Richard Douglas

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 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.