17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

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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 BrentOzar.com.
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Brent Ozar has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Clustering, log shipping, mirroring, AlwaysOn Availability Groups? DBAs have so many confusing choices. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will cut through all the confusion and give you simple worksheets to get answers.
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.

Previous Sessions

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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What the Execution Plan Doesn’t Tell You [Video] 19 Apr 2014
The execution plan is a gold mine of information about how your query performed. You can tell the steps that were taken, the number of rows that were processed, and even get index or statistics hint. But what isn’t the … Continue reading → 9 free upcoming webcasts. Check these boxes and ...

Advice to an IT newcomer 17 Apr 2014
We recently got the following question for Kendra and Jes in the Brent Ozar Unlimited® mailbox: Six months ago I stumbled into the IT world. Do you have any advice for someone (a woman) starting off in the IT industry, … Continue reading → 9 free upcoming webcasts. Check these boxes and ...

Going, Going, Gone: Chicago Performance Class Selling Out 16 Apr 2014
Your application wants to go fast, so I guess that means our tickets go fast. For our upcoming Chicago training classes in May, the 3-day SQL Server Performance Troubleshooting class is just about sold out. (There’s still about 15 seats … Continue reading → 9 free upcoming ...

SQL Server 2014 Buffer Pool Extensions 15 Apr 2014
SQL Server 2014 contains some interesting new features. Although SQL Server Standard Edition is limited to 128GB of memory, teams deploying on Standard Edition have an option to fit more of their working set in low latency storage – SQL … Continue reading → 9 free upcoming ...

Collecting Detailed Performance Measurements with Extended Events 10 Apr 2014
Analyzing a workload can be difficult. There are a number of tools on the market (both free and commercial). These tools universally reduce workload analysis to totals and averages – details and outliers are smeared together. I’m against using just … Continue reading → 9 free ...