Richard Douglas is a Systems Consultant and SQL Server Evangelist for Dell Software where he specialises in providing SQL Server solutions and system health checks to organisations across the EMEA region. Richard is the founder and organiser of the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group and has spoken at several PASS events including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally's and SQL Saturdays. Richard also regularly presents webinars for Dell Software and PASS Virtual Chapters on various SQL Server related topics and was a technical reviewer on two SQL Server 2012 books.
Richard can be contacted via Twitter @SQLRich or on his blog http://SQL.RichardDouglas.co.uk
Richard Douglas has submitted 3 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
In this session you will learn all about SQL Server’s wait statistics, these are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you find bottlenecks faster.
You love technology and have a passion to get things done, so when a new release of SQL Server comes out you’re ecstatic! Unfortunately your employer’s budget can’t stretch to Enterprise Edition. What features are available to you?
Does your application suffer from performance problems even though you followed best practices on schema design? Have you looked at your transaction log?
Ensuring top performance is never easy. To maintain performance you need to make sure you’re monitoring the right things. How do you know if the figures you’re seeing are good or bad? Baseline comparisons can help.