PASSMN Presentation Follow-Up: Strategies for SQL Server Index Analysis

This past Tuesday, I got a chance to speak at the Minnesota SQL Server User Group.  It was a great turn out and I wish I had more time to stay for the happy hour.  I'll definitely need to make more meetings than I do, specially since I am traveling less now. My topic for … Continue reading PASSMN Presentation Follow-Up: Strategies for SQL Server Index Analysis

Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?, in this session I discussed the patterns around non-clustered indexes and why you might choose which patterns for … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: How Do Non-Clustered Indexes Improve Performance?

Webcast Follow-Up: Choosing Your Clustered Index

Earlier this month, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the selecting the clustered index for a table in a SQL Server database.  In the session, titled Choosing Your Clustered Index, in this session I discussed the patterns around choosing clustered indexes and why you might choose one pattern over another. … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: Choosing Your Clustered Index

Webcast Follow-Up: Recognizing the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Workload

Last Monday, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's on the Microsoft's Parallel Data Warehouse.  In the session, titled Recognizing the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Workload, I discussed the role for MPP and PDW in the enterprise and the types of workloads that it can assist with. The abstract for the sessions … Continue reading Webcast Follow-Up: Recognizing the Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) Workload

Webcast Presentation Materials: Building Security Audits with Extended Events

Earlier today, I presented a session for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's; which occur every Tuesday and Thursday.  In the session, I talked about using SQL Audit (which is based on extended events) and building your own extended event sessions, titled Building Security Audits with Extended Events.  In the session, I discussed the need for security … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: Building Security Audits with Extended Events

Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Amazing Reasons DBAs Need to Love Extended Events

If you are looking for a presentation that brings together bacon, unicorns, and lightsabers, then you should have seen my presentation this past Thursday for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's. The session was 5 Amazing Reasons DBAs Need to Love Extended Events.  In it, I ran through a list of reasons on why extended events … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Amazing Reasons DBAs Need to Love Extended Events

Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing

This past Tuesday, I delivered a presentation for Pragmatic Works Training on the T's. The session I delivered was 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing. The abstract for the sessions is: Sometimes the hardest performance issues in your environment have simple solutions. One of these simple solutions is through properly indexing the database. In this … Continue reading Webcast Presentation Materials: 5 Ways to Improve Performance through Indexing