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Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.   He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience.  He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz™ and sp_AskBrent™, and he loves sharing knowledge at

Making your T-SQL fast isn't really all that different from building and driving race cars. Learn lessons from racing icons that you can apply right away in your databases.
Got a slow application or server, and not sure where to start? Brent will explain how to use the two most popular free tools and how to read their results.
These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the real, honest lowdown from a virtualization administrator, a SAN administrator, and a DBA? Wouldn’t it be even better if one person had done all three, and could give you the pros and cons of each point of view? That person is Brent Ozar, a Microsoft Certified Master who’s been there and done that.
PANIC IN THE DATACENTER! Your databases are approaching - or surpassed - the Terrible Terabyte mark. You're pouring money into the SAN, but your data isn't pouring back out as fast as you want. You're terrified to DBCCs or index maintenance because everything takes forever, and you don't have big maintenance windows.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.

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Is Azure Really 60% Faster? 23 Sep 2014
Microsoft just announced a new round of D-grade VMs that have 60% faster CPU and local SSD than can go up to 7,000 IOPS in a canned IOmeter test. Before jumping to conclusions or, even worse, picking a cloud provider, … Continue reading → All our scripts, checklists, posters, and ...

Introducing sp_BlitzRS® 22 Sep 2014
Tune in here to watch our webcast video for this week! To join our weekly webcast for live Q&A, make sure to watch the video by 12:00 PM EST on Tuesday, September 23! Not only do we answer your questions, we … Continue reading → All our scripts, checklists, posters, and e-books are ...

Getting Started with Oracle 18 Sep 2014
Let’s assume you want to get started with Oracle. Maybe your employer is switching to Oracle, maybe you just want a career change. Where do you go to get started? Getting the Database You can get a hold of the … Continue reading → All our scripts, checklists, posters, and e-books ...

Our #SQLPASS Schedule (And a Downloadable Calendar) 17 Sep 2014
Want to see our sessions in Seattle? Add all of our calendar events to our schedule: Download an ICS file for Outlook Subscribe to an XML feed Or if you’d rather add individual events: Kendra Little – World’s Worst Performance … Continue reading → All our scripts, ...

The Very First Concern with SQL Virtualization: Licensing 16 Sep 2014
Every single thing you do with a virtual SQL Server starts with one very important concern: how are you going to license it? The 3 Common Ways to License Virtual SQL Servers Developer Edition, by the guest – Developer Edition … Continue reading → All our scripts, checklists, ...