4th - 7th March 2015

ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre, London

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Brent Ozar

Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.   He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience.  He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.
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Brent Ozar has submitted 5 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending Sessions

You're using Profiler to trace queries, but you feel like you're still missing something. In just one hour, Brent Ozar will show you how to use much better free, easy tools to catch the killer queries lurking in the shadows.
You're a DBA who's struggled with Perfmon metrics and Profiler. You're facing a sea of confusing numbers, and you don't know where to focus first. Microsoft Certified Master Brent Ozar will give you a friendly introduction to wait statistics.
You store data in SQL Server, but you don't have enough work to keep a full-time DBA busy. In just one session, you'll learn the basics of performance troubleshooting, backup, index tuning, and security from Brent Ozar, recovering developer.
You're hearing a lot about the new features in SQL Server, but you're not hearing a lot about the drawbacks. Ever wonder why? Join Brent Ozar, the guy behind DBAreactions.com, for a sarcastic, funny look at SQL Server 2014's "features" and bugs.
This is not one of those career sessions that tells you to be friendly and network - forget that. Brent Ozar will explain why shaking hands doesn't work, what web page you should build right now, and how to get started with his 3-year career plan.

Previous Sessions

Making your T-SQL fast isn't really all that different from building and driving race cars. Learn lessons from racing icons that you can apply right away in your databases.
Got a slow application or server, and not sure where to start? Brent will explain how to use the two most popular free tools and how to read their results.
These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the real, honest lowdown from a virtualization administrator, a SAN administrator, and a DBA? Wouldn’t it be even better if one person had done all three, and could give you the pros and cons of each point of view? That person is Brent Ozar, a Microsoft Certified Master who’s been there and done that.
PANIC IN THE DATACENTER! Your databases are approaching - or surpassed - the Terrible Terabyte mark. You're pouring money into the SAN, but your data isn't pouring back out as fast as you want. You're terrified to DBCCs or index maintenance because everything takes forever, and you don't have big maintenance windows.
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions including SQL Edition, sockets, and RAM.
How does SQL Server build results? We'll role play: Brent Ozar will be an end user sending in queries, and you'll be SQL Server. This session is for people who are comfortable writing queries, but not with indexes, statistics, and sargability.
Ever wonder how someone else does it? There’s no right way or wrong way, but in this session you can peer over Brent’s shoulder (virtually) while he takes a few Stack Overflow queries and tries various techniques to make them faster.

Blog posts RSS

Tweaking the Defaults for Ola Hallengren’s Maintenance Scripts 17 Dec 2014
If you’re a production database administrator responsible for backups, corruption checking, and index maintenance on SQL Server, try Ola Hallengren’s free database maintenance scripts. They’re better than yours (trust me), and they give you more flexibility than built-in ...

The Most Confusing Words, Phrases, and Acronyms in SQL Server 16 Dec 2014
Words are hard. Acronyms are even harder. Here’s the words that give me the most trouble when talking to people about SQL Server. And thanks to all my Twitter friends quoted here for their suggestions! Replication “I have a question … Continue reading → If there's a ...

Rebuild or Reorganize? How to Set Up Index Maintenance in SQL Server (video) 15 Dec 2014
Index maintenance is confusing. Should you use maintenance plans or customized SQL Agent jobs? Join Kendra to learn the difference between index ‘rebuild’ and ‘reorganize’ commands, and how to avoid the pitfalls of maintenance plans in SQL Server. Interested in … Continue reading → If ...

What Is Commodity Hardware? 11 Dec 2014
You may have heard the term “commodity hardware” thrown around when describing solutions like Redis, Elasticsearch, or kCura’s new Data Grid. Commodity hardware refers to cheap, standardized servers that are easy to buy off the shelf from any vendor. Here’s a … ...

Did You Give SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition Enough Memory? 10 Dec 2014
It’s a bummer that SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition only allows you 64GB of memory. And it’s good news that the limit goes up to 128GB of memory in SQL Server 2014. But are you getting as much memory as … Continue reading → If there's a SQLSaturday coming up near you, ...