A little bit of knowledge about how SQL Server works can go a long way towards making large data engineering queries run faster.
Back to the Future is the greatest time travel movie ever. I'll show you how temporal tables work, in both SQL Server and Azure SQL Database, without needing a DeLorean.
DirectQuery best practices in Analysis Services and Power BI
In this session, we will investigate how SQL Server implements transactional durability in order to understand how Delayed Durability bends the rules to remove transactional bottlenecks and achieve improved throughput.
In this session we will look at all the important topics that are needed to get your Power BI modelling skills to the next level. We will cover the in memory engine, relationships, DAX filter context, DAX vs M and DirectQuery.
Not every workload can benefit from In-Memory tables. Memory Optimized Tables are not a magic bullet that will improve performance for all kinds of transactional workloads. This session gives you the details you need.
In this demo-intensive session you will discover how to capture a meaningful workload in production and how to replay it against your test system.
SQL Server normally relies on concurrency models in order to maintain the Isolation in ACID. As systems scale, this method can go from being a benefit to a hindrance, limiting the concurrency for our applications and hurting performance.
It just works – performance and scale in SQL Server 2016 database engine and what is being added to in-market versions.
SQL Server 2016 is a class leading Tier One product but how do you get customers to upgrade and migrate? How can you address the "so what" SQL does everything I need to do now?