John Morehouse

John Morehouse is a Principal Consultant with Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting living in Louisville, Kentucky. Honored to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP & VMWare vExpert, having over 2 decades of technical experience, John now focuses on solving crucial business problems with Microsoft SQL Server oriented solutions. John has a passion around speaking, teaching technical topics and giving back to his community whenever possible. He is a blogger, avid tweeter, and a frequent speaker at conferences and user groups whenever possible. If you want to find John, you can find him on Twitter (@sqlrus) or on his blog,

John Morehouse's Sessions

Soaring to New Heights with Accelerated Database RecoverySQLBits 2024

In this deep technical session, we will uncover the mechanisms of accelerated database recovery that allow for a much smoother flight in the journey of database recovery.

Azure Infrastructure - What Not to DoSQLBits 2024

This session will high light things I've seen in Azure SQL implementations that have caused issues. Attendees will learn from the mistakes of others to ensure a smooth Azure flight of their own.

Banishing Slow Queries with Intelligent Query ProcessingSQLBits 2023

An overview of the performance enhancing Intelligent Query Processing features in SQL Server 2019 as well as including some new SQL Server 2022 items,

Tales from the Field - How to Avoid BurnoutSQLBits 2023

In the fast paced "always plugged in world" we all live in today, getting burned out is something that you will most likely experience. That feeling of emotional and physical exhaustion that leaves you overwhelmed, trapped, defeated and stagnant can be unbearable. Taking the time to learn how to avoid burnout can be game-changer for your mental health, motivation, and productivity. In this 20 minute session, we will discuss ways to help prevent that burn out.

Switching Careers: From PT to ITSQLBits 2023

The biggest risk in life is not taking one. Would you switch careers in the middle of the pandemic to a field that you have no experience in? That is exactly what Yuki did: he was on the brink of starting his doctorate for physical therapy when he decided to make the last minute change to become a DBA. Yuki and his mentor, John Morehouse, both found themselves in unique positions on opposite ends of their careers with a long road ahead of them. Listen to Yuki's unique journey of becoming a DBA and hear John's advice on how to mentor someone from early days.

10 Productivity tools in 20 minutesSQLBits 2022

You are busy, we are busy, everyone is busy. These are the tools that two busy consultants use to improve their productivity. We want to tell you about the tools that we use; that maximise our time, simplify our life, reduce our key strokes and generally make us appear more amazing. So that you can use them too. We have 20 minutes, so we wont go into much detail but we have some good quick stories to tell.

There is a time and a place for everythingSQLBits 2022

There is a time and a place for everything. John and Rob, being consultants, often say "Well, it depends" Lets talk about some of the times when the "rules" may not fit

Designing Azure Data Disaster Recovery StrategiesSQLBits 2020

Unfortunately, disasters can affect cloud technologies and if you are't prepared for it, the results can be painful. Let's discuss ways to implement Azure SQL disaster recovery techniques to help protect your data!

Getting Started with Learning AzureSQLBits 2020

Join three Microsoft Data Platform MVPs to discuss the best approach with building your Azure skills. You will learn the best approaches to gaining the skills you need to function in a cloud world.