Richard Douglas is the Principal Solutions Engineer for SentryOne where he specialises in providing Microsoft Data Platform monitoring solutions and system health checks to organisations across the globe. Richard was the founder of the Maidenhead SQL Server User Group and has spoken at several PASS events including the PASS Summit, SQL Rally's and SQL Saturdays. Previously Richard had also regularly presented webinars for Quest/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 14 sessions for SQLBits 2019, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

Learning SQL is easy, mastering it is hard. In this session you’ll learn simple but effective tricks to design your database objects better and write more optimized code.
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
In this session, you'll learn a number of successful techniques to find that all important win-win scenario and take your personal and professional life to the next level.
In this session adapted for the IT professional you will have your own paradigm shift, and start a new journey with a new outlook that you will continue on for the rest of your career.
In this session, you will learn how SQL Server uses memory and various caches, how to gauge memory pressure, and how to address the significant problems it can cause.
In this session we will peek behind the covers using new DMOs and trace flags to look at some of the improvements made. You will be provided with the knowledge and tools you need to ensure TempDB does not become a toxic public waste ground.
Today's workforce is now global, so what is keeping you working in a stuffy office? Join the telecommuting revolution. In this session Richard will provide advice and tips from 7 years of working outside an established office.
Learning SQL is easy, mastering it is hard. In this session you’ll learn simple but effective tricks to design your database objects better and write more optimized code.
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
In this session, you'll learn a number of successful techniques to find that all important win-win scenario and take your personal and professional life to the next level.
In this session adapted for the IT professional you will have your own paradigm shift, and start a new journey with a new outlook that you will continue on for the rest of your career.
In this session, you will learn how SQL Server uses memory and various caches, how to gauge memory pressure, and how to address the significant problems it can cause.
In this session we will peek behind the covers using new DMOs and trace flags to look at some of the improvements made. You will be provided with the knowledge and tools you need to ensure TempDB does not become a toxic public waste ground.
Today's workforce is now global, so what is keeping you working in a stuffy office? Join the telecommuting revolution. In this session Richard will provide advice and tips from 7 years of working outside an established office.

Sessions

Previous Sessions

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.
In this session, you'll gain invaluable guidance for optimizing your backup strategies. Using trace flags the session will cover how SQL Server manages its own backup options and how you can tune them to meet your SLAs.
In this session you'll learn all about SQL Server wait statistics. These are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you as a SQL Server professional can make better informed decisions.
In this demo-packed session, you’ll learn practical tips and tricks for SQL code tuning. Using both free and paid tools from SQL Sentry, you’ll learn tips and tricks you can immediately apply to your SQL code, not to mention the free tools!
In this session you will learn to appreciate how the transaction log works and how you can improve the performance of your applications by making the right architectural choices.
We'll look at events that you should be monitoring, how you can use various services & IoT enabled devices to alert you in ways that were never possible. You'll leave with a new outlook of how teams can be notified to fix problems faster than ever.
Learn how to investigate the mysterious case of SQL Server performance problems in TempDB.
In this session you'll learn all about SQL Server wait statistics. These are statistics the database engine stores about the resources it is waiting on. Armed with this information you as a SQL Server professional can make better informed decisions.