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As a Consultant I walk into a lot of places and right away I get asked to help with poorly performing servers. I get asked in sessions all the ‘What would you do to help me fix my query?’ I wish there was one simple answer, or that one query was all that needs fixing. But the truth is always a mix of understanding how to set things up, performing baselines, and using Wait Stats and Extended Events to identify bottlenecks. Often along the ways we will find queries to troubleshoot and fix. The best way to find them is to understand your system well enough to know when something doesn’t add up. There will always be another issue. Having the tools to fix any issue you face is important. In this session we’ll walk through examples to help you find what’s going on in your server and how to fix it NOW!
Bradley Ball is a MCITP 2005 & 2008 DBA with over a decade of experience. Bradley spent 8 years working as a Defense contractor for clients such as the U.S. Army, The Executive Office Of the President of the United States, and Publix Supermarkets. Currently the Data Platform Management Lead with Pragmatic Works specializing in DBA solutions, he has presented at many SQL Saturdays, for PASS SSUG’s, SQL Rally, DevConnections 2012 & the PASS Summit 2011 & 2012. He can be found blogging prolifically on http://www.sqlballs.com
Food and drinks will be provided by Veredus .
Our meetings are free and open to the public. The doors open at 6:00 pm and food arrives shortly after that allowing time to grab something to eat and networking with your peers. This is a secure building so you will need to check in with the guard before proceeding upstairs. The meeting will start at 6:30 with announcements and open floor discussions followed by the speaker for the night.
Please plan on joining us for the meeting after the meeting where we can network in a more casual environment.