John Martin is a Data Platform Engineer working in the financial sector as well as Director-at-Large for the PASS organisation and currently a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. Previously John has worked as a product manager for SentryOne and a Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft UK.

Having over a decade of experience working with SQL Server and the Microsoft Data Platform. Working as a DBA, Developer and Consultant for Microsoft, John has been lucky enough to see how best, and how not, to use SQL Server and the Data Platform effectively.
John Q Martin has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits 2020, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Join John as he introduces Terraform as a cloud agnostic management interface for taking a code first approach to cloud infrastrucutre deployments.
Automating infrastructure deployments alongside the application & database code deployments is driven by Infrastructure as Code. Together we will look at how to combine Terraform and Azure DevOps to automate deployments.
Making the jump from Individual Contributor to 'Manager' can be daunting, no more so than building a high performing team. In this session I will talk through my approach to interviewing and leading people.
SQL Server estate managment can be wrought with pitfalls for maintaing a properly configured environment. PowerShell DSC gives us the ability to automate all of this by leveraging Infrastructure as Code principles.

Sessions

Previous Sessions

We have all heard about In-memory OLTP and how fast it can go, but just how do you use it? In this session we will look at how to migrate a system to use this new capability.
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
Moving to the cloud means that we need to take a different approach when it comes to how we design and tune databases. Managed Instance included, get the storage configuration wrong and it will not perform. We'll look at the storage options and architecture for Managed Instance before demonstrating how to get tune the storage layer to get the performance we need
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