17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 wanted to know exactly what is happening underneath the covers in your queries. Let me show you.
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
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