Neil Hambly

Neil Hambly is an MVP (Data Platform), MCT, SQL Server & Power Platform consultant, CEO & founder @ Beacon Intelligence, Microsoft Partner Gold Data & Analytics Partner Neil has 20+ years in a variety of SQL Server roles Presented at 350+ events, at numerous user-group and PASS events, PASS Summits & SQL Saturdays & many UK events (SQLBits, SQLRelay), Previous Leader of Data Platform London, SQL Cruise Technical Lead who likes Guinness, Loves whisky and dancing.

Neil Hambly's Sessions

PowerBI-Model DesignsSQLBits 2018

Building effective PowerBI reports and dashboards requires a well-designed data model with the right relationships and measures, this session tackles those challenges your encounter during the design phase and where to get training required for this.

Load Testing With SQL Server ToolsSQLBits 2015

Understanding how SQL Server performs under various Load scenarios, requires controlled testing of a SQL Server instance whilst capturing key metrics using tools like Distributed Replay Controller can make this challenging task easier

Effective Index Partitioning, Compression StrategySQLBits 2014

We all know that ‘Indexing’ is KING when it comes to achieving high levels of performance in SQL Server. When Indexing also combines 2 of the Enterprise features: Partitioning & Compression

SQL Server 2012 Memory ManagementSQLBits 2013

SQL Server 2012 brings a wide range of changes, including a key change in how SQL Server memory is managed. Earlier releases of SQL Server have two memory managers, which have now been merged into one, discover all these important changes

Why are we Waiting..SQLBits 2011

Not to be confused with the Rugby / Football ditties, but actually an in-depth look @ "Waits" Side of the well-known "Waits & Queues" methodology With focus in this session on interpreting the information in the (DMV) sys.dm_os_wait_stats

Why are we Waiting.. Part 2SQLBits 2011

This session was first given @ SQLBits 8, with the upcoming Denali release we can not only revisit this topic once more, but add to it further showing techniques and enhancements to the "Waits" analysis now possible with the latest SQL release

DAC (Data Tier Applications) - Build and deploy your first DacpacSQLBits 2010

DAC(Data Tier Applications) a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2, learn how this new feature can fit into your database deployment lifecycle strategies, monitor the health & performance of your DAC applications using Utility Explorer