Chicago SQL Saturday (#SQLSat211) Coming Up

Chicago Skyline
We’re less than three weeks away from the Chicago SQL Saturday.  This will be my fourth time heading to Chicago for their SQL Saturday and I’m looking forward to that and a stop at Portillo’s (which I probably shouldn’t mention since Sarah isn’t able to come along).  The SQL Saturday is on April 13th, the weekend after the PASS Business Analytics Conference.  If you are coming to the SQL Saturday, you should consider the BA conference.  Alternatively, if you are going to attend the BA conference, you should consider the SQL Saturday.  If unfortunately, you aren’t planning to go to either – HEY, SIGN UP FOR SQL SATURDAY… it’s FREE – because next time, you’ll want to go to both events.

Like the previous years, I’ll be presenting again and this time, we’re going to be talking about wait stats.  The session is:

What Are You Waiting For?

You’ve spent the afternoon sweating over your T-SQL query. You’ve wrung out all of the wrinkles. It’s deployed, it’s running… now its waiting. In SQL Server the most performant query can become a problem query if there aren’t any resources in the SQL Server for it to use. In this session, we’ll look at wait statistics and what they are. We’ll look into how they are accumulated and how they can be monitored. By the end of the session, you’ll be equipped with the tools needed to determine if there are resource issues in your environment and methods to start mitigating them.

If you are in the area and looking to enhance your career and expand your knowledge on SQL Server, you should take the day and join us to learn about SQL Server.  The event is free and you can get registered here.