4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

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Hugo Kornelis

Hugo is co-founder and R&D lead of perFact BV, a Dutch company that strives to improve analysis methods and to develop computer-aided tools that will generate completely functional applications from the analysis deliverable. The chosen platform for this development is SQL Server. In his spare time, Hugo likes to share and enhance his knowledge of SQL Server by frequenting newsgroups and forums, reading and writing books and blogs, and attending and speaking at conferences. For his contributions to the SQL Server community, Microsoft has given him the MVP award in 2006, and every year since.
http://sqlblog.com/blogs/hugo_kornelis/default.aspx
Hugo Kornelis has submitted 5 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

T-SQL user-defined functions may appear to be a good tool for code encapsulation and reuse, but they can have a dramatic impact on performance. In this session, you'll see why they slow down your queries, and how you can avoid this performance hit.
Contrary to popular belief, Third Normal Form is NOT good enough, and higher Normal Forms are NOT hard. This session gives a clear and easy to understand overview of higher Normal Forms. No serious database developer can afford to miss this session.
Have you ever looked at estimated rowcounts in an execution plan in utter amazement, wondering where on earth that estimate was coming from? If so, this is the right session for you. Attend this session and learn exactly how those estimates work.
In this demo-rich session, you will see how the full syntax of MERGE enables more than just synchronizing data. You'll get an overview of all the available options, plus a few surprising pitfalls you may not be aware of.
Indexes are the best instrument for query optimization. But what kind of indexes and on what columns? The key to answering those questions is understanding how indexes are stored and used by SQL Server. And that is exactly what this session is about.

Previous Sessions

This session will present you with a fascinating behind-the-scenes deep-dive view of the new column store index feature. How do column store indexes work? How are they built? And how can they yield such enormous performance boosts to some workloads?
In this demo-rich session, Hugo Kornelis shows how the full syntax of MERGE enables more than just synchronizing data. You'll get an overview of all the available options, plus a few surprising pitfalls you may not be aware of.