mass of opportunities for reacting to patterns in your data in realtime. This session shows you how.
This session will cover the "Dark Arts" of SQL Server namely performance tuning. Rather than a traditional look at query tuning it will focus on common misconceptions and a look a why sometimes you get query plans that do "odd" things
Dan Cardno, Idera's Senior Sales Engineer, will focus on the suite of SQL Performance solutions offered by Idera and how they can help anyone tasked with the responsibility of administering SQL server databases.
Ever tried deleting 100 million records. If you have you will know your transaction log will likely blow up, you will block access and it will generally be painful. In this session we will look techniques I use to help me these situation
SQL Injection attacks are one of the most common hacker tricks used on the web. Learn all about SQL Injection attacks in this perennially favorite session.
Ever wanted to know exactly what is happening underneath the covers in your queries. Let me show you.
With SQL Server you can integrate traditional tools such as SQL profiler and performance monitor to pinpoint problems. With SQL Server 2008, you can control environments using Policy based management and with the Resource Governor. Chris will explore
This session with SQL Server MVP Kevin will reveal the worst-ever stories he’s experienced in the World of IT, along with some of the most challenging technology issues and harrowing situations.
This presentation will cover all of the new engine and tools features coming our way in the next major version of SQL Server.
If you want to see DBAs fight - ask them what is better: using IDs or native keys?
This old debate has been troubling database designers since the days of Dr. Codd and Chris Date.
Are you ready to hear the "truth"?
Not to be confused with the Rugby / Football ditties, but actually an in-depth look @ "Waits" Side of the well-known "Waits & Queues" methodology
With focus in this session on interpreting the information in the (DMV) sys.dm_os_wait_stats