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​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Meetings 

December 10th, 2015NoneSQL Lunch at NBS office​N/A
January 14th, 2016 PendingTBD​N/A
February 11th, 2016Kimberly Tripp, SQLSkills.comStored Procedure Optimization Techniques

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March 10th, 2016
Tim Ford, SQLCruise.comTuning Indexes using SQLDMO and System Views
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April 14th, 2016Glenn Berry,​
Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance
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May 12th, 2016Jes Borland, Concurrency.comMinimize Data Loss with Advanced Restore Techniques​Register
June 9th, 2016Karen LopezTBD​TBD
July 16th, 2016TBDTBD
August 11th, 2016TBDTBD
September 8th, 2016
Paul Randal, Performance Troubleshooting Using Wait Statistics​
October 14th, 2016TBDTBD
November 11th, 2016TBDTBD
December 8th, 2016TBDTBD


Registration is just an RSVP so we know how many people are attending.  We won't use it for anything else.



Topic for the April 2016 Meeting:


Hardware 201: Selecting and Sizing Database Hardware for OLTP Performance

The foundation of database performance is the underlying server hardware and storage subsystem. Even the best designed and optimized database application can be crippled by an inadequate hardware and storage infrastructure.

Recent advances in new processors and chipsets, along with improvements in magnetic and SSD storage have dramatically changed the evaluation and selection process compared to the past. Many database professionals struggle to keep up with new technology and often simply let someone else make their hardware selection and sizing decisions. Unfortunately, the DBA usually gets the blame for any performance issues that crop up later. Don't let this happen to you!

This session covers current and upcoming hardware from Intel and gives you the tools and resources to make better hardware selection decisions to support SQL Server OLTP workloads.

Audience: DBA / IT Pro, Level 100-200

Note: this is a 90-minute session, including Q&A, so be sure to make arrangements for a long lunch!

Click here to register (Free!)

GlennBerry.jpgAbout Glenn Berry:
Principal Consultant,
Glenn is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.

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Session recording coming soon!




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