4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

What are customers doing with SQL 2012 in the real world?

We will look into real life solutions that have been implemented within the past year. We will look at why SQL Server 2012 was the database platform of choice and what features were used to build a tier 1 solution. The session will illustrate what the common barriers are to implementing SQL Server 2012 and how you can overcome these. 
We will also look at what the business impact might be with SQL Server 2012 and how SQL Server 2012 helps the business achieve its objectives.
Presented by Dan Stillwell at SQLBits XI
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  • SpeakerBIO

    I am a SQL Server architect and consultant with experience working with some of the largest and most innovative SQL deployments in the world, specializing in deep internal knowledge of SQL Server, core fundamentals of infrastructure, business high availability, disaster recovery, performance tuning & optimisation, best practice, supportability, VLDB, SSRS, SSIS, BI, development, virtualisation, modernization and consolidation.

    I have worked with SQL Server versions 6.5, 7, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2008R2, 2012, 2014, Azure

    I spent most of my career working for Microsoft with their key premier customers supplying support and consultancy. These customers were across many sectors; however my specialty was within the financial services sector. I was also a Microsoft certified Workshop Plus trainer where I conducted deep level 300- 400 knowledge transfer sessions.

    Most of my work now involves modernization and consolidation projects with a focus on ROI, TCO and the value that SQL Server can bring to not just an IT department but to the business as a whole

    I was a key part of a team that planned and delivered a solution that was awarded with 2012 Worldwide Data Platform Partner of the Year – Finalist, & 2012 UK Partner of the Year – Finalist.

    I architected and built a SQL Server 2012 (AlwaysOn) private cloud/ consolidation solution that was awarded with the ‘2013 Worldwide Data Platform Partner of the Year- Finalist’.

    I still work very closely with Microsoft as one of their key Gold Data Platform Partners where we were chosen to launch SQL Server 2012.

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