Chirag is a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server 2008 and works as Senior SQL DBA at Coeo Ltd. Coeo are a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting and Remote DBA services to customers who outsource management and 24x7 operations of their SQL Server platform. Chirag specializes in delivering and maintaining mission and business critical SQL Server solutions for customers in a variety of industry sectors throughout Europe.
Prior to joining Coeo, Chirag worked for two years with the Totaljobs Group Ltd as SQL DBA Team Lead. He managed a highly successful high pressure operation's DBA team which managed over 30 production servers 24x7. He was responsible for looking after the health of the SQL environment and manage various database projects involving troubleshooting, performance tuning, monitoring, optimization, high availability, disaster recovery, replication, clustering, version upgrades and migration. He has worked with SQL Server since 1999 from SQL 6.5 to SQL 2008 R2 with industries like online travel brands, online job boards, garment manufacturing, debt collection, and teaching.
Chirag currently also holds the MCITP: Database Development and Administration for SQL 2005/2008 and MCDBA:SQL 2000 certifications.
This session aims to enlighten the audience on improving Log file design, implementation and management for extracting maximum performance from SQL Server using real world examples and strategy. The session will focus on SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008 and SQL 2008 R2.
Transaction Replication is a widely used feature in SQL Server though its internals are sparsely understood.
In this session we will look under the hood and gain indepth understanding about Transactional Replication architecture and its corresponding components like logreader and distribution agents, Reader/Writer threads, etc. We will learn methods of identifying and monitoring replication latency and methods of troubleshooting and eliminating bottlenecks to improve Replication Performance.
In this session we will take a deep dive into gaining an understanding of things that can affect transaction log performance and look into methods of prevention and troubleshooting of everyday gremlins.