This session will take a look at better Unicode support, query processing improvements for row store tables, secure enclaves, and other neat things you'll find useful as a modern database administrator or developer.
This session looks at creating a SQL test lab on your workstation. We start by selecting a hypervisor, look at building a virtual machine and then creating a domain controller, a Windows failover cluster and a couple of SQL Servers.
The dbatools module now has over 400 commands you can work with. How do you know where to start and which ones you can use in your day-to-day work?
In this hour long session we will attempt to include lots of advice and guidance on how to develop code that will easily get approved by your DBA prior to release to production.
Indexing presents daunting challenges for even the most seasoned professionals, it offers countless options to choose from. With a little help you’ll see how to simplify indexing in your environment & improve the overall performance of your apps
Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. SQL Server 2017 / 2019 has introduced many new features.
This demo-oriented session will show many examples where database professionals were dumbfounded by their own mistakes, and could even bring back memories of your own early DBA days.
Slack, Bots, ChatOps? Is any of this useful to a DBA? Yes, come and let me show you how!
The word Kerberos can strike fear into a SQL DBA as well as many Windows Server Administrators. This talk looks at the principle of Kerberos, how it applies to SQL Server and what we need to do ensure it works
Learn how you can validate your SQL Server estate with ease using dbachecks
A tour of Cassandra, a popular NoSQL DBMS
Introduction on how to use the Powershell library Lability to create complex SQL Server based test labs.
If you are a DBA and want to get started with Data Science, then this session is for you. This demo-packed session will show you an end-to-end Data Science project covering the core technologies in Microsoft Data + AI stack.
DEVOPS - a buzzword in IT and how beneficial it is to include within your DBA activities
For anyone frustrated by column-hoarding users and developers
Every new release of SQL Server brings a whole load of new features that an administrator can add to their arsenal of efficiency. In this session we will discuss newly introduced SQL Server 2016 / 2017 features for performance.
In this session you will learn how you can perform your DBA morning checklist with Policy Based Management to evaluate your servers and how I configured my setup.
In this demo-only session, you will learn how Premier Field Engineers at Microsoft troubleshoot performance problems and what tool and scripts they use. We will take a look at tools and scripts like SQLDiag, SQLNexus, PAL, and BPCheck.
Maintaining very large databases (VLDBs) can involve a lot more creativity and bending of the rules than their smaller brethren. Attend this session to learn tips and tricks amassed from years of managing them.
It just works – performance and scale in SQL Server 2016 database engine and what is being added to in-market versions.
The storage industry is at one of the greatest inflection points in its history. Learn the basics of flash storage and how conventional wisdom needs to change and how best to leverage what is fast becoming the main stream storage technology.
We will take a look into my favourite Powershell scripts
Learn how to configure SQL Server 2016 for running R. The individual components and executables installed with R on SQL Server will be explored to understand the internal interactions and processes involved.
This session will cover common DBA troubleshooting scenarios on SQL Server on Linux. In this demo rich session, we will cover various every-day from troubleshooting startup and configuration to performance and bottleneck analysis.
Microsoft ships a multitude of tools to help detect, diagnose and resolve problems inside of SQL Server. But which is best to use and when? This session teaches attendees how to tackle the troubleshooting process to achieve repeated, optimal results.
In this session we will take a deep dive into one of the, in my opinion, most exciting new feature in SQL Server 2016, the Query Store. Learn all about the inner workings of the query store and how it can help you analyse query performance!
System-versioned temporal tables provide information about data at any point in time rather than just the current moment, and are a must have feature for any DBA. Collect vast amounts of operational data using OSS based on PowerShell technology and Azure. Add PowerBI to the mix and get mind blowing insights, the future will never be the same.
Maximise resolution time with some joined up thinking between developers and DBAs. We'll show how to identify poorly performing SQL, how to navigate and analyse its plan and how to increase performance, and cover some free tools to help connect you resolve issues faster.
In this session we will cover the core database engine improvements that make SQL Server 2016 run faster than previous releases. We will also cover some new performance related features and how Windows Server 2016 will improve SQL Server performance.
SQL Sever 2016 is just around the corner and with it come some great new features and enhancements to existing capabilities, in this session we will look at some of these and understand how they might make us change the way that we look at designing
Windows failover clustering is the foundation for clustered instances and availability groups. A successful DBA needs to understand the underlying Windows portion of clustering. This session will show what you need to know
2AM. We sleeping well. And our mobile ringing and ringing. Message: DISASTER! In this session (on slides) we are NOT talk about potential disaster (such BCM); we talk about: What happened NOW?
Microsoft ships a multitude of tools to help detect, diagnose and resolve problems inside of SQL Server. But which is best to use and when? This session teaches attendees how to tackle the troubleshooting process to achieve repeated, optimal results.
Understanding how SQL Server performance tuning works is not just a job for DBA's. It is important for BI professionals to understand as well
This session will demonstrate query performance issues a dba is confronted with every day. The demos will handle these scenarios and it's solution
You're a DBA who's struggled with Perfmon metrics and Profiler. You're facing a sea of confusing numbers, and you don't know where to focus first. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will give you a friendly introduction to wait statistics.
Big Data is here to stay, no doubt about that. And Hadoop is THE framework for Big Data. But what is Hadoop? Is it a friend or foe for SQL Server DBA? Let’s explore what Hadoop is and how to make it work together with SQL Server.
SQL Server needs its locking mechanism to provide the isolation aspect of transactions. As a side-affect your workload can run into deadlock situations - headache for you as a DBA is guaranteed!
DBAs are always asked to perform tasks against dozens of objects and the requests never come in the format we need them. Learn how to make regular expressions parse through the requests for you to get your day back and become a star in your office.
Most ORM's tend to be very chatty and generate complex queries. In this session we will look at optimizing database access in ORM's. Using Nhibernate, LINQ &Entity Framework in the demos, we will examine how your ORM talks to the database and why.
With over 15 years of experience as a semi-remote Lead DBA for a medical system, running a consultancy firm, producing SQL Cruise events and balancing a personal life Tim Ford has a pocketful of tips to share in making "remote" work for you.
This session will look at SQL Database Elastic Scale through the important lens of the DBA, focusing on the critical aspects of database performance, maintenance, and management without adding unnecessary complexity.
In this session we'll look at the things you should and shouldn't be doing now, to protect yourself and your data against the risk of corruption and thing you should and shouldn't do should the database ever become corrupt.
Hadoop (Big Data) vs SQL Server. A view from a SQL Server DBA / Developer
In this session, you will learn what SSIS is, what components it consists of, and how to use the SSIS catalog to track the execution of packages and how to troubleshoot packages.
This session will help DBAs to understand what changes they need to make in their performance and monitoring practices for virtualized database servers.
Are you a frustrated DBA? Ready to snap? Before you do, come see Revenge: The SQL! and learn a kinder, gentler form of vengeance.
More and more senior roles require familiarity with SAN technologies - tricky for us, 'just' the DBA. This '90% practical' session will explore Hue's 2× different SAN in a box'es. Come and gain this much-needed exposure to Enterprise technologies.
What is In-Memory OLTP? How is it architected? Where can I use in-memory technology in my solutions? Learn this and more from the Microsoft team
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.
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