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Learn how the Analysis Services cache works, and how you can pre-load it with data to ensure optimal query performance.
So you heard about the new spatial functionality in SQL Server 2008, rushed back to your database and added geography and geometry columns to all your tables, eager to create the next Google Earth-beating application. You then click the Execute button and wait. And wait. And wait some more. (You get the idea). Spatial data is a rather unique beast, and designing efficient spatial queries requires specific techniques when compared to other, more traditional types of data. In this session, we look at how the SQL Server database engine satisfies spatial queries, the theory behind spatial indexes, demonstrate the effects of altering the bounding box, use the spatial system DMVs and stored procedures to your spatial database
Explore the Fast Track Data Warehouse appliances from HP & Microsoft with case studies, implementation thoughts, and roadmap.
In this session we will take a deeper look at how SQL Server uses I/O and how you can design the I/O system to meet the requirements of your applications.
In this presentation, I will introduce the Madison architecture and provide a roadmap with major milestones for this product
In this session we will analyze and resolve a real world SQL Server Performance issue. We will first identify a customer’s query performance issue and understand the reason for the non optimal performance of their application. After understanding the limitations it will of course be natural to invent and perform non TCO increasing magic to make SQL Server really fly. We will also provide few words of caution for those who might abuse the newly acquired magical powers. This deep dive, no fancy power point show is equally designed for developers and administrators. If you are one of those who would rather perform the magic on your own laptop than just observe it being demonstrated, send me an email so I can send you the demo scripts to prepare yourself for the adventure.
Henk van der Valk from the Unisys performance lab will be my special guest for this session. He has a test system that we all would like to have at home. The ES7000 has 96 Cores and half a Terabyte of RAM yes RAM (!). We will look at various ways to push SQL Server workloads by methodically detecting and resolving bottlenecks.Together we will show you how you can apply this approach on mid-sized and even smaller systems. (We’ll even try some of them on a laptop, and of course we will remote connect into the big machine ) In this session you will: Learn how to measure what the next bottle-neck is,using perfmon and waitstats. Hear about optimization tips that will get the most out of your hardware to speed up your processsing.
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.
This session provides details on approaching a SQL Server virtualisation project.
This session looks at some of the common scenarios when query plans can go wrong leading to your performnce suddenly hitting the wall. We will talk through what happens, why it happens and ways in which you can avoid it happening.
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