Stop throwing hardware at the problem !
I've been in more than one situation where I was asked to tune a system where they had thrown a years salary in hardware at the problem already. Only to find out that the app would run just 3% faster or even 10% slower !
I'll bring some examples and will show you what I did and why. This is not just for DBA's, DEV's should also get at least one usefull thing out of this session.
André is a freelance SQL Server specialist. He has done a lot of DBA work on 100’s of servers where he discovered his love for Powershell, architecting SQL Server solutions, building and tuning ETL processes (with BIML), and even implementing PDW.
André is a SQL Server MPV, Dutch PASS Chapter Leader and organiser of SQL Saturday Holland