Richard Douglas worked with SQL Server for over 20 years including stints at Quest, Dell, and SentryOne. He now works for Couchbase helping Enterprise customers modernise their applications with NoSQL. Twitter as @SQLRich + @NoSQLSherpa
Richard Douglas's Training Days
SentryOne Real World Performance BootcampSQLBits 2019
A full-day of troubleshooting and performance tuning for SQL Server using both built-in tools from Microsoft and vendor tools from SentryOne. Follow along with us as we walk you through finding and fixing issues with memory, I/O, CPU, and much more!
SentryOne Performance Bootcamp 2017SQLBits 2017
Join the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the SQL Server vendor community for a day of in-depth performance tuning education.
Richard Douglas's Sessions
Improving SQL Server Performance with IndexingSQLBits 2019
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
Investigate TempDB like Sherlock HolmesSQLBits 2018
Learn how to investigate the mysterious case of SQL Server performance problems in TempDB.
Alerting; Beyond the BasicsSQLBits 2017
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.
The Big Backup TheorySQLBits 2015
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.
Wait watchers-Gain Performance Increases Fast!SQLBits 2015
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.
The Day After Tomorrow; Why You Need to BaselineSQLBits 2014
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.