Pedro Lopes is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Data SQL Server team, based in Redmond, WA, USA.

He over 19 years of industry experience and has been with Microsoft for almost 10 years, where he is currently responsible for Program Management of database engine features for SQL Server and Azure SQL, with special focus on the Relational Engine (Query Processor, Programmability, Performance).

He is a regular speaker at conferences and user groups events (such as TechReady, Ignite, Build, PASS Summit, SQLIntersection, SQLBits, 24H of PASS), blogs about all things SQL at http://aka.ms/sqlserverteam, authored the book “Learn T-SQL Querying” (https://aka.ms/LearnTSQLQuerying), and  several tools in the TigerToolbox on GitHub: AdaptiveIndexDefrag (http://aka.ms/AID), the BPCheck script for SQL Best Practices and Performance checks (http://aka.ms/BPCheck), or usp_WhatsUp to get an instant view of performance affecting issues in your workload (https://aka.ms/uspwhatsup).

Pedro Lopes has submitted 6 sessions for SQLBits 2020, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

SQL Server 2019 introduces ground-breaking query performance enhancements under the Intelligent Query Processing family.
In order to get the most out of the latest hardware innovations, you need the latest software innovations as well. SQL Server 2019 introduces a suite of new and improved memory optimized technologies.
Azure SQL Database Edge offers the same SQL database engine which is optimized to run at the edge with a small resource footprint and with built-in capabilities like streaming support.
As businesses and applications reach global scale, you know that SQL Server and Azure SQL can support international applications. But there's much more than meets the eye.
What is a query plan is and what information does it hold? Dagnose and understand how the code you write is actually executed by the Database Engine.
Seasoned or new DBAs, you may be unsure of the latest and greatest recommendations for configuring and maintaining a high-performance tier-1 database system. This session is for you!

Sessions

Previous Sessions

Do you have an application running with an in-market version of SQL Server, such as 2012 or 2014? Then this session is for you! We will see more in-depth what enhancements are in the latest SPs and 2016, and why you should install them.
Do you have an application running with an in-market version of SQL Server, such as 2012 or 2014? Then this session is for you! We will see more in-depth what enhancements are in the latest SPs and 2016, and why you should install them.
Take charge of any performance issue coming your way. "SQL Server is hurting!" Turn feelings to symptoms, and become the hero that saved the day.
This session will showcase several improvements in SQL Server, focusing on the latest and upcoming query performance diagnostics and query processing enhancements that address some of the most common customer pain points. Ranging from new xEvents and Showplan improvements, to Intelligent Query Processing innovations, learn how you can leverage these features and streamline the process of troubleshooting query performance with faster insights.
Upgrades should be approached with the same rigor and processes as a full software or hardware project – a solid methodology is required for success. Microsoft provides you with all the tools you need to achieve a seamless, reliable upgrade experience. In this session we demonstrate some of the free tools that Microsoft provides in order to ensure your SQL Server upgrade is a success.
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